This is exactly what I predicted would happen when the George Floyd riots/protests were going on last year. It seemed to me at the time that the totalitarian humanist sector of the ruling class was trying to weaponize the protestors, rioters, and general “Left” against Trump, with the intent of purging them after achieving power.
Adams ran as a Democrat but his Thursday comments seemed well-received by some notable local Republicans in the audience.
“Not my city,” Eric Adams, a former police captain who was elected in November to succeed termed-out Mayor Bill de Blasio, said at a Police Athletic League event at the Harvard Club, according to the New York Post.
“We’re not going to surrender to those who are saying ‘We’re going to burn down New York’,” Adams said.
The message seemed squarely aimed at Hawk Newsome, a local leader of the Black Lives Matter movement who last month threatened “riots,” “fire” and “bloodshed” if Adams tried to revive past anti-crime practices that were discarded during the de Blasio years.