Speaking to a group outside Brooklyn Borough Hall on Wednesday, race agitator Hank Newsome, a co-founder of the Marxist revolutionaries of Black Lives Matter, promised New York City “riots,” “fire,” and “bloodshed” if Mayor-elect Eric Adams brings back the law enforcement policies that worked so well in the past.
“If they think they are going back to the old ways of policing, then we’re going to take to the streets again,” Newsome threatened. “There will be riots. There will be fire, and there will be bloodshed.”
In response to criticism of this direct threat, Newsome told the New York Post, “I am not threatening anyone. I am just saying that it’s a natural response to aggressive oppression, people will react.”
What Newsome objects to is the NYPD’s plainclothes anti-crime units, which have effectively cracked down on violent crime in New York, specifically the gun crime that victimizes the black lives Newsome purports to care about.
As John Nolte at Breitbart News put it, “[B]ecause they can’t win at the ballot box, the Black Lives Matter terrorists are blatantly and openly threatening more terrorism on top of the terrorism these monsters have already inflicted in that city, mostly on innocent civilians and a whole lot of black neighborhoods… [T]hese Antifa and Black Lives Matter terrorists are bound and determined to destroy these cities—their physical structures as well as their quality of life. The terrorist outfits must be dealt with because coddling them only encourages them, and now they are emboldened to where they feel comfortable promising bloodshed if they do not get their way.”