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22-Year NYPD Veteran and ‘Defund the Police’ Opponent Wins Democratic Primary in NYC Mayoral Race



Eric Adams

A moderate Democrat who served with the NYPD for 22 years has won the Democratic Primary for New York City’s Mayoral race. 60-year-old Eric Adams was a vocal opponent of the “defund the police” movement during his campaign. “If Black lives really matter, it can’t only be against police abuse. It has to be against the violence that’s ripping apart our communities” said Adams the night of the primary.

If elected, Adams will be the second Black mayor of the liberal city where Democrats outnumber Republicans 7 to 1. “Now we must focus on winning in November so that we can deliver on the promise of this great city for those who are struggling, who are underserved, and who are committed to a safe, fair, affordable future for all New Yorkers,” said Adams.

Adams is against the “defund the police” movement and said in May after a shooting in Times Square wounded three people, including a 4-year-old girl in Time Square, “we’re not going to recover as a city if we turn back time and see an increase in violence, particularly gun violence.”

The results finally came two weeks after voting for the primary ended in a field of five candidates. The Associated Press called the race for Adams who narrowly defeated former sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia by 8,426 votes.

Also on Tuesday, New York City’s Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a “disaster emergency” on gun violence in New York and issued an executive order to expedite funding to help with what he referred to as a new “epidemic.”

Cuomo tweeted about his initiative, “Gun violence is a public health crisis, and we must treat it like one. This declaration will allow us to give this crisis the full attention & resources it deserves.” He also pledged 138 million dollars for the initiative.

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  1. Jorge P

    July 7, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Talking to my dad this AM, who’s lived in Queens for 55 years, and he stated that all the Covid relief money as well as unemployment money is being used to buy illegal guns. Of course Dems will focus on even more stringent gun laws and not the actual root causes, as outlaws run around burning, looting, and shooting up the city.

    I believe the city needs a conservative-minded mayor to truly get out of this mess; but hope Mr. Adams is DINO and is true conservative underneath.

  2. Slideglide

    July 7, 2021 at 11:03 am

    Being a Democrat, he is pressumed to be a cog in the Democrat Party behemoth machine.

    The read startes of, somewhat moderate, but then he started talkung about BLM, in a positive way.

    Nothing positive has come from BLM, especially towards Black Americans.

    Promoting racial tension is not productive, but is actually counter productive.

  3. Joe Crosby

    July 7, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Eric you are right Black Lives do not Matter on slaughter house neighborhoods! My opinion is the reason politicians have not done anything about it in democrat run locales is because there is no political gain from doing so!!

  4. Montie Craddock

    July 7, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    It is every citizen’s right and responsibility to defend their individual freedoms, life and property . How complicated is that ?

  5. Susan

    July 8, 2021 at 4:18 am

    Eric Adams is known as a very flawed and corrupt man. New Yorkers should vote for Curtis Silwa, a man who has spent his life actually fighting crime in the streets. A man of integrity.

  6. Nasonya Rowell

    July 17, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    New York will stay a cesspool as long as they continue voting for people that separate instead of unite.

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