NYC’s Eric Adams’s Big Lie About a Deceased Cop
Clearly, Bill de Blasio’s successor is also not ready for prime time.
In the 2021 New York City mayoral election, after eight years enduring the abject ineptitude of Bill de Blasio — especially during the ChiCom Virus pandemic — voters had a choice between a smart leftist, Andrew Yang, and a dullard leftist, Eric Adams. They opted for Adams, proving once again that below-average voters tend to elect below-average candidates, and they have done so again in our nation’s largest city.
To his credit, Adams was a New York City Transit Police officer and then an NYPD officer for 22 years until his political aspirations got the better of him in 2006. He then won two terms in the New York State Senate and later served seven years as the influential Borough President of Brooklyn.
Among a few indications of Adams’s integrity then, in 1999, when a black man could still get away with speaking the truth about race and violence, Adams declared publicly: “Lying is at the root of our training. At the academy, recruits are told that they should not see black or brown people as different, but we all do. We all know that the majority of people arrested for predatory crimes are African-American. We didn’t create that scenario, but we have to police in that scenario. So we need to be honest and talk about it.”
Adams ran as a “moderate Democrat” mirroring Joe Biden’s 2020 charade, and both have established themselves now as pawns of Marxist puppeteers.
Of his mayoral election, the Wall Street Journal editors declared: “The de Blasio era has shown that the hard-won gains of the Giuliani-Bloomberg years can easily be squandered. Mr. Adams campaigned as a practical liberal focused on results, not the illusions of progressive pieties. He’ll need that focus to set New York back on a road to genuine progress.”
Given the 62-year-old Adams’s marginal political experience, he now finds himself amid cascading crises — again, mirroring Joe Biden.
Last week, Manhattan’s thug DA Alvin Bragg, who has political aspirations of his own — which also accounts for his prosecution of Donald Trump — announced an investigation into Adams’s campaign donors. Bragg alleges there was a “very organized” scheme to “circumvent campaign finance laws to deliver more money to the Adams campaign” than allowed by law with the intent, according to Politico, “to use the illicitly obtained haul to seek favorable treatment from City Hall once Adams was elected.”
I know, you are shocked.
Then there was renewed criticism of Adams’s “out of control migrant shelter crisis,” given the flood of more than 70,000 illegal immigrants into New York, mostly those Biden invited across our southern border.
I know, you thought New York was a “sanctuary city.”
Then there was the scooter killer this past weekend — a black assailant who rode a scooter around Brooklyn and Queens randomly shooting people, murdering an 87-year-old Muslim man. No, this was not a “gun problem” but a continuation of the institutionalized lawlessness in the name of “social justice” that began with the Demos’ “Summer of Rage” riots in 2020.
I know, you thought New York was a “tolerant” city.
And on the subject of tolerance, two weeks ago at a town hall, 84-year-old Holocaust survivor Jeanie Dubnau asked Adams a question about housing affordability. Adams angrily responded, “Don’t stand in front like you treated someone that’s on the plantation that you own.” Asked in a subsequent interview if he “went too far,” Adams doubled down, insisting the Holocaust survivor’s behavior was “degrading,” and he refused to apologize.
Now, as if he was not deep enough in the hole he keeps digging, The New York Times called out Adams for claiming he kept a photo of a murdered police officer in his wallet for decades. Good cop Adams claimed, in a “get tough on crime” message, that the murder of two NYPD officers recently “reminded him of the 1987 line-of-duty death of a friend, Officer Robert Venable.” Adams claimed, “I keep a picture of Robert in my wallet,” and he posed with that photo.
But according to the Times, the photo “had not actually spent decades in the mayor’s wallet” but was a recent photo he instructed some of his office minions to artificially age, “including by splashing some coffee on it.”
This desecration of valor lie is worse than a stolen valor lie, but I suspect few of his leftist supporters care.
However, Mr. Mayor, this desecration we will not forget.
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