Black Lives Matter activists threaten ‘riots’ if Mayor-elect Eric Adams reinstates NYPD anti-crime units
NEW YORK — Leaders of the city’s Black Lives Matter movement on Wednesday threatened “riots” and “bloodshed” in the streets if Mayor-elect Eric Adams reverses the abolition of the NYPD’s controversial anti-crime units. “If he thinks that they’re going to go back to the old ways of policing, then we are going to take to the streets again. There will be riots, there will be fire and there will ...news.yahoo.com
NYC mayoral candidate Eric Adams caught illegally parking, driving on a sidewalk, and actually entering his Brooklyn apartment in wild stakeout by New York magazine reporters
A reporter saw Adams "climb into the car from the passenger side, shimmy into the driver's seat, then drive the car up onto the sidewalk."news.yahoo.com
Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa spar in 1st NYC mayoral debate
The two men running to become New York City’s next mayor offered starkly different visions at their first debate about how to lead the nation’s largest city out of the pandemic, improve public safety and gird the city of 8.8 million people for more powerful storms driven by climate change.
Here’s What Eric Adams and NYC’s New Black Leaders Need to Do
Andrew Lichtenstein/GettyBy November, Black politicians will hold an unprecedented number of offices in New York City. And the likelihood of Democratic nominee Eric Adams becoming the city’s 110th mayor, and second Black mayor, will add a critical executive seat to the mix of legislative, judicial, and party positions.Yet, there are questions about how this “new Black political class” will use its power. Can individual electoral achievements be translated into a broader agenda of community develnews.yahoo.com
Biden balances fighting rising crime, reforming police
Facing rising fears of summer violence, President Joe Biden has embarked on a precarious political high-wire act, trying to balance supporting law enforcement to curb the rise in crime while also backing the police reform movement championed by many of his supporters.
Adams' win in NYC latest in surge for moderate Democrats
The triumph of a moderate Democrat in the mayoral primary in deep blue New York City appears to accelerate a recent trend of some of the party’s most fervent voters breaking away from its most progressive candidates. Eric Adams, a former New York Police Department captain, this week became his party’s nominee to lead the nation’s largest city after making a centerpiece of his campaign his rejection of left-leaning activists' calls to defund the police.news.yahoo.com
Former cop Eric Adams poised to become NYC's next mayor as city rejects 'defund the police' movement
A black former police captain who promised to crack down on rising crime in New York is on track to become the city’s next mayor after winning the Democratic nomination. Eric Adams, borough president of Brooklyn who served in the New York Police Department for over two decades, won the party primary after a campaign promising to strike the right balance between public safety and ending racial injustice in policing. "New York is going to show America how to run cities," Mr Adams said on Wednesdaynews.yahoo.com
NYC mayoral primary winner Eric Adams: 'I know how to lead'
Eric Adams, the winner of the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City, vowed Wednesday to guide the city to a new era of safety and prosperity. “New York is going to show America how to run cities,” Adams said on “CBS This Morning.” Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, bested a large Democratic field in New York’s first major race to use ranked choice voting.news.yahoo.com
EXPLAINER: Absentees solidify win for Adams in NY mayor race
The Associated Press declared Eric Adams the winner of the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City Tuesday after nearly all absentee ballots were counted, leaving no path for his closest competitors to catch him. The Brooklyn Borough president led Kathryn Garcia by a little more than 8,400 votes, or about 1 percentage point, after election officials finished tallying the results under the city's ranked choice voting system. Election officials were still scrutinizing a few thousand absentee ballots to determine if they are valid.news.yahoo.com
Pistol-Packing Ex-Cop Eric Adams Wins NYC Mayoral Primary by a Hair
Brendan McDermid/ReutersBrooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has won the Democratic primary for New York City mayor, the Associated Press reported Tuesday evening.With nearly all of the absentee ballots finally counted by the city’s notoriously inept Board of Elections, Adams—a former police officer who would be the city’s second Black mayor—bested former Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia by about 8,500 votes, or one percentage point. This was the city’s first major primary to use a rankednews.yahoo.com
NYC mayor race: Eric Adams holds narrow lead as thousands of absentee ballots tallied
Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams maintains a narrow lead in the race for New York City’s next mayor, as elections officials tallied thousands of absentee ballots in the city’s Democratic primary. Mr Adams – a former New York City Police Department officer and state legislator – now holds a 1 per cent lead over the city’s former sanitation director Kathryn Garcia. The latest preliminary count from the city’s Board of Elections includes roughly 125,000 absentee ballots, which voters had until 29 June to submit in time for the primary election.news.yahoo.com
Eric Adams wins Democratic primary in NYC’s mayoral race
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has won the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City after appealing to the political center and promising to strike the right balance between fighting crime and ending racial injustice in policing. A former police captain, Adams would be the city’s second Black mayor if elected. Results from the latest tabulations released Tuesday showed him leading former city sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia by 8,426 votes, or a little more than 1 percentage point.news.yahoo.com
Revised vote count shows Adams ahead in NYC mayoral primary
Revised vote counts in New York City’s Democratic mayoral primary show Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams maintaining a thin lead, a day after a first attempt to report the results of a ranked choice voting analysis went disastrously wrong. The mayor’s race, part of the first city election to use ranked choice voting, was thrown into disarray Tuesday after the city’s Board of Elections posted incorrect preliminary vote counts and then withdrew them hours later. Corrected numbers released Wednesday showed Adams, a former police captain and state senator, leading former sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia by 14,755 votes.news.yahoo.com
Error mars vote count in NYC mayoral primary
The Democratic primary for mayor of New York City was thrown into a state of confusion Tuesday when election officials abruptly retracted their latest report on the vote count after realizing it had been corrupted by test data never cleared from a computer system.
Hundreds march to protest NYPD after subway altercation
(CNN) - Hundreds of people marched through downtown Brooklyn for hours to protest what they described as continuous brutality by the New York Police Department. The protests came days after a video shared widely on social media showed officers fighting with teens at a subway station in the city, according to CNN affiliate WABC. In addition to protesting the police, the marchers also accused the subway system of over-policing, the affiliate said. Those taking part in the protest highlighted a recent video that shows police breaking up a fight among teens at a metro station. The officer involved in the altercation has been assigned to non-enforcement duty pending the investigation, the affiliate reported.
New York to ease rat problem by drowning them in booze
But that last time-honored tradition has vexed city planners for centuries, with rodents blighting New York City's tunnels, streets and businesses for as long as the city has existed. The city plans to entice the creatures with bait before drowning them in a bucket of alcohol. The device, called Ekomille and created by private company Rat Trap Inc., attracts the rodents with food and then drops them through a trap door into an alcoholic substance. The transparent cover provides natural light," Rat Trap Inc. adds about the method on its website. But this is far from the first highly touted solution that has aimed to solve New York's rat problem.