Within the fog of social unrest in cities throughout the nation, the Democrat political leaders, leaders of Black Lives Matter, Antifa and other groups of rioters, arsonists and Marxist politicians in New York City were demanding that Mayor Bill de Blasio either defund the police department or reduce police authority.
De Blasio — who has had a bumpy relationship with his cops — eliminated the 600-member Anti-Crime Unit. The elite officers worked in plain clothes squads in various high-crime areas and were successful during the administrations of Mayors Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg. Once de Blasio eliminated the crimefighting officers from minority neighborhoods murders, shootings and other violent incidents have dramatically increased.
After staying silent, some very prominent members of the black community are urging NYC politicians to bring back the effective the plain clothes group.
After another tragic week of gun violence, including the death of a 1-year-old baby boy, two members of the Black community called on the NYPD to bring back the disbanded Anti-Crime Unit to help get guns and killers off the street.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, a Democrat, seemed to break ranks from his fellow liberals last Monday after the 1-year-old became the latest victim of gun violence. The only major news organization to cover the child’s murder was Fox News Channel when host Sean Hannity dispatched FNC contributor Lawrence Johnson to interview the family of the deceased baby.
“Babies are not supposed to be wearing these in a coffin,” Adams said in a press statement..
Adams, a former member of the nation’s largest police department, joined other members of African-American community to call on the NYPD to stop the violence by re-instituting the Anti-Crime Unit — undercover cops whose priority was to get guns out of the hands of gang members and other killers.
“I think that a total elimination is something we need to reevaluate. Right now, bad guys are saying if you don’t see a blue and white you can do whatever you want,” said Adams.
Community activist Tony Herbert agrees.
“The guns keep going off and now we have a 1-year-old and the blood is on the hands of the mayor and the state Legislature,” said Herbert.
“This past weekend alone, there were 28 shooting incidents and 35 victims across the city’s five boroughs, compared to just five incidents and six victims during the same Friday-to-Sunday period last year,” according to the NYPD headquarters, One Police Plaza.