NYC Mayor Eric Adams and his war on the civil rights of the people that he pretends to represent.
“It shouldn’t have to happen to you for it to matter to you.” Words that are applicable in so many
scenarios. The Russian declaration of was on the Ukraine is a perfect example of that – the vast majority
of the world united in their concern for the slaughter and barbarism that is presently playing out before
our disbelieving eyes and ears. That said, there are of course many other wars under way that don’t get
the coverage, and outrage, that the situation in Ukraine. Yemen and Afghanistan being two names of
note. And then closer to home have NYC Mayor Eric Adams and his war on the civil rights of the people
that he pretends to represent.
In August 2020, NYC’s “Anti-Crime Unit” was disbanded following wave after wave of racial justice
protests following the murder of George Floyd. We can join up the dots here as to the timing of that –
the country rages, rightly so, at continued police brutality aimed at Black Americans, including the Anti-
Crime Unit. It had become too much for New Yorkers to tolerate, given the units penchant for brutal
tactics and high-profile shootings. So, it should come as no surprise that something as repellent and
overwhelmingly despised by the good people of NYC as the Anti-Crime Unit, is being resurrected as
“Neighborhood Safety Teams”, all with the blessing of Adams.
Just like the Anti-Crime Unit, Neighborhood Safety Teams will have a largely unaccountable presence in
the city. Let’s not be fooled here, these are not regular cops. Far from it. They are an extension of
Adams’ unbearable ego, manifesting itself in yet another way of treating the citizens of NYC with
lamentable contempt. Anti-Crime Units had an awful record for when it came to abuses of power and
notching up related complaints. There is no reason to believe that Neighborhood Safety Teams will be
any different, courtesy of having Adams at the helm.
This whole thing is a further take on the continual failings of the Democratic Party, of which Adams is a
key figure of (and let’s not forget, he was an avowed Republican prior to his miraculous conversion to
the Democratic Party. And that’s without an iota of reflection on Adams’s ongoing obsession with “Stop
and Frisk.” The DNC are nothing more than pseudo slave traders for the twenty-first century. They
offer up negligible evidence to the contrary that they turn a blind eye to the ongoing exploitation and
persecution of Black Americans.
Do we need further proof of that? Well, there’s plenty more of it if you need it. Governor of New York
state, Kathy Hochul, another Democrat (surprise-surprise) has revisited the abomination of “jails to
jobs” and the use of prison labor by private companies. This is exploitation, dressed up as “training” for
use upon release. Vidal Guzman, now a prison reform advocate, has spent time behind bars and found
himself exploited by the private sector, earning a eye-widening, jaw-dropping, sixteen cents an hour for
his labor. Inmates who have previously been through such misery are not afforded the labor
protections that non-incarcerated worker are. That is, and always has been, a recipe for exploitation.
And the private sector is again licking its lips at the prospect of doing the same again. For very good
reason, the state of New York outlawed the use of prison labor for the interests of the private sector in
the late nineteenth century. That Adams and Hochul want the mid-nineteenth century to act as a blue-