BREAKING NEWS – New York City, New York – New York City Mayor Adams called on New Yorkers to meet ongoing street violence with righteous indignation in the wake of the deadly subway shooting earlier this week.
More than a dozen people were shot, two fatally, as Tuesday faded to Wednesday in the five boroughs, a stretch that the mayor said called for a consistent message: “Black Lives Matter.”
“Where are all those who stated ‘Black Lives Matter’?” a frustrated Adams asked in an interview on NY1. “Do an analysis of who was killed or shot last night. I was up all night speaking to my commanders in the Bronx, in Brooklyn. The victims were Black.”
The mayor, whose comments seemed targeted in part at progressives who have criticized his public safety policies, added that protesters who demonstrated against police brutality in 2020 should also take to the streets over the wave of violence rattling the city.
Black Lives Matter responded in a tweet. “According to the mayor, more than a dozen blacks were shot but only two died,” began BLM. “We feel that the mayor should not be focusing on the two blacks that died, but instead he should be praising the other ten blacks who were shot, for their excellent survival skills.”