New York City Mayor Eric Adams was interrupted before a crowd at Madison Square Garden before a New York Knicks game by a heckler shouting, “Shut the f*** up.”
Adams took the opportunity before the basketball game Monday to admire civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Thank you, New York. As we honor the life and times of Dr. King during some of the most difficult moments,” the new mayor stated.
“When the civil rights battle was on the line, Dr. King wanted the ball in his hand and he gave his life to ensure that our country would be a better place for all of us,” added Adams.
The “shut the fuck up” at :22 😚🤌🏽 pic.twitter.com/R5NavxbMum
— yc (@yc) January 17, 2022
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Heckler Tells Adams to ‘Shut the F*** Up’
Video seems to suggest some in the crowd had no interest in the new Mayor’s words. One person can be heard shouting, “Shut the f*** up!” with scattered laughter among the crowd.
While it may seem a bit inappropriate, Adams might have been noticed by the heckler. DidSlowly, he transformed his short remarks to the crowd into what looked like a campaign speech.
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“Right now, we want the ball in our hand again as we deal with Covid, as we deal with crime, as we deal with uncertainty,” he said. “Let’s win this for team New York, for team America. Let’s take the ball.”
Mayor Adams was applauded by the crowd as he concluded his speech.
A retired captain of police, Eric Adams is the mayor in charge of the biggest city in America. He says that he experiences unsafeness when riding the subway. The system has a “feeling of disorder,” Mayor Eric Adams said. https://t.co/0PAmvZsU5h
— Fox5NY (@fox5ny) January 18, 2022
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Adams Off To Shaky Start
People who had high expectations for Eric Adams, after Bill de Blasio was replaced as mayor by the incompetent Bill de Blasio, have found that things are not going to plan.
After being interrupted by the heckler, Adams mentions how ‘team New York’ must ‘deal with crime.’
After Michelle Alyssa Go, 40 years old, was pushed onto tracks by an oncoming train at busy subway stations and died of her injuries, this is what happened.
Adams responded by saying even he doesn’t feel safe in his city’s subway system.
Subway crime has been the bogeyman of “tough-on-crime” politicians and police unions for years.
Now, after Saturday’s deadly shove at Times Square station, it’s ex-cop/Mayor Eric Adams saying he doesn’t feel safe taking the train, @michellelprice writes. https://t.co/LFNGC8Gh6q
— Mike Sisak (@mikesisak) January 18, 2022
“On day one, I took the subway system, I felt unsafe. There were always homeless. On the train, people were shouting. There was a feeling of disorder,” the Democrat mayor explained.
Think about how it must feel for people who commute by subway every day.
As one of his first acts as Mayor, Eric Adams allowed the “Our City Our Vote” legislation to become law, giving roughly 800,000 non-citizens the right to vote in local elections.
Mayor Eric Adams says allowing non-citizens to vote for NYC elections is ‘best choice’ https://t.co/vzgDM77muv pic.twitter.com/Y58igm4b1k
— New York Post (@nypost) January 10, 2022
“I believe allowing the legislation to be enacted is by far the best choice, and look forward to bringing millions more into the democratic process,” Adams said.
Following his predecessor’s penchant for authoritarianism, Adams surprised New Yorkers by saying he would keep de Blasio’s vaccine mandate for private employers in place.
“The private sector employer mandate will stay in effect in the New Year, with a focus on compliance, not punishment,” health commissioner Dr. Dave A. Chokshi announced.
“Our focus is vaccine and testing, vaccine and testing, vaccine and testing,” Adams insisted.