IMMEDIATE FRONT-RUNNER: Brooklyn Boro President Eric Adams Announces NYC Mayoral Run [PHOTO ROUNDUP OVER THE YEARS]

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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced he is running for mayor of New York City on Wednesday, joining an already crowded field of candidates for the 2021 election.

Adams, who entered politics after a two-decade career as a police officer, announced his candidacy in a video posted overnight.

“Whether it’s the pandemic or violence in our streets we don’t feel safe, and too often city government makes things worse with inefficiency that leads to inequality and holds our people back,” the 60-year-old Adams says in the video, in which he also describes being victimized by police brutality in his youth and joining the police in order to fight for reforms from the inside.

The 60-year-old, who has served as borough president since 2013, immediately becomes a front-runner in a crowded field for the June 2021 Democratic primary.

He spent 22 years in the NYPD, helping establish 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care, to improve relations between the black community and police.

Adams has been a staunch supporter of the Jewish community in NYC, hosting events to better relations between communities, and giving funds to much needed community organizations. Most recently, Adams was able to facilitate the funds to Williamsburg Hatzolah for two brand new ambulances.

If elected, Adams would be the city’s second Black mayor. Other candidates who have announced they are running for the Democratic primary to succeed the term-limited Mayor Bill de Blasio include City Comptroller Scott Stringer, civil rights lawyer and former MSNBC legal analyst Maya Wiley, former Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia and former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan.

(AP)



14 COMMENTS

  1. I’m old enough to remember her whitewashing Jihadi crimes in 2007 in her so called “documentary. ”

    CNN documentary on fanatics accused of anti-Jewish bias – World Jewish Congress. Aug.30.2007

    [ worldjewishcongress.org/en/news/cnn-documentary-on-fanatics-accused-of-anti-jewish-bias]

  2. I dont believe he is a front runner with 2 other black candidates in the race namely Maya Wiley and Ray Mcguire and secondly he wont get the white liberals support because of his “go back to Iowa” comments and anti gay remarks. Secondly am not convinced frum people will necesarily back him once they find out his associations with Farrakhan and his suing the NYPD when he worked at NYPD, especially where there is a Jew married to a Jewish woman running named Scott Stringer. Has he highlighted any frum issues of concern during his being borough president of the most frum borough?

  3. YES, He’s a good guy. YES, He seems genuine. YES, He’s a friend of ours. YES, in general I believe that Hakoras Hatov should be a very large factor in who we vote for. YES, he’s apparently the best candidate out there on the Democratic side.
    BUT… Does anyone remember the Dinkins era? The mere fact that a Black person became mayor went to the heads of the Sharpton crowds (do we know his relationship with Sharpton and his ilk?) and along came ‘black anarchy’ with the Korean bodega issues…Crown Heights progrom (YES PROGROM)…and ultimately the murder of Yankel Rosenbaum HY”D.

    Oh and BTW, did you check out the videos here? Did you see his participation in BLM protests? How does that make you feel???

    In regards to Hakoras Hatov, how about appreciating our men in blue that (try to) protect us?

    I for one will NOT be voting for him despite him being the best candidate on the democratic ticket.

    Vote Rebublican. Vote Repulican. Vote Republican.

  4. No Republican has a chance in the NYC cesspool of socialist’s living here.

    Eric Adams is a man of integrity. Has a impeccable track record of helping Jews. I stand behind him 100%.

  5. Scott Stinger? LOLOOLOLOL

    Why? Because Ezra Friedlander, the great defender of the Iran deal says he will be good? We do NOT need Jews in office.

    Eric Adams is my man!

  6. Is it not an exploitation of children to use them for political campaigns, such as one sees in the photos of the boys holding-up signs for Eric Adams? Clearly, they are too young to have any real understanding of such matters.