NYC Mayor-elect Adams vows to rehire plainclothes cops despite ‘riot’ threat

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — New York Mayor-elect Eric Adams vowed Thursday to reinstate the NYPD’s controversial plainclothes cop units even though a prominent leader of the city’s Black Lives Matter movement told him “riots” and “bloodshed” will ensue in the streets if he follows through. Adams — who met with the Black Lives Matter leader, Hawk Newsome, and other activists in Brooklyn on Wednesday — dismissed Newsome’s threat as toothless and said it holds no bearing on his plan to reintroduce the plainclothes units once he takes office. “That’s silly, and I think New Yorkers should not allow rhetoric like th…

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