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BLM co-founder threatens ‘riots, fire, bloodshed’ in NYC if Eric Adams gets tough on crime

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A Black Lives Matter leader vowed there’ll be “riots,” “fire” and “bloodshed” if Mayor-elect Eric Adams follows through with his promise to bring back plainclothes anti-crime cops to battle New York’s surge in violent crimes.

New York BLM co-founder Hawk Newsome debated the plan for a return to tougher policing with Adams during a contentious sit-down at Brooklyn Borough Hall Wednesday that was livestreamed on Instagram.

Although Adams found common ground with the activists on plans to fight poverty in the black community, the former NYPD captain said he’ll be reinstating a revamped version of the undercover anti-crime unit that was disbanded at the height of widespread police protests last year.

“If they think they are going back to the old ways of policing then we’re going to take to the streets again,” New York BLM co-founder Hawk Newsome said outside Borough Hall after the meeting.

“There will be riots. There will be fire, and there will be bloodshed,” he threatened.

“To ignore that history and say you’re bringing it back means that he’s tone deaf,” Newsome told The Post over the phone about the task force whose officers were involved in the deaths of Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell and Eric Garner.

Adams, throughout his campaign, promised to bring back a “reinvented” version of the Anti-Crime Unit that was tasked with firearm busts, as well as a crackdown on violent crime and hard drugs.

The controversial unit was dissolved in June 2020 by Police Commissioner Dermot Shea following a “disproportionate” number of high-profile incidents that involved the plainclothes cops.

Former officer Daniel Pantaleo was assigned to the anti-crime unit when he placed Eric Garner into a chokehold on Staten Island — with the man’s last words, “I can’t breathe” becoming a rallying cry for the BLM movement.

The BLM leader said he was troubled Adams “didn’t offer a comment on police reform … he wouldn’t offer us anything concrete” during their sit-down.

“We will be at his front door, we will be at Gracie Mansion, we will be in the streets, if he allows these police to abuse us,” Newsome said.

“I am not threatening anyone. I am just saying that it’s a natural response to aggressive oppression, people will react.”

In a statement to The Post, Adams said there is “no reason we cannot have both safe streets and racial justice in our city.”

“If Black lives truly matter, then we must address violence in our communities while we address bias in policing. Yelling and not listening gets us nowhere.”

At one point during the meeting, the mayor-elect grew agitated with Chivona Newsome, Hawks’ sister, who said politicians “shuck, jive and use rap quotes,” but don’t enact meaningful changes for people of color.

“You need to be corrected,” Adams said, talking over her. “You need to be corrected based on what you’re saying. Don’t tell me, ‘I need to do this’ … say, ‘We need to do this.’”

“I put my body on the line for my community. So I’m not here for folks to come and say ‘I’m going to hold you accountable.’ No it’s us,” Adams lectured.

The meeting marked the first time Newsome met with an incoming or sitting mayor, as he told The Post he refused overtures from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration, calling him a “buffoon.”

The controversial BLM leader took credit for Adams’ election, claiming his movement allowed him to “achieve power.”

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Salvation Army: White donors need to offer ‘Sincere Apology’ for their Racism

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Salvation Army: White donors need to offer ‘Sincere Apology’ for their Racism

The Salvation Army wants its white donors to give it more than just money this Christmas season.

Its leadership is also demanding they apologize for being racist.

It’s part of a push by the Christian charitable organization to embrace the ideas of Black Lives Matter, and “dismantle white privilege” and “disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure.”

The Salvation Army’s Alexandria-based leadership has created an “International Social Justice Commission” which has developed and released a “resource” to educate its white donors, volunteers and employees called Let’s Talk about Racism.

It asserts Christianity is institutionally racist, calling for white Christians to repent and offer “a sincere apology” to blacks for being “antagonistic.. to black people and the values of the black community.”

“Many have come to believe that we live in a post-racial society, but racism is very real for our brothers and sisters who are refused jobs and housing, denied basic rights and brutalized and oppressed simply because of the color of their skin,” one lesson explains. “There is an urgent need for Christians to evaluate racist attitudes and practices in light of our faith, and to live faithfully in today’s world.”

In an accompanying Study Guide on Racism, Salvation Army authors explain that all whites are racist, even if they don’t realize it. “The subtle nature of racism is such that people who are not consciously racist easily function with the privileges, empowerment and benefits of the dominant ethnicity, thus unintentionally perpetuating injustice,” it says.

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