‘Where are all those who said Black Lives Matter?’ NYC Mayor Eric Adams blasts BLM activists for failing to act after a bloody night across the city left two black victims dead and another ten shot

  • His frustrated comments came during an interview on NY1 with Ruschell Boone
  • They appeared to be an attack on progressives who have criticized his policies
  • The violence came just hours after Frank James’ shooting left the city shaken

Black Lives Matter activists must take action, said New York City Mayor Eric Adams, slamming the activist group after more than a dozen people were shot on Tuesday night.

A bloody night across the city left two dead and another ten shot – all of whom were black – in a wave of gun violence across the five boroughs. 

‘Where are all those who stated ‘Black Lives Matter”? the city’s second black mayor asked, speaking Wednesday on NY1 with Ruschell Boone.

‘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.’ 

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has called for Black Lives Matter activists to take action after more than a dozen people were shot on Tuesday night

Adams’ frustration appeared to be an attack on progressives who have criticized his policies. He added that those who protested police brutality in 2020 should do the same for the violence currently afflicting the city. 

‘If black lives matter, then the thousand of people I saw on the street when (George) Floyd was murdered should be on the street right now.’

The former police captain continued, ‘The lives of these black children that are dying every night matter. We can’t be hypocrites.’

Speaking in an interview on NY1 with Ruschell Boone, the city's second black mayor asked: 'Where are all those who stated "Black Lives Matter"?

Speaking in an interview on NY1 with Ruschell Boone, the city’s second black mayor asked: ‘Where are all those who stated ‘Black Lives Matter’?

NYC crime is up almost 50 percent compared to last year and shooting victims have risen 9.3 percent

NYC crime is up almost 50 percent compared to last year and shooting victims have risen 9.3 percent

Adams has made fighting crime a priority since taking office on January 1, but NYC crime is up almost 50 percent compared to last year and shooting victims have risen 9.3 percent.  

The night of violence came just hours after Frank James is accused of firing 33 shots on a subway train in Brooklyn from his 9mm handgun on Tuesday during rush hour. 

At a press conference on Wednesday, Adams – who is in quarantine with COVID – said in a video message: ‘We got him!’ 

A 15-year-old boy was grazed by a bullet at the Atlantic Terminal Mall in Brooklyn on Wednesday, as the Big Apple faces a crime surge

A 15-year-old boy was grazed by a bullet at the Atlantic Terminal Mall in Brooklyn on Wednesday, as the Big Apple faces a crime surge 

It is unknown if the boy was the intended target or if he knew the shooter knew him. Commuters were told to stay away from the train station adjacent to the mall, Atlantic Terminal, which connects nine subway lines and the Long Island Railroad

It is unknown if the boy was the intended target or if he knew the shooter knew him. Commuters were told to stay away from the train station adjacent to the mall, Atlantic Terminal, which connects nine subway lines and the Long Island Railroad

The night of violence came just hours after Frank James (pictured) allegedly fired 33 shots on a subway train in Brooklyn from his 9mm handgun on Tuesday during rush hour

 The night of violence came just hours after Frank James (pictured) allegedly fired 33 shots on a subway train in Brooklyn from his 9mm handgun on Tuesday during rush hour

The attack on Tuesday in the Big Apple’s underground transit system is just the latest in a wave of crime that has plagued the city and hobbled its economic comeback after two years of pandemic restrictions.

Transit crime has spiked 46 percent — with 224 more incidents — since last year as the city reopened. 

In March alone, the number of crimes in subways jumped 55 percent, from the same period last year, according to the latest New York City Police Department statistics.  There were 180 crimes reported in March of this year compared to 118 crimes for 2021. 

January saw the biggest increase, nearly doubling the year before, with 198 crimes reported compared to 113 in the first month last year.

After the killing, the newly inaugurated Mayor Eric Adams made safety in the subway system a top priority, holding a press conference in the Times Square station in February (pictured)

After the killing, the newly inaugurated Mayor Eric Adams made safety in the subway system a top priority, holding a press conference in the Times Square station in February (pictured)

That same month, Deloitte analyst Michelle Go was pushed to her death under a Times Square train by a homeless man with a history of mental illness. 

The suspect Martial Simon, 61, had a violent criminal history, including serving two years for robbing taxi drivers at gunpoint. 

After the killing, the newly inaugurated mayor made safety in the subway system a top priority, holding a press conference in the Times Square station in February. 

He promised that he would beckon riders back and clear out homeless people who used the commuter system for shelter.

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