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New York City's Mayor Eric Adams plans to take the streets back from criminals with his "reimagined" Anti-Crime Unit and other law enforcement measures.

Adams hit the ground running after he was sworn in on New Year's Day. Rumors swirled that he was bringing back the controversial - but effective - stop and frisk policy.

The anti-crime unit will include motivated officers in plainclothes who have the authority to stop, question, and frisk suspicious males.

Adams, a conservative Democrat, said Tuesday that his new anti-crime plan will curb a "sea of violence" in the Big Apple.

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"We have a sea of violence in this city and there are many rivers that are feeding that sea. We need to dam each river," the mayor said in an interview with 1010 WINS.

Among his top priorities is dismantling bail reform laws, which he believes is "allowing dangerous people to repeatedly come out of jail."

Adams also hinted he will reimagine the stop and frisk policy -- first introduced during the Bloomberg administration. Activists argued that stop and frisk disproportionately targeted Black males.

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Adams said his anti-crime unit won't be "abusive" toward criminals who commit the most violent crimes in NYC.

"We're not going to have any tactics used in the city that will be abusive to any New Yorkers in general, specifically to Black and Brown men," Adams said.

"This unit that we're rolling out would be a Neighborhood Safety Unit. They're going to be in a modified uniform attire, so we can readily identify they're police officers. They're going to wear body cameras. But, most importantly, they're going to be some of the finest of the finest."

New Yorkers are relieved to hear they no longer have to live in fear of lawless criminals.

One person tweeted: "Stop and frisk will be worthwhile if it saves one innocent life."

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Shaun King fears for his life after he discovered a private Facebook group plotting to take him out.

The transracial activist says the private group is run by law enforcement officials who wrote comments discussing ways to kill him.

"A private Facebook group of law enforcement officers is literally plotting to kill me," King wrote in a post on Instagram on Thursday. "Sadly, I receive death threats daily."
 

The 40-year-old Kentucky native angered Christians when he called for protesters to tear down statues of "white" Jesus Christ and destroy stained glass windows and other images of Jesus and his "white" mother.

The transracial Caucasian activist, who claims to be a Black man, says historians believe Jesus likely had the appearance of people who typically lived in the Middle East rather than the white, bearded man depicted in the Holy Bible and other Christian literature.

"Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down. They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been."

He added: "In the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where they went? EGYPT! Not Denmark. Tear them down."

King took to Twitter to complain that he received death threats after his anti-religion rant was not well-received.


 

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Tip "T.I." Harris had a strong reaction to a viral video that shows a Clayton County police officer holding 5 Black teens at gunpoint.

The incident happened on Monday night in Clayton County, Georgia after police received a 911 call about a group of teenagers who allegedly robbed a convenience store while waving a gun.

Clayton PD released audio of the 911 call to the local news media. In the 911 call, the clerk tells the dispatcher the boys appeared to be fighting in the parking lot.

According to 11 Alive News, an officer arrived within minutes and was told the direction that the boys ran in.

Body camera footage shows a group of Black teens on foot. He got out of his police cruiser and pointed his service weapon at them.

"Stop! All of y'all stop! Get your hands up! Up! Walk toward me," he shouted at the teens. "Get your hands up or you're going to get hurt... Just relax. Please, I don't want to hurt any of y'all."

The incident was captured on cellphone video and quickly went viral.

Someone is heard saying, "Please, sir. They kids. Don't shoot."

"Why you got a gun out?" another person shouted.

"Because I'm being safe," the officer responded.

When backup units arrived, an officer searched the boys and recovered a BB gun from one of them.

T.I. was irate after viewing the video on Tuesday.

"Why don't we ever see little white kids being held at gunpoint?" the "ASAP" rapper asked.

Other activists and community leaders called for the cop's immediate termination.

A protest march is scheduled for Wednesday.
 

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The Minnesota Freedom Fund revealed it used only $200,000 out of $35 million in donations to bail out protesters during the civil unrest following the murder of George Floyd.

The unrest has resulted in millions of dollars in donations to help those arrested. But many say they have not seen an accounting of the money from any bail fund organization.

The MFF is a small, volunteer community fund based in Minneapolis -- the city where Floyd was killed by a former Minneapolis cop.

In the last few weeks, the MFF has been hashtagged in posts on Instagram and Twitter, asking for donations to bail out protesters.

But in the last week, donors -- particularly major corporations -- have been asking for an accounting of where the money went -- since many of those arrested are still sitting in jails.

One Twitter user, Evelyn Woodsen, founder of The Affinity Mag, tweeted, "Wait till Twitter wakes up tomorrow and finds out the Minnesota Bail Fund got $35 million and only used $200k to bail out protestors."

After calls for transparency and accountability, the MFF finally acknowledged it was overwhelmed with donations and struggling to figure out what to do with the money.

"We are a volunteer community fund who until last month was doing all we could to pay a handful of misdemeanors each month, steadily paying, getting funds back, raising more $ when we could, doing it again," they wrote.

They removed their "donate" button and tried to redirect funds to other organizations with bail-out initiatives. But donations kept pouring in.

A lawyer contacted by Refinery29 explained the organization's dilemma:

"We were a small organization that was not ready for this kind of influx and so we're working as quickly as possible while being mindful that we have to take slow, necessary steps and have conversations with the group about hiring an accountant and attorney who can help us go through these processes," Mirella Ceja-Orozco, the Immigration Attorney Volunteer on the Board of Minnesota Freedom Fund, told Refinery29. "Before, we were an organization that had two staff members and maybe 8 volunteers and that's completely changing now."

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Amazon has resisted calls to ban "Blue Lives Murder" merchandise from its website. Amazon says it has a policy against the sale of "offensive and controversial materials," but the "Blue Lives Murder" merchandise is still for sale.

"Blue Lives Murder" t-shirts depicts a law enforcement officer clubbing people with his nightstick. The merchandise enraged law enforcement officials who say they are canceling their Amazon Prime subscriptions.

According to SaraCarter.com, the following email exchange between an Amazon employee and a customer was posted on Facebook.com:

The customer service response: "Let me check. We stand in solidarity with our Black employees, customers, and communities, and are committed to helping build a country and world where everyone can live with dignity and free from fear. As a part of that effort, Amazon will donate a total of $10 million to organizations that are working to bring about social justice and improve the lives of Black and African Americans. For more information, please visit the Amazon Day One blog."

Customer: "Okay, so I'm going to take that as you don't support our law enforcement. Thanks for letting me know. I'll be sure to spread the world."

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Welcome to the New World Order. Tech company are rushing to develop AI social distancing "enforcement" tools for the government.

California software developer Landing AI has created video surveillance software that calculates the distance between people and sounds an alarm if they get too close to one another.

"Landing AI has developed an AI-enabled social distancing detection tool that can detect if people are keeping a safe distance from each other by analyzing real-time video streams from the camera," the company said in a statement.

A similar technology is already in use by Amazon in its warehouses, with the company threatening to fire employees if they violate social distancing.

Police departments are arresting citizens who violate the social distancing rules during the coronavirus pandemic.

Police in Westport, Connecticut are testing a "pandemic drone" that monitors citizens' temperatures from almost 200 feet away and detects coughing and sneezing as well as heart and respiratory rates.
 

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Las Vegas police say a woman drove a car onto a crowded sidewalk and plowed into tourists on the famous Las Vegas strip.

Lakeisha N. Holloway, 24, is charged with murder with the use of a deadly weapon in what police say was a deliberate assault.

A 32-year-old woman died in the crash and dozens more were injured, including an 11-year-old child who was dragged behind the woman's car when she fled the scene.

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Ethan Couch

The feds have joined the hunt for missing 18-year-old Ethan Crouch who killed four people while driving drunk at age 16 in 2013.

Couch is 2 years into a 10-year probation sentence. He avoided jail time after his lawyers argued that his rich parents sheltered him and he didn't understand the consequences of his actions.

The controversial strategy was dubbed the "affluenza defense" by the news media.

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The suspect who slaughtered 9 members of a Bible study group in Charleston, S.C. has been arrested.

Police say Dylann Storm Roof, 21, of Columbia, S.C. was arrested in Shelby, N.C.

Roof entered the historic black church in Charleston, S.C. around 8 p.m. Wednesday night. Survivors of the massacre say Roof sat in the pews praying with about 12 members of the church for an hour before opening fire.

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