Eric Adams Gets Grilled by Activist on ‘The Breakfast Club’: ‘You’ve Continued to Fearmonger'

New York City lawyer Olayemi Olurin pressed the mayor in light of increased police presence on subway stations.

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Eric Adams' appearance on The Breakfast Club turned heated when the New York City mayor was grilled by activist Olayemi Olurin, who accused Adams of "sensationalizing" the recent death of NYPD cop Jonathan Diller.

The Lawyer and political commentator didn't hold back on Adams, as she called out Adams for being a "fearmongerer" on crime, while taking issue with the mayor's public comments about bail reform policies.

"In the same breath that you want to sensationalize, you want to highlight and point out how an officer was killed the other day which is a rare occurrence across the United States but let alone in New York. New York police officers have killed at least seven people this year, including a 19-year-old," Olurin said.

“What about the 19 year old that was killed yesterday by NYPD in queens when he called for help? Have you said anything about that? Are you visiting them?”
Mayor Eric Adams was SHOOK!

— Luis.Documents🧢 (@mfsgottenshook) March 29, 2024
Twitter: @mfsgottenshook

Since day 1 of his administration, Mayor Eric Adams has fearmongered to New Yorkers about crime and the subways despite knowing this is one of the safest cities in the country and now refuses to take any accountability as to why New Yorkers don’t feel safe. Stop spewing copaganda

— Olayemi Olurin (@msolurin) March 29, 2024
Twitter: @msolurin

Eric Adams not only revived police units that were disbanded in 2020 for their disproportionate abuse against Black and brown New Yorkers, he revived stop and frisk. Since he became mayor, 97% of all stops and searches have been on Black and Latino New Yorkers.

— Olayemi Olurin (@msolurin) March 29, 2024
Twitter: @msolurin

Adams responded by reminding Olurin she should tread lightly when speaking on the death of Diller, who was shot during a traffic stop in Queens last Monday.

“I’m not going to dismiss the loss of a life of an innocent person that wears a uniform," he said. “I don’t want to take you out of context and I don’t want people to all of a sudden criticize that you’re being dismissive of a young man being shot and killed."

He added, “Listen, I’m not trying to work anything on you. I lost a member of the police department. The same way I go to see a mother of an 11-month-old baby that was shot in the head when I first became mayor and I sat in the hospital with her, the same way I go visit these mothers that lose their children to gun violence, I go see them."

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