After recently pledging to instigate “bloodshed” in New York City if the incoming mayor put plainclothes police units back on the streets, Black Lives Matter leader Hawk Newsome has been making a series of media appearances, but he probably did not expect an interview with Fox News’ Martha MacCallum to be quite as tough as it turned out to be.
On Friday, Newsome appeared live with MacCallum to discuss Mayor-elect Eric Adams’ plan to reintroduce undercover police patrols to the city in 2022, groups that were eliminated in the wake of racial unrest stemming from the death of George Floyd in 2020.
After Adams promised earlier this year to bring those units back as a means to help address spiking crime rates in the Big Apple, Newsome notoriously declared, “If he thinks that they’re going back to the old ways of policing, then we’re going to take to the streets again. There will be riots. There will be fire and there will be bloodshed, as Fox affiliate WYNW reported at the time.
When MacCallum asked the BLM activist about the soon-to-be-mayor’s stance on the matter, he dismissively opined that Adams “is engaging in a political circus – and my parents didn’t raise a clown.”
But once the Fox News host began to posit that perhaps the plainclothes units really are needed to curb rising crime in the city, things got heated, with Newsome arguing that MacCallum was ill-equipped to offer an opinion on the matter because she “live[s] from a place of white privilege.”
MacCallum ceded no ground to Newsome, forcefully responding, “Come on, don’t throw that at me! You know what? I want this whole city, people of every background, faith, color to be safer. And what I see on the street is that this is not what is happening since this unit was disbanded.” WATCH:
Newsome may not have anticipated that MacCallum would hold her ground with such determination, just as he was similarly caught off guard during a recent interview on the same network with host Dan Bongino last month in which he became so flustered by a straightforward request to condemn rioting and looting that he pulled out his earpiece and walked off the set.
As is often the case with radical race hustlers like Newsome, they are full of bluster and bravado when preaching to the ideological choir, but when their destructive societal prescriptions are directly challenged, they rapidly wither under the strain.