The mayor created a new gun crime task force in March.

The mayor of New York ripped the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the subway shooting.

The man responsible for the subway attack, Frank R. James, was taken into custody in Manhattan's East Village neighborhood on Wednesday. Mayor Adams spoke about the arrest on NY1 while also talking about the recent wave of gun crimes in the city.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
New York City Mayor Eric Adams (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

By being consistent with our message, I asked if Black lives mattered. Adams asked, "Where are all those who stated Black lives matter?" I spoke to my commanders in the Bronx and Brooklyn all night. The victims were black. Many of the attackers were black.

The mayor asked, "Why are teenagers out on the streets armed with guns at 12 or 1 a.m.?"

Adams created a new gun crime task force in March. His campaign pledge to revive the NYPD gun crime task force that was dismantled in 2020 was fulfilled.

The gun crime units will have a strong presence in about 30 precincts throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens.

FILE – A person reacts on April 20, 2021, in Washington, at Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House after the Derek Chauvin verdict in Minneapolis, AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
FILE – A person reacts on April 20, 2021, in Washington, at Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House after the Derek Chauvin verdict in Minneapolis, AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Adams and Newsome have clashed over police policies since Adams was elected.

Newsome said in an interview with POLITICO that the mayor wants us to have a fight in the newspapers to distract people from the real issues.

During the subway shooting, the mayor reportedly tested positive for carbon dioxide.

At least 10 people were shot on a rush-hour subway train by James, who was wearing a construction vest and a gas mask.

The shooter escaped in the chaos, but left behind a number of clues, including the gun, ammunition magazines, a hatchet, smoke grenades, gasoline, and the key to a U-Haul van, according to the report. Five people were injured.

CNN reports that social media, including a YouTube channel that shared threats of violence and racist and misogynistic language, has been taken down.

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Where are the people who stated Black Lives Matter? The victims were black.

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