It was just eight days ago when Eric Adams replaced former New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio and was being propped as the new voice of reason in a city that is out of control. Then Adams appointed his own brother to serve as Deputy NYC Police Department Commissioner, because he needs somebody he can trust, to protect him from white supremacism.
“Let me be clear on this: My brother is qualified for the position. Number one, he will be in charge of my security, which is extremely important to me at a time when we see an increase in white supremacy and hate crimes,” Adams said, defending against accusations of nepotism.
“Protection is personal. You have an increase of anarchists in this city, country. We have a serious problem with white supremacy. And when you talk about this type of security that I want, it’s extremely unique. I don’t want to be away from my public,” Adams said. “I trust my brother. My brother understands me,” he continued. “And if I have to put my life in someone’s hands, I want to put it in the hands of a person that I trust deeply, because that is a very personal process of your security.”