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George Floyd's brother Terrence endorses former NYPD cop Eric Adams to become NYC's next Mayor

George Floyd's brother Terrence has endorsed former NYPD cop Eric Adams to become New York City's next mayor. 

Terrence made his endorsement on Wednesday at an event with Adams, who is the front-runner in the Democratic mayoral Primary Election which will take place on June 22. The election will be held on November 22.  

Adams worked in the NYPD for 22 years and is the only Democratic candidate who is taking a decidedly pro law-and-order approach to his campaign. 

Unlike his opponent Maya Riley, he does not want to defund the police, and instead he wants to free cops of the paperwork he says is stopping them from doing real policing on the streets amid a violent spike in crime. 

'Eric is the racial justice leader we need right now, and I will be proud to join him on Election Day. I lost my brother to police violence last year when an officer used their knee to choke him to death — but he was sadly just one of many, many Black men to be killed in that way.

'More than 40 years ago, Arthur Miller was murdered by a police officer in New York when that officer used a nightstick to choke him to death. 

George Floyd's brother Terrence is backing the only law-and-order candidate in the Democrat  

'Arthur Miller’s death drove Rev. Herbert Daughtry to recruit young black men to join the NYPD and change it from the inside — and one of those men was Eric Adams,' Terrence said. 

Adams is by far the most law-and-order focused candidate among the Democrat Mayoral hopefuls.

He supports stop-and-frisk and says clerical work should be outsourced to other government workers, to allow cops to get back on the streets to put an end to the spike in violence happening all over the city. 

He thanked Terrence for  his remarks on Wednesday, saying: 'George Floyd’s tragic murder at the hands of police ignited a movement for reform, the effects of which are still being felt today. 

'As someone who has spent decades fighting against police violence and for racial justice — and who himself was beaten by police — it was deeply painful to see yet another Black life cut short. 

George Floyd was killed by cops last summer and it triggered a global movement of people calling to defund the police 

'But I also took heart in seeing so many people take to the streets demanding change in the wake of Mr. Floyd’s death. I am so grateful to receive the endorsement of his brother Terrence, who has been an outspoken voice for justice.' 

A recent Politico poll put Adams out in front for next week's primary. 

He has 24% of the vote and is trailed by Kathryn Garcia. She wants to increase the age of recruitment for the NYPD from 21 to 25. 

Garcia has 17% in the poll and Maya Wiley is third with 15%. She wants to defund the police - despite paying for her own private security patrol car in Brooklyn. 

Andrew Yang, who wants to reform but not defund the police, is fourth in the race with 14% of the vote. 

The last time New York City had a Republican Mayor was in 2001, when Rudy Giuliani handed over to Democrat Michael Bloomberg. 

Bloomberg extended the term limits to serve for 12 years, then he was succeeded by Bill de Blasio. 

The term limits have been reduced again so de Blasio can't run for a third term. He has not ruled out running for governor.

De Blasio has not made any endorsement. The New York Times is backing Garcia and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is backing Maya Wiley. 

Both of the Republican candidates want to beef up police. 

Violent crimes across NYC are spiking at a worrying rate and all of the candidates are campaigning on the issue

Curtis Sliwa, the founder of the vigilante group The Guardian Angels, wants to reinstate the scrapped anti-crime unit in the NYPD. He has been independent for most of his life but registered Republican in February.

Then there is Fernando Mateo. Mateo is a small business owner, President of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers and a spokesperson for the United Bodegas of America.

In the past, he has donated do Bill de Blasio's campaigns. 

Originally from the Dominican Republic, he wants to hire 20,000 more cops- nearly doubling the size of the NYPD. 

Last week, Adams fought claims that he was secretly living in New Jersey while running for Mayor of New York City, because he and his partner own property there. 

He took reporters on a tour of his Brooklyn basement apartment to prove that he lived there - even letting them look in his fridge - and he produced his EZ Pass that showed he only made 11 trips to New Jersey in his government car as Brooklyn Borough President over the last year. 

Violent crime is on the rise across New York City with shootings up nearly 77 percent since this time last year. 

THE NYC MAYORAL CANDIDATES

ERIC ADAMS - Democrat 

Former cop, current Brooklyn Borough President

Promises: Reinstate crime-unit in NYPD, free cops up from paperwork and let them get back on the streets, appoint female NYPD Commissioner 

Endorsed by: George Floyd's brother Terrence  

ANDREW YANG - Democrat 

Businessman and one-time failed Presidential hopeful. 

Promises: $1bn COVID relief cash program, bring back tourism 

Endorsed by: Elon Musk endorsed him for President  

MAYA WILEY - Democrat 

Lawyer, professor, civil rights activist, former de Blasio advisor 

Promises: Defund the NYPD, launch city-wide affordable healthcare plan in New York City, build more affordable housing and more schools 

Endorsed by: AOC 

Kathryn Garcia - Democrat

Former Sanitation Commissioner

Promises: Raise age of police recruitment from 21 to 25, make NYC rely fully on renewable energy 

Endorsed by: The New York Times 

Curtis Sliwa - Republican 

Founder of the vigilante group The Guardian Angels

Promises: Reinstate the scrapped anti-crime unit in the NYPD. 

He has been independent for most of his life but registered Republican in February.

Fernando Mateo - Republican 

Mateo is a small business owner, President of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers and a spokesperson for the United Bodegas of America

Mateo founded the Toys for Guns program in 1993 that gave out toys at Christmas for guns that were handed in to try to get them off the streets. 

Promises: Add another 20,000 cops to the 35,000 already in the NYPD  

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