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Black Lives Matter activists Democratic candidate for the New York state Senate Christian Amato (L), and Democrat Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf protest in New York and Pennsylvania respectively against law enforcement in 2020.
‘He’s a weasel beyond belief.’
BLM activists Christian Amato (L), and Tom Wolf.
A BLM group arrived to protest the rally and started blasting the song ‘Fuk Da Police,’ according to [Wayne] Gurman, who spotted Amato carrying the ACAB sign and took the photo.
‘It’s laughable that Amato is running for Senate,’ Gurman told The Post, ‘He’s a weasel beyond belief.’
Democrat running for NY state senate carried sign reading ‘ACAB’ – All Cops Are B*****rds – at George Floyd protest as NYC Mayor Eric Adams rips own party for backing BLM over police
- Democratic candidate for the New York state Senate Christian Amato was photographed holding an anti-police sign at a 2020 Black Lives Matter protest
- The photo shows Amato carrying a sign that reads ‘ACAB’ which stands for ‘All Cops Are B*****rds.’ Amato claims he did not know what the sign said at the time
- The photo was Tweeted by a fellow Democratic candidate and opponent of Amato, James Gisondi, who said Amato was ‘unfit to hold office at any level.’
- The controversy comes a day after NYC mayor Eric Adams criticized fellow democrats for supporting Black Lives Matter instead of the NYPD
Published: 14:26 EDT, 25 April 2022 | Updated: 15:14 EDT, 25 April 2022
Christian Amato, 34, is seen hoisting a sign that reads ACAB – which stands for ‘All Cops Are B*****rds’ – during a George Floyd protest in the photo that began circulating on social media after political rival James Gisondi tweeted the image on April 8.
The controversy over the photo comes a day after NYC mayor Eric Adams criticized his fellow Democrats for supporting Black Lives Matter only when those behind the killings of African-Americans are cops.
Amato, a former staffer for State Senator Alessandra Biaggi who is running to fill her seat in the 36th district – which covers the Bronx and parts of Westchester County – admitted to the New York Post that he indeed carried the sign, but claimed that he did not know what it said.
Adams, speaking with Anderson Cooper on CBS’ 60 Minutes on Sunday, continued his habit of criticizing his party for being soft on crime.
‘Democrats don’t like talking about intervention,’ said Adams, 61. ‘But we have to lean into the discomfort of the immediate things we must do. Because you can’t say Black Lives Matter when a police officer shoots a young person, but does that black life matter when a 12-year-old baby was shot?’