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New York City Mayor Eric Adams has been branded an unrepentant hypocrite over claims that he ordered the firing of a city worker after she confronted him at a press conference.
That city worker, former NYC Law Department attorney Daniela Jampel, 38, is a mother of three who appeared at an unrelated City hall press conference Monday to ask Adams why he’d reneged on his vow to “unmask our toddlers.”
Hours later that same day, the Law Department fired her, though a spokesperson claimed that the reason for the termination was mostly unrelated to her appearance at the presser.
“We hold all of our employees to the highest professional standards. In public statements, Ms. Jampel has made troubling claims about her work for the city Law Department. Based on those statements, the decision had been made to terminate her prior to today,” the spokesperson told the New York Post.
The spokesperson also accused Jampel of having essentially crashed the press conference earlier that day by pretending to be a reporter.
— Daniela Jampel (@daniela127) April 4, 2022
Jampel has denied these accusations and staunchly maintains that she was fired for simply confronting Adams.
In her defense, the timing certainly fits, and Adams is known for being extraordinarily sensitive to criticism, particularly criticism from white people.
Assuming she’s correct, this would make Adams a blazing hypocrite, according to both Monday’s presser and his own past behavior.
The Monday presser was specifically about Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, which has been smeared by the left — including Adams — as the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
The mayor used the presser to let everybody, particularly Floridians, know that in NYC, they’re allowed to “say gay” and whatever else they’d like to say.
During the presser, the mayor even stood in front of signs that read, “Come to the city where you can say whatever you want.”
Our city fights for the LGBTQ+ community. We won’t let them be attacked — not here, not anywhere.
— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) April 5, 2022
As noted by critics, this rule apparently doesn’t apply to those who dare confront and stand up to Adams.
— Joe Somereve Sr (@somereve13) April 6, 2022
Please explain why Daniela Jampel was fired after asking you a question at a press conference. You’re ads led people to believe that “you can say whatever you want in NY”. The fact that she was canned proves otherwise.
— Cara O’Toole (@Caraotoolemd) April 6, 2022
The Mayor is a fascist and a hypocrite. Say what you want in NYC, unless you are criticizing the toddler mask mandate (stupid, pointless policy). Then you will get fired from your city job.
— VTgal (@bakergal100) April 5, 2022
Come to New York where you can say what you want…..except of course if you call out the mayor of New York and then you get firedfrom your job!!!! You people are disgusting hypocrites….
— 🍊 Suburban Mom in Liberal Hell!🍊 (@Miabella4u) April 5, 2022
Hypocrites!!! A mother looses her job for speaking up against toddler masking!!! ” City where you can say whatever you want…” Clowns 🤡
— N YORKER (@NYORKER18) April 5, 2022
You can say what you want except asking why 2-5 yr olds are masked. That’ll get you fired
— Thornton (@domaskswork) April 5, 2022
Adams’ Past Behavior
Last year, prior to Adams being elected mayor, The New York Times ran a lengthy story about his past as a gutsy young officer willing to challenge those above him.
“In October 1984, a police sergeant fatally shot Eleanor Bumpurs, a disabled, mentally ill Black woman, in the chest. When a chief tried to explain why the shooting was justified, Mr. Adams, who was still in the academy, disagreed forcefully, saying a white woman would not have been killed that way. Higher-ups took note of his attitude,” according to the Times.
That was one example. Here’s another:
“[Y]ears later, officers from the department’s Street Crimes Unit killed a man named Amadou Diallo in a hail of bullets in the Bronx. Mr. Adams began to highlight the unit’s excessive use of stop-and-frisk, a crime-control tactic that a federal judge would find had devolved into racial profiling,” the Times notes.
“Mr. Adams conceived of a plan to use Yvette Walton, a Black officer who had served in the unit, to make the case. Soon after the shooting, Mr. Adams appeared at a news conference with Ms. Walton, who was disguised because she was not allowed to speak publicly about police issues.”
Walton was eventually outed and subsequently fired — just like Jampel.
Many, many years later, city workers are still being terminated for dissenting against authority — except this time around, the one authorizing the terminations appears to be the very man who’d once been the loudest dissenter of them all …
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