FIGHT BREWING: Mayor Adams Calls for Emergency Legislative Session to Tackle Soaring Crime

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams has had enough of state legislators sitting on their hands as crime continues ripping apart the Big Apple, and joined Republicans in calling for an emergency session of the legislature to confront the crime crisis.

“I hope that just as we had a special call to return to Albany to deal with the [Supreme Court] ruling on right to carry [guns], I believe that Albany should consider coming and revisiting some of the violence we’re seeing of repeated offenders,” Adams said at City Hall.

“We need to be clear on that,” the mayor continued. “We’re not talking about someone that steals an apple. We’re talking about someone that has repeatedly used violence in our city: robberies, grand larcenies, burglaries, shootings, carrying a gun… This group of people are repeated offenders in our community and they’re hurting our public safety.”

The apparent breaking point for Adams came after a 12-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy were wounded in a series of shootings in the city late Monday and follow a demand from Republican legislative leaders for a special session to repeal the state’s bail reform law.

Not everyone was happy with Adams’ support for an emergency legislative session. In a statement, NY Senate Deputy Majority Leader Mike Gianaris accused Adams of “demagoguing” the crime problem.

“It’s sad Mayor Adams has joined the ranks of right wingers who are so grossly demagoguing this issue,” Gianaris said in his statement. “He should focus less on deflecting from his own responsibility for higher crime and more on taking steps that would actually make New York safer.”

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


9 COMMENTS

  1. >>>“It’s sad Mayor Adams has joined the ranks of right wingers who are so grossly demagoguing this issue,” Gianaris said in his statement. “He should focus less on deflecting from his own responsibility for higher crime and more on taking steps that would actually make New York safer.”

    This comment should get the award for the dumbest and most ridiculous comment made by a politician this year.

  2. @smerel, this is what we mean when we say that liberalism is a mental disorder. People become so obsessed with their misplaced רחמנות that they could no longer think straight and say and believe these dumb things that defy common sense.

  3. Violent crime in NYC is lower this year than it was in 1990. Politicians and misguided citizens are focused on a problem that is substantially under control. The crime rate in NYC is lower than almost anywhere else in the country.

  4. huju, admirable pro-crime attitude!
    murder rate on NYC is in fact like in 1960! 4 times lower (500 per year) than in 1990 (which was highest ever – 2000) but growing in the last 3 years.

  5. huju,

    So the yarmulke-wearing Jew who was just beaten up on the E train is yet another misguided citizen focused on a problem that is substantially under control. Along with all the other misguided U.S. citizens concerned about runaway inflation, supply chain issues, the baby formula shortage, rampant illegal immigration, Iran, Ukraine, Afghanistan and every other debacle that Brainless Brandon has wrought upon this country, right?

    Do you really think that anyone believes the drivel you continuously post defending these vile democRATS, the Depends-wearing fool and his laughing hyena VP, the anti-Semites in Congress, the incompetent woke Governors, Mayors and DA’s who are destroying the lives of law abiding, hard working citizens?

    Is there any lie you won’t spout? Have you no shame?

  6. What is Eric Adams waiting for to switch party lines to Republicans?
    If he is waiting for President Donald Trump שליט”א to be there to welcome him with open arms:- I haven’t the slightest doubt that President Donald Trump שליט”א shall be there to welcome this important move.