New York City’s new mayor Eric Adams was elected in part because he promised to deal with the city’s violent crime problem.
Now he is reportedly asking for advice from Chicago’s mayor Lori Lightfoot.
That’s like asking an arsonist for fire prevention tips.
The Daily Mail reports:
The blind leading the blind! NYC Mayor Eric Adams turns to Chicago’s Lori Lightfoot for ideas on how to tackle subway crime and gun violence… even as violent crime surges 34% in the Windy City
The mayors of New York City and Chicago met Friday to exchange ideas on tackling crime, which continues to skyrocket in both cities – a trend that began during the worst days of the COVID pandemic and continues to dog both cities.
New York’s Eric Adams and Chicago’s Lori Lightfoot, both Democrats, have in recent weeks sparred with their cities’ top prosecutors and accused them of pushing for lenient policies that don’t hold criminals accountable.
Crime in NYC is up by over 45 percent compared to this time last year as Adams battles a growing crisis at Rikers Island – the city’s main jail – as well as a spike in hate crimes and an overburdened court system.
In Chicago, crime is up by 34 percent.
Violent incidents in public transit have left residents of both cities terrified for their safety. Transit crimes have shot up by 80 percent in NYC, according to the city’s latest crime statistics. The Chicago Transit Authority, meanwhile, recorded a spike in crime of 56 percent in January and February, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Both mayors held a closed door meeting before a ‘hastily scheduled’ news conference, WTTW reports.
You couldn’t make this up. No one would believe it.
This is not a joke. NYC Mayor Eric Adams turned to Chicago's Lori Lightfoot for ideas on how to tackle subway crime and gun violence… even as violent crime surges 34% in the Windy City.
You can't make this up. pic.twitter.com/tXyhuubTtp
— Kambree (@KamVTV) March 24, 2022
Good luck, New Yorkers. You’re going to need it.