Nw York City’s new Democrat mayor Eric Adams ran on a platform of stopping crime but he is not delivering.
In fact, since he has taken office, crime has gone up in the city.
People are out of patience on this issue. Adams owes the people of New York to make the city safe.
Adams banked his mayoralty on public safety. Crime skyrocketed during his first 100 days in office.
Mayor Eric Adams has little patience for critics of his tough-on-crime policies when 332 New Yorkers have been victims of gun violence so far this year — a 14.5 percent increase from 2021.
“Whose child is next? Whose child is next?” Adams asked this week while visiting the family of a 12-year-old boy who was shot to death in Brooklyn. “When I move with the urgency and people are telling me to slow down, what the hell is wrong with you?”
Yet Adams’ urgency to make the city safer — and dismissal of critics he thinks don’t understand crime-fighting — isn’t working so far. It is running smack into the reality of increasingly grim statistics nearly 100 days into his administration. Crime has climbed in almost every category the NYPD tracks since his tenure began on Jan. 1.
Though most agree it is too early for Adams’ policies to take effect, major crime is up by 44 percent through Sunday, compared to the same period last year.
Adams is wasting the people’s time by having some imaginary beef with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
Instead of focusing on the myriad issues threatening to turn the Big Apple rotten, New York Mayor Eric Adams has spent part of his week sparring with Florida's Gov. Ron DeSantis over the Sunshine State's new Florida Parental Rights in Education law. https://t.co/7MDODfCkbQ pic.twitter.com/arlQsn11E1
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Adams is already running out of good will from voters.
He needs to get serious and get to work.