New York City Mayor Eric Adams knows his city is in shambles; on Sunday, he called it a “laughingstock,” but believes he’s the “wartime general” who can fix it.
“It’s just not OK to leave a daycare center with your baby and hear gunshots, or walk across Kings Highway with your 7-year-old and hear shots,” Adams said, referring to a pair of recent shootings.
“Anything goes in the city of New York,” he added. “The most important city on the globe has become the laughingstock of the globe. And the dysfunctionality of our city has cascaded throughout the entire country. And the audacity that someone comes along and says, ‘I want to be your mayor,’ and simply says, ‘Follow the rules, follow the rules.’”
“Homeless vagrants have flooded city subway stations and streets in recent months, with dozens of random attacks on straphangers and tourists alike — some fatal,” The New York Post reports.
“Last week, The Post reported that 2,500 sorely needed units for mentally ill homeless New Yorkers have been left vacant due to a bureaucratic snafu — even as more cops have been sent into the transit system to reel them in.”
“Let’s acknowledge that the heat is being turned up,” Adams says. “We want to turn it down so we don’t watch our city boil to death.”