New York City mayor Eric Adams slammed his own city on Sunday, calling it a ‘laughingstock’ due to the unprecendented crime wave that it has experienced in the past two years.
As The Daily Caller reports:
Adams made the comments at the annual New York Police Department (NYPD) Holy Name Society communion mass and breakfast in the Midtown Hilton hotel, according to the New York Post. The Mayor referenced two separate recent shootings of children in the city and complained about the ongoing rise in crime.
“Anything goes in the city of New York,” Adams told the audience. “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.’”
“It’s called swiping a Metrocard. If you don’t have enough to pay the fare, there’s a process that you can get the help that you deserve,” Adams continued. “Or if you go into a drugstore, do what my neighbor does — pay for what you want.”
Adams referred to himself as a “wartime general,” telling the audience that he will “be on the front line,” the New York Post reported.
Mother and baby held at gun point during a recent robbery. And a small group of people in this city are asking why we put an anti-gun unit in place. pic.twitter.com/3wjV5DASiv
— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) March 28, 2022
In February crime was up 58 percent in the city of New York compared to the same time the year before.