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Eric Adams Ran on Solving New York City’s Crime Problem But Crime in the City is Skyrocketing

Eric Adams Ran on Solving New York City’s Crime Problem But Crime in the City is Skyrocketing

“It seems that eight years of de Blasio dystopia isn’t enough for some people.”

New York City’s new mayor, Eric Adams ran on a law and order platform; he was going to address rampant crime in the city. Unfortunately, things are actually getting worse on his watch.

It’s a huge disappointment, even for Americans who don’t live in New York City.

Politico reports:

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. Shootings, which doubled last year compared to 2019 levels, are up another 14 percent this year. Robberies have increased by 47 percent, burglaries by 31 percent, and assaults by 19 percent. Murder is the only major crime to have fallen, by 9 percent. Crime is up in every borough and across the city’s subway system and public housing complexes.

Here’s what Mayor Adams needs to understand. People have had it. There is no more public patience for lawlessness and crime.

Bob McManus writes at the New York Post:

Spare us the faux outrage over Adams being the new Giuliani on crime — we should be so lucky!

The usual suspects say darkly that Mayor Eric Adams is Rudy Giuliani in disguise, and it is to laugh. Really, New York City should be so lucky.

The city’s progressive cabal and the usual media claque claim the rookie mayor’s unfolding public-safety policies amount to warmed-over Giuliani-era jackbootery that reinforces past failures and fuels present anger.

Oh? Which failures — and, really, what anger?

It seems that eight years of de Blasio dystopia isn’t enough for some people. They need a steady diet of preventable public disorder to be happy — and they mean to do everything they can to gin it up.

This explains the otherwise mystifying opposition to Adams’ ongoing cleanup of 250 or so vagrant villages around the five boroughs — filthy, rat-plagued disease vectors fashioned from cardboard and stolen plastic sheeting. Truly, people of conscience wouldn’t wish them on their worst enemies.

They were endemic when Giuliani became mayor in 1994 — but more or less disappeared shortly thereafter. There’s no mystery about what happened: Mayoral determination to be rid of them, combined with the introduction of humane and very expensive social-services alternatives, largely did the job.

Bill de Blasio was so awful that Eric Adams entered a severely diminished mayoral office.

He does not seem to understand this.

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What a shock, an insane radical liberal lied to get elected.

If New Yorkers are that fucking stupid that they actually believed he was tough on crime, then they deserve it.

    fscarn in reply to Olinser. | April 10, 2022 at 1:38 pm

    Lemme give you two other examples,

    In November, 1916 Wilson won a close re-election under the slogan “He Kept Us Out of War.”

    FDR, “I have said this before, but I shall say it again and again and again; your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars.”

    Both men KNEW that they would put the USA into conflicts which had nothing to do with America, but had everything to do with establishing the NWO. The League of Nation with Wilson (which was rightly rejected by the Senate in 191i). The UN with FDR (WW2 was started because of the Senate’s 1919 rejection of the NWO).

    Never, never trust a Democrat to be other than a Democrat. The objective of the Democrat Party is one-world government.

      Peabody in reply to fscarn. | April 10, 2022 at 5:31 pm

      You have just described the Bush family with great accuracy.

      amatuerwrangler in reply to fscarn. | April 10, 2022 at 11:27 pm

      You forgot LBJ. He campaigned that Goldwater would get us deep into VietNam in 1964. Remember the ads showing the kid plucking off daisy petals with the growing mushroom cloud in the background? Johnson won and the rest is history……

      Virginia42 in reply to fscarn. | April 11, 2022 at 3:26 pm

      Yeah. Japan attacked us. That was somehow our doing? Not so much. We bungle-f*cked our foreign policy all through the 20s and 30s. We were going to end up fighting sooner or later.

      As for Wilson, the US was basically the economic underpinning for the Western Allies–who were a much better option that the Central Powers. But yes, he played fast and loose when it came to insisting the US would not get directly involved. That the war ended as quickly as it did is a tribute to the impact the US had. But, again, we helped bungle-f*ck the peace by not making it painfully clear to Germany that the LOST. So we had a rematch 30 years later. History is funny that way.

    Eric Adams is an inch deep and a mile wide. Gotta give him this: he’s more generally useful than cyphers like Kamala Harris or Obama.

    Nonetheless, he’s in over his head. If he found a little humility – and dropped the racial b.s. – he might do less harm than the likes of Di Blasio.

I’d like to see some time pass for an effect.

He reinstated plain clothes units, which was a big step in the right direction. However, the damage from De Blasio is that all of these units lost their contacts and informants and that takes time to rebuild.

The question to be answered will be whether profiling is necessary to reach the Guiliani era numbers….I say yes but I guess time will tell.

Here’s what Giuliani did, as was told to me back then from a friend who was in the anti-crime unit at the time:

1. Arrest turnstile jumpers. No more issuing a summons. Cuff them and bring them back to the house and run their sheet. Most of them had previous summonses they ignored and now instead of a fine it was 18 to 24 month of jail time. Word got out and turnstile jumping disappeared.
2. Stop anyone who is printing a gun (the way the walk, move their arms or a bulge showing). The officers would say hey can we talk for a second — and let’s make sure for our safety you’re not carrying anything. Gun found. Three to five years minimum. Word got out and no more guns being carried. That is how the murder rate nose dived.

Of course, later on Democrats complained that stopping and frisking is racist (but Bloomberg didn’t keep the police on that tight of a constitutional leash) and the crime rate went nowhere. Then came the German Communist and his defund the police ideology and you know the rest.
This guy can either be a Giuliani or a German Communist. No amount of whining can take him off the hook.

    henrybowman in reply to George S. | April 10, 2022 at 3:05 pm

    “2. Stop anyone who is printing a gun (the way the walk, move their arms or a bulge showing). The officers would say hey can we talk for a second — and let’s make sure for our safety you’re not carrying anything.”

    Yeah, that’s called stop and frisk. It’s 100% unconstitutional. As are NYC gun laws in the first place, but we’ll eventually get to that.

      Juris Doctor in reply to henrybowman. | April 10, 2022 at 4:42 pm

      No it isn’t. See Terry v. Ohio 392 US 1 (1968)

        HypatiaBlue in reply to Juris Doctor. | April 10, 2022 at 5:22 pm

        The Investigative detention was created from whole cloth by the Court in Terry, and is not supported by the Constitution. Also, the Terry decision requires an officer to have reasonable, articulable suspicion that the suspect is both armed AND dangerous, not just armed. Not that the cops or the courts actually care what Terry says…
        Stop and Frisk in NYC had almost nothing to do with Terry, the cops just went after anyone they felt like and payed lipservice to Terry afterwards

          exfed in reply to HypatiaBlue. | April 11, 2022 at 7:21 am

          “the cops just went after anyone they felt like and payed lipservice to Terry afterwards”

          That’s what happens when you get Puzzle Palace bean counters who want to see numbers and you let inexperienced MOS loose.

          Back in the late 70’s even the SLIMES praised the gun hunters. and that was because in those days you needed to have experience and a good record to get onto those units. You knew the signs, you stopped fewer people, but your success rate was higher.

          henrybowman in reply to HypatiaBlue. | April 11, 2022 at 6:42 pm

          Yup. Terry requires reasonable suspicion, which is NOT part of stop and frisk.
          Strange that a gun instructor would know this, but a juris doctor would not.

          Juris Doctor in reply to HypatiaBlue. | April 11, 2022 at 9:11 pm

          Wrong.

      healthguyfsu in reply to henrybowman. | April 10, 2022 at 6:29 pm

      I have nothing to hide and thus not worried about stop and frisk.

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to George S. | April 10, 2022 at 3:14 pm

    Will Democrat prosecutors actually prosecute if that is done? I think not. The strategy of immediate PR bail is ingrained when protected classes are concerned, just so that they cannot be held for offenses [past and present] and tried and possibly convicted and incarcerated. The goal of the various DA’s in Metro NYC is to NOT incarcerate unless the crime is politically incorrect.

    Subotai Bahadur

    Giuliani is has a much higher IQ than Eric Adams. Remember: Giuliani was the US Attorney who broke the NY Mafia, prior to being NYC Mayor.

    Adams was a still on street patrol as a cop. Nothing wrong with that, but given Adams’ narcissism, his lack of intellect in comparison to Giulani (or even Bloomberg), Adams is Stacy Abrams, only much less fat.

Frank Hammond | April 10, 2022 at 1:58 pm

Big Trade shows and conferences leaving NYC for Orlando and Jacksonville. Several Trade groups have already canceled next years events and moved them to Red States. Orlando Trade Show business is booming thanks to idiot Adams and NYC policies.

Eric Adams ran on his mouth. Now that he is elected he is running his mouth. Other than his mouth, he has nothing to offer.

    irv in reply to Peabody. | April 10, 2022 at 2:46 pm

    With the left, it’s always the message that is important. The need to actually produce results mystifies them.

    Adams may still learn though. Every single mayor of NY thinks he should be governor and possibly president. He’s already desperate to salvage his political career. He might actually so something positive in that regard.

    But don’t hold your breath.

      Peabody in reply to irv. | April 10, 2022 at 5:04 pm

      “Adams may still learn though. ”

      Yeah, he he went a whole day last week without pulling the race card.

“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”

The problem is that Adams is not “tough on crime,” he’s “tough on guns.”

Adams fooled a bunch of Republicans, including Tucker, into thinking he was a “more Republican Democrat” than De Blasio. But he isn’t. He does the same fail Democrat things and achieves the same fail Democrat results.

“When I move with the urgency and people are telling me to slow down, what the hell is wrong with you?”

“No matter how much progress you have made on the wrong road, turn back.”

Subotai Bahadur | April 10, 2022 at 3:09 pm

You have to understand that to a Democrat, “New York’s crime problem” has two parts. First, non-criminal New Yorkers still object to be subjected to crime by criminal New Yorkers, most of which are protected classes. That is a problem and they need to learn to submit. Second, there are New Yorkers who commit thought crime against the Democrat regime, and they need to be suppressed.

If you are not a criminal or willing to submit, why do you stay there.

Subotai Bahadur

    “…why do you stay there?”

    That’s a question even the sphinx couldn’t answer. Perhaps it needs to be rephrased: “How long before you leave?”

      Peabody in reply to Peabody. | April 10, 2022 at 5:45 pm

      When I bring back boys, they can’t tolerate the noise
      And that’s okay, ’cause I never let them stay
      And one day, I’m hoppin’ that elevated train
      And I’m riding away, yeah
      It won’t be long now

“Crime? No problem! Commit all the crimes you want!”

We’ve been shopping TN real estate big time and are headed out later this month. Locals HAVE to be priced out at what’s going on.

But think about this- if you look just south of Knoxville there’s and area where about a dozen $1.5M houses are being built. There’s not only a market for this- but a hunger. These are people leaving Ny, Ca and other places. They are bringing not only their housing dollars, but also their discretionary dollars and more importantly their talent. These are “producers” and that red state is getting rich in “producers” and their dollars.

Fast forward a decade as these rich and talented individuals put roots down and that TN economy is going to be bumping. Fast forward a generation when their highly talented, well educated and motivated offspring set up businesses. This transformation is going to something no one has dreamed of.

Mississippi and Alabama ought to look seriously at getting rid of their state income tax pronto. They are missing the boat on this red state money and talent coming in.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Andy. | April 10, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Those people are bringing their inflated equity from their inflated salaries and inflated housing prices and their unsustainable politics too.

      The Gentle Grizzly in reply to healthguyfsu. | April 10, 2022 at 6:47 pm

      I am a Californian who moved to Tennessee in 2005. But, I assure you I left my politics in the rearview mirror. The problem is, too many have not. I live way up in the north east corner of Tennessee. Every time I see a New York license plate I cringe.

    CommoChief in reply to Andy. | April 10, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    You may be surprised to know that AL and TN collect about the same revenue per capita; $2,013 for TN and $2,040 for Bama both are 2016 numbers. Yes Bama has an income tax; it’s 5% above $3,000. The property tax in Bama is among the lowest in the Nation. Every State govt collects revenue from a mix of taxes to support services. In TX there isn’t an income tax which is nice, in theory, but my property tax was nearly $6,000 a year. Plus high sales tax. No state tax on x is not the end of the story.

      Martin in reply to CommoChief. | April 10, 2022 at 9:43 pm

      The property tax is more evil than the income tax. It means you rent you property from the government forever. It forces you into the economy. That is not a problem for most of us as few are willing to be self sufficient farmers and live that life.

        henrybowman in reply to Martin. | April 11, 2022 at 6:48 pm

        But the problem is that you may have a choice between a low property tax and a high property tax, but no property tax is never a choice.

    henrybowman in reply to Andy. | April 11, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    “Fast forward a decade as these rich and talented individuals put roots down and that TN economy is going to be bumping. Fast forward a generation when their highly talented, well educated and motivated offspring set up businesses. This transformation is going to something no one has dreamed of.”

    Yeah, before you claim this, take a look at what’s happening to Austin, and pretend it is Knoxville +15 years. It’s not a dream, it’s a nightmare.

Worse is the way a focus on numbers instead of results hurts ordinary citizens. It is far easier for a police officer to confiscate ten guns from ten otherwise law-abiding citizens who are carrying because they fear criminals than it is to confiscate a single gun from a thug or gang banger. So while Officer Friendly is getting his award from the department for taking ten guns off the street, the gang has ten more disarmed individuals to rob and kill.

Mayor Adams is not a smart person, and he is now Covid positive. I read that in the twitterverse and did a quick check.. Yup…

NY elected a dud… again.

“Unfortunately, things are actually getting worse on his watch.

It’s a huge disappointment, even for Americans who don’t live in New York City.”

I see nothing disappointing about it. Heck, I’m hoping their violent crime rate triples.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to mbecker908. | April 10, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    If the triples, it just means more New Yorkers coming to places like Tennessee, Alabama, and other places where there will bring their politics. We will end up with Meijers like him, senators like Hillary Clinton, and governors like Cuomo.

No surprise, NYC is getting what they voted for; a liar, cheat, and coward. Let the rats have at it…reap-sow.

Shootings are up 128% from 2019 yet murders are down 9%? While that isn’t impossible it seems rather unlikely.

    amatuerwrangler in reply to randian. | April 11, 2022 at 12:12 am

    It could be 1) improved medical system, or 2) lack of range time, 3) both of the above.

    henrybowman in reply to randian. | April 11, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    No, it’s quite likely. Bangers are notoriously shit shots (lack of rage time, as mentioned, plus the rage to hold guns in “TikTok cool” ways that destroy all accuracy). More bangers with more guns could easily result in this.

We, as Americans, need to start speaking the truth to each other.

I no longer care what any municipal, state or federal employee think is “truth”. I no longer care what “contractors (of any ilk)” and political consultants, or those associated with MSM or “social media” think is “truth”.

This “PIG” Adams, a corrupt member of “New York’s Finest”, political and useful until he wasn’t (which is why he achieved high rank (pun intended) by political appointment and then was “allowed” to retire), was elected by less than a plurality of residents who were legal and eligible NYC voters, and because of his skin tone. (The validity of the count and abuses of otherwise eligible voters, including “poll workers” in lower income precincts completing ballots for said voters, is another conversation.)

He proves that “skin tone” does not make us different. He is a psychotic, “tool” (of others), control freak, wannabe tyrant. … He could be Cuomo, Hochul, Schumer, Gillibrand, … Pelosi ,,, and In a few years the (brain dead) current occupant of the White House, or the newest member of SCOTUS – because he “fits the narrative”.

But, let’s all understand: “your turn” will come (most likely in a sequel); this is “Hiz Turn”.

taurus the judge | April 11, 2022 at 12:20 pm

People must always remember and never forget..

The “Reducing Crime” political mantra ( regardless of how it is phrased or directed) is leftist ( and RINO) code for:

1.Spending money into political pockets deliberately designed to do nothing but pay benefactors off.

2. Removal or reducing civil liberties/rights/freedom under the “guise” of fighting crime at the source (i.e. gun control)

3. Changing rules and lowering legal standards to simply generate the right “numbers” to show success ( without actually doing anything)

My wife will not go to the city with me, nor the couple we usually did go there with. My friends will not go to a Yankees game with me. That’s just a small slice of lost restaurants, tickets, hotels, and supposedly each one of those dollars circulating 10 times. The economic fallout from loss of visitors is HUGE. The jobs lost are mostly people of color and the tazes lost sure as heck benefit largely people of color, who also suffer the most from high crime (by people of color). The Left knows this at some level but just can’t help themselves.