New York City Mayor Eric Adams called the city “a laughingstock” on the globe referring to the growing gun violence, yet did not take into account his role in making the city so.
“Anything goes in the city of New York,” he said. “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,’ Adams, who has been in office almost four months told the assembled police brass at the annual NYPD Holy Name Society communion mass and breakfast at the Midtown Hilton.
Adams, seemingly giving a nod to “The Godfather” said, “There are wartime and peacetime generals. I’m a wartime general,” he said. “I’m going to be on the front line. Those of you in transit, I’m in the subway system at 2, 3 a.m. with you. I’m going to your precincts. I’m going to call you up when you make those arrests.
“I’m not sending you to the front line and leaving you there,” he added. “I’m going to be at the front line with you. I’m going to lead you into battle.”
To that end Adams tweeted Sunday night a shocking video of a mother and young child being robbed at gunpoint in a New York City apartment building.
Adams used the Twitter clip in defense of the NYPD’s new anti-gun units that he said is being criticized by a “small group of people in” the Big Apple.
“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,” said the tweet with the embedded video.
Not sure how a mayor can call his city the laughing stock of the globe and not point the finger back at himself as the stooge leading the city.