Eric Adams says NYC has become ‘a laughingstock’ as crime surges under his watch

Mayor Eric Adams bemoaned the “dysfunctionality” in New York City amid soaring crime rates and likened himself to a “wartime general” in his proposed efforts to combat the lawlessness.

The Democrat and retired police captain declared that New York City has become “a laughingstock” as he spoke at the annual NYPD Holy Name Society communion mass on Sunday.

During the breakfast at the Midtown Hilton, Adams cited the crimes and homelessness that have plagued the Big Apple, referring to recent shootings in Brooklyn where two children, ages seven and three, were injured, according to the New York Post.

“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,” he said.

“Anything goes in the city of New York,” Adams 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.”

With random attacks on innocent residents and tourists, the spike in crime in the city has continued despite Adams’ campaign promises to deal with the issue head-on. Recent reports suggest he is considering using drones in an effort to combat crime.

According to Daily Mail:

His push to combat crime also comes as the NYPD’s February crime statistics showed an almost 60 percent increase in felonies compared to the same time last year and a recent poll of more than 9,000 employees revealed that 40 percent of those working in Manhattan wanted to move away due to rising crime. About 48 percent of those working in the other four boroughs agreed.

 

“Don’t let anyone break your spirit, tell you that New Yorkers don’t love the men and women of the NYPD,” Admas reportedly said with more than 500 police officers in attendance at the event.

“Everywhere I go they say, ‘Protect our police.’ Ignore the noise. Ignore Instagram, social media. Facebook,” he said.

“Ignore all of that because the people of the city are watching,” Adams added. “The people of their city want their city back.”

He renewed his commitment to law enforcement using terms that evoked a war-tine image.

“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,” Adams continued. “I’m going to be at the front line with you. I’m going to lead you into battle.”

The mayor also contended that he wouldn’t just be mouthing words but will be making bold moves in the crime-fighting effort.

“The audacity that someone comes along and says, ‘I want to be your mayor,’ and simply says, ‘Follow the rules, follow the rules,'” he said. “Let’s acknowledge that the heat is being turned up. We want to turn it down so we don’t watch our city boil to death.”

Last week, the mayor connected the spike in shootings and a decline in NYPD officers issuing traffic summonses.

“As you know, we have been dealing with a real crisis of gun violence — 29 people shot in a short period of time last week,” he told reporters at a Brooklyn press conference on Friday. “But we’re going to get our traffic enforcement personnel involved and send a real message out to all of our police commanders that public safety includes vehicle crashes.”

The frustrations over homelessness and crime in New York City were addressed in a recent Morning Consult poll, conducted for Partnership for New York which showed that 84 percent of those surveyed said “conditions in the city have worsened over the past two years.”

And as 94% indicated that “not enough is being done to address homelessness and mental illness in the city,” 40% of those who live in Manhattan responded that they want to move out.

“Safety, homelessness, and mental illness rank as top issues for New York City’s private sector employees,” Morning Consult’s report indicated. “They are resisting return to the office until something is done to address them, particularly on public transit.”

Meanwhile, the comments and promises from Adams sparked plenty of skepticism on social media.

“Eric is delusional,” Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels who ran as a Republican opponent to Adams in the mayoral race, tweeted.

“He appointed himself a general who is losing the war to bring back safety & a good quality of life. Instead of admitting his plan has not worked he says our city is a laughingstock,” Sliwa added. “Look in the mirror, the only laughingstock is you.”

Yeah 27 shootings 35 victims in 1 weekend you are a great crime fighter lol

— Joseph Jacaruso (@JacarusoJoseph) March 28, 2022

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OrlandoRican
OrlandoRican
1 month ago

I should feel sorry for my friends who live in New York, but I don’t. I was raised in the Bronx but moved out in 1971. Have been back exactly three times and all in the last ten years. All those years I keep telling my friends to stop voting Demorat and give Republicans a chance. They laughed at me. Who’s laughing now, other than Mayor Adams.

lisa
lisa
1 month ago

NY has been a laughingstock for years, where have you been? oh yeah he’s a dem so he lives on a different planet

Emee
Emee
1 month ago

This guy is not on the right side of the law. Period.
Neither was Billy.

Stephen
Stephen
1 month ago

Sounds like broken windows on steroids! Democrats… Because even God can’t fix stupid!!!

Jan Mears
Jan Mears
1 month ago

Didn’t he, the mayor, call on Chicago’s mayor for advice on how to reduce crime. Way to go man. She’s done such a fine job in her own city. NYC Mayor is the laughing stock..he is tied with the prev mayor on being incompetent. You folks get what yoh ask for. You keep lecti g dimwit Democrats to office and it never turns out well.

Vickidee
Vickidee
1 month ago

This keeps happening when you vote for color! This guy was a low IQ joke when he was in the department, and call out “racist” 24/7 as a tool to keep a job he was not up to even then!! You can tell by listening to him he has nothing to offer! New York you’re running your own selves into the ground when you keep voting demon rat! Soon, you will have nothing but woke freaks running around destroying everything in sight!

Taris Tazen
Taris Tazen
1 month ago

NYC keeps electing democrats and feigning surprise that things keep getting worse.

Ordinary Guy
Ordinary Guy
1 month ago

Communist Bill de Blasio was mayor from 2013-2021. He spent eight years dismantling law enforcement in NYC. It would be tough for anyone to completely undo that damage in just three months. However, Adams did not immediately re-institute policies that were absolutely proven to work by Giuliani and apparently left in place (somewhat) by Bloomberg. But ex-cop or not, Adams appears to be holding to the Democrat fairy tales of “social justice” and “equity” as the way to enforce the law.

Joseph Reyes
Joseph Reyes
1 month ago

That’s because the left is a laughingstock. But don’t worry Mr. Mayor, just go on TV endorsing the smoking of marijuana. That will get you some badly needed respect. (SMH)

Edward Nolan
Edward Nolan
1 month ago

This guy made captain because he kept screaming racism every time he was passed over for promotion, he made fun of white people he used to jack up when he was a cop calling them “crackers”. The republicans didn’t even try to beat him on election day, he ran against Curtis Sliwa, what a joke !! I was born and raised in Brooklyn, left in 1988, been back once for my mother’s funeral, and I have absolutely no intentions of ever going back to NYC for any reason.

hadenuf
hadenuf
1 month ago

Mr. Adams, has it occurred to you, that you are the one in charge. Start enforcing the law, and hire more police officers, to reign in the runaway crime in your city! Being “WOKE” isn’t working. Perhaps if you paid as much attention to what you are smoking as you do to what you eat, you’d be aware enough to realize that.

Last edited 1 month ago by hadenuf
Ranger93
Ranger93
1 month ago

I guess I missed the part about how he is going to change all this without adding more police and re-instituting stop and frisk, both of which will cause the left wing New York establishment to go crazy or crazier I should say.

Morrie
Morrie
1 month ago

Then do something about it! Or are you chicken**** to cal out your black brothers and sisters?

sympl1
sympl1
1 month ago

Wow all that happened ,,my news here spent a whole 3 minutes on a kid getting a new truck in Texas or somewhere due to a tornado,,nothing sayd about any killing,,,FJB,,,
sympl1

Patriot
Patriot
1 month ago

New Yuk is permanently off my bucket list! Mr Mayor you are correct your dying city is the laughingstock of the country and world nobody wants to go their you can’t have it both ways it’s either end crime by Funding the Police and letting them do their job or continue being woke and leftist where you will remain in the toilet you way is not working and hasn’t been for years under commie deblastios draconian orders! Since you’ve been in office Nothing has changed and it’s gotten worse, just like what Obidens done to America with his Inflation and illegal vax mandates that don’t work! Let’s Go Brandon!

Pkreit
Pkreit
1 month ago

Adams you and the whole damn Democrat party is a joke. Its not funny though you demonic useless garbage.

James
James
1 month ago

It “became”a laughingstock under Mayor Wilhelm. It continues and gets worse under your sublime leadership

Last edited 1 month ago by James
Jeniffer Thomas
Jeniffer Thomas
1 month ago

Hey New York! You got what you ordered!

Gold something
Gold something
1 month ago

Saddlebum, DaveNeu, Shaw, Paul, Steven, here’s your upvote!

Last edited 1 month ago by Gold something
Saddlebum
Saddlebum
1 month ago

Not New York, you, you worthless POS!!!!

DavNeu70
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DavNeu70
1 month ago

You said it bubba you are a laughingstock and a joke but hey stupid New Yorkers put you there slick!

shaw_2112
Active Member
shaw_2112
1 month ago

Here’s a clue, go look at what Giuliani did and do it again. Rinse Repeat.

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

I know how to fix the problem! Adams, you resign, hold a special election, and now that people see what keeps happening with Democrats in charge, a Conservative can get elected and make New York far better.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 month ago

Keep going Adams make NYC Funny OK Lose tourism

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