Eric Adams’s victory in the Democratic Party primary for New York City mayor all but assures the former police officer will replace Bill de Blasio.
Adams’s win is a big loss for the “defund the police” movement. A police officer for 22 years, Adams is staunchly in favor of law enforcement. New York City needs someone of his caliber amid the alarming number of violent crimes that have been occurring in the Big Apple. Between January and June, and the same period last year, there have been drastic increases in the number of felony assaults. The need for new leadership is clear.
But aside from his support for the failed policy of gun control, Adams has made a nuanced case for supporting the New York Police Department. He also wants reasonable reforms such as publicizing a list of officers that the department is monitoring for bad behavior, creating better connections between precincts and communities, and making