Eric Adams wants to ‘cooperate’ with gang members to stop the violenceOctober 26, 2021
Democratic Alliance mayoral candidate Eric Adams said on Tuesday he wanted to “cooperate” with “senior gang members” – some of whom have been charged with murder – to control gun violence in the city.
“It just can’t bear the burden,” he said of the city’s approach to violent crime. “I met some high-ranking criminals. Some of them had bodies. Some of them have physical defects. And I sat down with them and said, ‘Listen, we have to work to end this violence in our city.’ And I want to continue to work with them, disaster management teams, and others who are doing amazing things to stop violence in the country. our city. ”
Adams, who is currently president of the Brooklyn region and has been the backbone of his campaign to become mayor, fight crime, unveiled plans to keep the lines of communication open with the murder suspects on Tuesday morning 105.1 FM at Breakfast Club.
His opponent, long shot by Republican Curtis Sliwa, called Adams’ statement “crazy.”
“Not only does it legalize them, but it tells their members that the president of the Brooklyn constituency – and perhaps the mayor – is sitting with us,” Silwa told the Daily News. “That gives them great road fame.”
Like Adams, Silwa spoke out in support of the crackdown on violence, which Adams may have been talking about on Tuesday morning. But Salwa criticized the current plans for not sharing information with the police and for not seeing it as a failure to get results.
Silwa, the founder of Guardian Angels, said the difference between his former recruiting gang members and other programs was that his members shared information with the NYPD.
Adams and Silwa will face off in their second and final debate on Tuesday night. And Silwa commented that he did not plan to allow Adams’ comments on the Breakfast Club slide.
“I will point this out,” he said.
Adams’ speeches on hip hop radio program hosted by Angela Yee, Charlamagne Tha God, and DJ Envy, are bold in his support for disruptive programs, aimed at curbing violence through interventions, some of which were perpetrated by former gang members.
On his campaign website, Adams expresses support for such programs, but instead of referring to “gang members” who ate “corpses,” he uses the term “faithful emissary trainees.”
“We will provide adequate services that deal with trauma and allow for healing, reducing the risk of arrest, teenage pregnancy, and homelessness,” her website said. “Prevention and follow-up measures that help to heal and support these young people are best delivered by trusted trauma-trained envoys teamed up with mental health professionals, social services and perpetrators of violence.”
Adams’ spokesman Evan Thies admitted after the show that the statement was from Adams, saying he was “talking to young people.”
Thies did not immediately respond to a question about which Adams gang leaders met.
During the show, Adams repeated the police policies he repeatedly mentioned in the campaign case, such as dealing with the fact that many arrested people show learning disabilities and have not yet completed high school education.
“We have to stop the flow of guns in our city from the southern provinces,” he added, referring to the so-called Iron Pipeline. “We need to set up a criminal gang with guns in the city so that we can do the job of the police with the accuracy of those criminal members who are causing the mass shootings and stabbings you see in the city.”
That rhetoric goes hand in hand with what he said in law-abiding news outlets like Bloomberg, where he called the Big Apple “city of chaos” in September.
In recent months, Mayor de Blasio has highlighted the role of perpetrators of violence in trying to prevent shootings, but the plans have no scars.
McPhatter, a former member of the Bloods founders of the Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Changes, was honored by Adams with the announcement and entered the first unsuccessful application earlier this year to take up his position as regional president.