When a subject comes up they don’t want to deal with, clever politicians swat it away by insisting the intruding topic is a “distraction.” Mayor Adams apparently hasn’t learned that trick yet because he’s busy chasing the distraction.
During his campaign, the mayor relentlessly focused on crime, crime and more crime. He showed up at shooting scenes, knowing the media would follow and let voters know how determined he was to make the city safer.
A former police officer, Adams was fond of saying “Public safety is the prerequisite to prosperity” and his consistent commitment is why he won the Democratic primary and the general election.
Once in office, he took on fellow Democrats, waging a campaign to get Gov. Hochul and the Legislature to fix the bail laws they broke and keep dangerous suspects behind bars.