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New York Mayor Criticizes City Council for ‘Far-Left Agenda’

New York City Democrat Mayor Eric Adams has new criticism for the City Council, The Washington Free Beacon reports.

Adams raised eyebrows criticizing the council of operating with a “far-left agenda,” stemming from the way the council handles public safety.

The Washington Free Beacon adds:

“This assault on public safety is just wrong,” Adams told radio host John Catsimatidis on Wednesday. “You have people who have a far-left agenda, who don’t believe in supporting police, and they’re writing this legislation and just handing it off to the council people.”

The council, which has a Democratic supermajority, earlier that day passed two bills that ban solitary confinement and require police officers to list the race and gender of every person they encounter during an investigation. Both bills passed with enough votes to override Adams’s veto, the New York Post reported.

Hate crimes in New York City, a vast majority of which are anti-Semitic, last month rose by 33 percent compared with the same period last year, CBS reported. That rise mirrors a national trend, with the Anti-Defamation League reporting in October that anti-Semitic incidents rose by 400 percent following Hamas’s terrorist attack on Israel. While overall crime in the city has slightly decreased compared with last year, transit crimes, felony assaults, and car thefts have all jumped up.

The left-wingers who support the light-on-crime bills are a “numerical minority” in the city, Adams told Catsimatidis.

Mayor Adams added, “The overwhelming number of people in this city—they support their police… They want their police to do public safety, and not filling out paperwork. And that’s the same with the Department of Correction.”

Adams has also criticized the Biden Administration for its failures at the southern border.

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