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NYC Mayor Adams to unveil crime strategy this week

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In the wake of shocking crimes, Adams promised Sunday to focus on gun trafficking and ‘laws that are not realistic,’ a possible reference to controversial bail reforms.
New York City will go after the “underlying reasons” for a recent series of shocking crimes — including the murder of a police officer and a fatal subway shoving — Mayor Adams said Sunday, promising to unveil the details later this week. His plan will focus on stopping the flow of guns into the Big Apple and “laws that are not realistic,” he told CNN. The mayor’s office did not immediately answer an inquiry asking which laws Adams had in mind. On last year’s campaign trail, he called on state lawmakers to scale back reforms removing bail for a range of crimes, though he’s also voiced some support of the measures. After Adams won office on a tough-on-crime platform, a stunning series of crimes has quickly put the mayor’s campaign promises to the test. On Friday, Officer Jason Rivera was fatally shot and his partner Wilbert Mora critically wounded while responding to a domestic violence call in Harlem.

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