The New York City chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America slammed Mayor Eric Adams for the “bloated” police presence within the city’s subway system that did not stop the Tuesday shooting in Brooklyn.
“Since Mayor Adams assumed office, police have maintained a bloated presence in our subways — including at the 36th Street Station where yesterday’s shooting took place: and now, he is cynically doubling down on this policy,” NYC-DSA said in a statement Wednesday.
— NYC-DSA 🌹 (@nycDSA) April 14, 2022
“That police presence neither prevented nor deterred the attack, and failed to prevent the perpetrator from fleeing the scene. The solution to a violent society is a peaceful society, and peace requires material security,” the statement from NYC-DSA’s spokeswoman Sumathy Kumar continued.
The statement was released shortly after Adams confirmed the arrest of Frank James, the man accused of opening fire on a busy Brooklyn subway Tuesday morning, the New York Post reported. He injured 29 people, including 10 who suffered gunshot wounds, according to police.
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