As the city of New York suffers from a level of crime that hasn’t been seen in decades, Mayor Eric Adams of New York City is going to create a “gun violence czar.”
As city officials prepare for a predicted increase in crime over the summer months, Mayor Eric Adams will appoint a “gun violence czar” to address the recent string of shootings and homicides that have plagued the city. The goal of this appointment is to combat the recent spate of gun violence that has befallen the city.
It was not fully clear what the function of a “czar” for gun violence would be. According to documents obtained by The New York Times, Adams is said to have given serious consideration to proclaiming a state of emergency to address the problem of gun violence.
Adams, a former law enforcement officer, was elected to public office in January after running on a platform of making the community safer. It has recently become one of Mayor de Blasio’s top priorities to resurrect an anti-gun unit that was disbanded after allegations surfaced that its officers had participated in abusive behavior.
During his remarks at City Hall in January, he mentioned that it had been a significant setback for the city of New York. “We’re not the only ones having this problem.”