Law \ Legal

Rise in NYC Misdemeanor Arrests First in Decade


With a focus on “quality of life,” New York City Mayor Eric Adams promised to be tough on crime and reintroduced heavy-handed policing. The city saw a 25 percent increase in misdemeanor arrests six months into his tenure, the first increase in a decade, reports Bloomberg news.

Low-level assault, theft and drug possession amounted to 51 percent of misdemeanors, and almost 90 percent of those arrested were people of color. Felony arrests also rose 23 percent during the period. “I will both support our police officers who will help make our city safe again and hold zero tolerance for those who violate that sacred obligation,” Mayor Adams said. “Because both public safety and justice are the prerequisites to prosperity.”

Source link

Related Articles