NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was a shocking rebuke of Mayor Bill de Blasio and town’s lack of ability to stem the tide of gun violence.
De Blasio was an uninvited visitor — persona non grata — as Cuomo unveiled his bromance with Adams. The governor stated the Brooklyn borough president, a Democrat who has not even been elected mayor but, is the person finest capable of restore security to the streets of town.
“He’s going to be extraordinary,” Cuomo stated.
Cuomo stated Adams has two key qualities that may allow him to get the job finished.
“Braveness and competence,” the governor stated.
The inference is that de Blasio, who has been unable to cease the gun violence for over a yr, lacks these traits. In different phrases, the governor believes the mayor is incompetent and a wimp.
Adams, who by no means talked about de Blasio by identify, was vital of the state of affairs within the metropolis, which he stated will impede its capability to get well from the pandemic.
“There’s only a sense that we’ve a metropolis the place any and all the things goes,” Adams stated.
After the press convention with Adams, Cuomo met with East Brooklyn neighborhood leaders to announce his gun violence prevention program.
It facilities on:
- Creating 4,000 jobs for at-risk youth in gun violence scorching spots
- Hiring violence interveners
- Increasing neighborhood companies for psychological well being, substance abuse and household disaster intervention
The gun violence drawback is so critical that when questions had been raised in regards to the governor’s moral issues, elected officers had been livid that these subjects had been raised.
“If you’ll ask questions right here right this moment, please stay on subject as a result of we’re speaking about communities which are in ache. We’re speaking about gunshots which are ringing,” Assemblywoman Diana Richardson stated.
In the meantime, Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa was indignant he wasn’t invited, miffed at what he known as the “coronation” of Adams earlier than an election has taken place.
He was additionally dismissive of Cuomo’s options.
“Continued hole rhetoric about battling gun violence with completely no options,” Sliwa stated.
He additionally slammed Cuomo for saying there was a necessity for brand new psychological well being applications when the governor has drastically lowered psychological well being beds from 30,000 to three,000.
“How is he not held culpable for that?” Sliwa stated.
Sliwa was additionally upset that members of the Guardian Angels weren’t allowed into the assembly.