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Commentary By Nicole Gelinas

As Subway Horrors Continue, Adams Must Push Hochul To Act on Crime

Public Safety Policing, Crime Control

When Mayor Eric Adams was running for his office, he promised to cut subway crime. Now the subways are more dangerous than they’ve been in a quarter-century, as yet another commuter joins the ranks of those “randomly” killed. Adams had better step up his game — and stop giving Gov. Kathy Hochul a pass for making his job more difficult. 

Add Tommy Bailey, 43, a steamfitter father of two, to the growing toll of people murdered on the subway since March 2020. Bailey was commuting home on the L train in Brooklyn at the perilous hour of 8:45 p.m. Friday when a stranger slashed his throat. He bled out on the platform. 

Bailey follows five other subway-killing victims this year: Ethan Reyes in Harlem in July, Daniel Enriquez in Brooklyn in May, Marcus Bethea in Queens in April and, in January, Michelle Go in Manhattan and Roland Hueston in The Bronx.

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Nicole Gelinas is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor at City Journal. Follow her on Twitter here.

This piece originally appeared in New York Post