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Commentary By Nicole Gelinas

Commissioning Failure: Adams’ Appointments Aren’t Making NYC Safer

Public Safety New York, New York City, Policing, Crime Control

Mayor Eric Adams won election for one reason: He was the only Democratic candidate to acknowledge New Yorkers’ public-safety fears.

Those fears are worsening, and Adams blames the media — overlooking one factor over which he has total control: the disastrous tenures of all three of his public-safety commissioners.

New York has three commissioners who oversee the uniformed workers whose job is public safety: police, fire and correction.

The mayor has sole power to appoint each commissioner.

How’s that working out?

Continue reading the entire piece here at the New York Post


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

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