NYC Council Overrides Adams’ Veto – the City’s Even Less Safe

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The New York City Council, the worst council imaginable, voted Tuesday to override Mayor Eric Adams’ vetoes on a solitary confinement ban and a bill to document police stops. The bill also bans handcuffing prisoners in transport.

Police have to record the race, gender, and age of the person they stop, along with every detail of the stop. The police now have to waste time filling out reports on every encounter, no matter how trivial. The data would be made public.

The council voted 42-9.

Speaker Adrienne Adams, Screengrab from YouTube

The bill won’t allow solitary confinement as a punishment for the convicts who deserve it.

The best is the no handcuffing of convicts during transport, even 30 on a bus. That puts the criminals and the police in danger.

The claim racism

“Public safety is a collective effort, but it can only be achieved when there is transparency and accountability and policing,” said City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams on Tuesday in support of the bills. “Black and Latino New Yorkers continue to be disproportionately subjected to unconstitutional stops that go underreported. Civilian complaints of misconduct are at their highest levels in a decade. These stops can no longer happen in the shadows.”

Mayor Adams slammed the decision to override the veto.

“These bills will make New Yorkers less safe on the streets, while police officers are forced to fill out additional paperwork rather than focus on helping New Yorkers and strengthening community bonds,” he said in a statement. “Additionally, it will make staff in our jails and those in our custody less safe by impairing our ability to hold those who commit violent acts accountable.”

The bill on solitary confinement would require all people in city custody to have at least 14 hours of out-of-cell time in a congregate setting “unless for the purpose of de-escalation confinement or during emergency lock-ins,” which would limit the confinement to a maximum of four hours after an incident or confrontation.

These policies would also expand public insight into overtime, NYPD’s use of stop-question-and-frisk, and crime status information such as data on criminal complaints, arrests, and summons issued. The NYPD has long been under scrutiny over allegations of discriminatory policing by marginalized communities.

So-called marginalized residents are committing most of the crimes.


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Glee
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Glee
1 month ago

No sympathy. People in big city Democrat hell holes (Atlanta, LA, San Fran, Memphis, New York, Chicago, Milwaukee, Austin, etc.) need to live with the hell they have created or move. If they allow themselves to be in that situation, then “oh well.” Don’t whine that they can’t move. It’s their choice to live in a hell hole or live in a tent. I would choose a tent.

i met a family of eight kids who lived here two years here in a camper. They came when housing started becoming scarce due to the influx of blue state refugees. Still, they got jobs and moved from camp ground to camp ground every two weeks during high season, because that is the max time allowed, It was hard, but they survived in that camper until they were able to find a home in a rural area, still over an hour away from the husband’s job. They had met another family living the same way, but in a tent. Make your choice people…just leave your liberal politics behind so you don’t recreate that mess elsewhere.

JeffK
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JeffK
1 month ago

This happens because city election cycles typically get 3% of the population electing the “winners.” The most extreme voters vote then. Simply move municipal elections to the national election cycles and you’d get much greater representation of the city’s population. More common sense govt. The extremist candidates won’t stand a chance then

Jack
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Jack
1 month ago

Whoever wrote this article needs to go to school to learn how to write.

Sam
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Sam
1 month ago

NY elected a confessed rapist. NYC deserves what it gets.