When it comes to fighting crime on the rise, especially in the city’s subways, Mayor Eric Adams needs to start being thoughtful. a lot of faster – index.
On Monday, Adams Come up with your comprehensive subway safety plan off to a slow start, especially after a violent holiday weekend that included a series of stabbings and metal pole assaults.
However, the bad news kept coming, including Thursday night Queens Plaza Station Hammer Attack leaving a woman in critical condition, a second metal pole attack – this time because the victim dared to tell her attacker not to fire on train J – and a disturbing MTA report that goods Hundreds of homeless people are living in train stations and tunnels.
Adams describes the pointless goal of his plan as having two goals: to hunt down subway rule violators and to bring vagrants into shelters.
“No more smoking. No more drugs. No more sleep. No more barbecues on the subway system. The mayor said. “No. Those days are over. Swipe your MetroCard. Ride the system. Get off at your destination. That’s what this administration is saying.”
The plan includes mobilizing 30 specialized police teams, homeless outreach officers and behavioral doctors into high-priority stations.
But on Monday, The Post visited four of the six metro stations that City Hall identified as “highest demand” and found only any workers at two locations, and they operate singly.
“They are supposed to have the police [with us today], but no,” said one of the outreach workers. “We are short on staff so it would be great if they hire more people.”
Additional patrols must run from 2pm to 10pm. They are necessary. Adams’ plan still isn’t enough, especially given the grim findings about the whereabouts of the homeless in the system.
And let’s recap a few more weekend incidents, to provide full ugly context. Last Sunday, according to police, a seemingly homeless man hit a woman, 30, with a pole on the southbound No. 4 train near East 167th Street after asking her to stop talk to your friend. The previous afternoon, a 20-year-old woman was punched and stabbed by the rails at Livonia Avenue / Van Siclen Station, Brooklyn.
That night saw two other stabbings, one at the 168th Street station in Washington Heights and the other at the 116th Street Columbia University station in Morningside Heights.
A 22-year-old man was punched in the face and robbed while entering Times Square station early Monday, while a 31-year-old man stabbed on train 6 downtown as it approached Canal Street Station in Lower Manhattan just after 6 p.m. Sunday.
If you try to avoid the subway and travel by car, you’re killing yourself too: a couple on Staten Island have been captured in their driveway last week, and a man in Queens was stabbed in a car robbery.
Do it faster, Mr. Mayor.
https://nypost.com/2022/02/26/adams-needs-to-do-more-and-faster-to-halt-soaring-nyc-crime/ Adams needs to do more and faster to stop crime from rising in NYC