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No person should have to work at a job where they are threatened, harassed or assaulted, we are learning new horrors about the conditions at Rikers every day – and these stories of abuse are among the most shocking and unacceptable I’ve heard. We are past the point of emergency at Rikers. There must be swift, serious change to ensure the safety of both inmates and those who work there.
When you look at the Democratic Party and you're doing an analysis, you find very few people have ever been part of law enforcement, and we have demonized public protection in this city and country because we have too many abusive officers who are allowed to stay in our agency. But at the same time, we have ignored the problems that fed violence in our country, and I say we need to stop doing that.
We know, we know that this is going to be layers, this is the first early voting count -- we know that. We know there's going to be twos and threes and fours - we know that. But there's something else we know. New York City said,' Our first choice is Eric Adams,' we're going to allow them to go through the process and count the ballots, and count all the ranking. And we know that this is an opportunity for people to participate, but the feeling today is just such a.. . such a good feeling.
You left the city during a very difficult time, even during a time where I did not see my son over two months because I was in the streets during COVID. You did not vote in municipal elections at all, how the hell do we have you become our mayor with this record like this? How will you govern a diverse city like this?
We're going to lose more young people, 95 percent of those victims who are victims to gun violence are Black and brown, 95 percent of the shooters are Black and Brown, we're talking about Black lives matter. We must deal with police misconduct, but we have to deal with this real pervasive handgun problem.