At least two dozen people were shot and injured in New York City over the weekend as local leaders struggle to crackdown on violent crime.
Twenty-nine people were struck by gunfire between Friday and Sunday in 24 different shootings.
According to data released by the NYPD, 284 people and have been shot in the Big Apple since Jan. 1. Recently sworn-in Mayor Eric Adams was elected on his plan to reduce gun crime across the Five Boroughs.
“This is my life’s work, dealing with reforming police and public safety,” said Adams. “We’re not going backwards. We’re not going to use tactics that are abusive to zero in on those who are carrying guns.”
“We can’t fail, and there are too many people who believe we must be safe and we can’t be distracted by the loud noise of the numerical minority that believes we can’t move this agenda forward,” Adams explained.
“We have to be compassionate, but we have to be clear that laws must be followed,” concluded the Mayor.
Read the full report at the New York Post.