Newsman: New York City Mayor Eric Adams said that he will not stop until the peace we deserve becomes the reality we experience. He also recommitted to his campaign pledge to get guns off the streets and struck a defiant tone: “We will not surrender our city to the violent few.”
The Mayor said that a mass shooting had turned a Brooklyn subway into a “war zone,” and that gun violence was a national problem New York City could not solve on its own. He added: “This is not only a New York City problem — this rage, this violence, these guns; these relentless shootings are an American problem. It’s going to take all levels of government to solve it.”
On a public-safety message pledged in a video on Tuesday night to address on gun violence in New York City from Gracie Mansion Mayor Eric Adams said he would continue to do everything in his power to dam the rivers that feed the sea of violence.
“I will not stop until the peace we deserve becomes the reality we experience,” said Mayor Eric Adams. “You have my word as a former police officer, a fellow New Yorker and your mayor that we will end this epidemic, and that we will capture the individual responsible for today’s attack.”
Mr. Adams, a former police captain, has pledged to reduce crime, but it has risen in his first months in office. Mr. Adams, 61, tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday and was overseeing the response to the shooting from Gracie Mansion, the mayoral residence, where he was in quarantine.
Meanwhile President Joe Biden addressed the New York City subway system shooting that left at least 29 injured on Tuesday while he was in Iowa as federal authorities in Washington assist New York officials in an intense manhunt for the suspect.
“To start, I’d like to say a few words about the mass shooting in New York City subway this morning, you all read and heard about,” Biden began, before delivering remarks on easing gas prices. “Jill and I and my wife Jill and I are praying for those who are injured and all those touched by that trauma and we’re grateful for all the first responders who jumped into action, including civilians — civilians who didn’t hesitate to help their fellow passengers and try to shield them.”
“We’re going to continue to stay in close contact with New York authorities and as we learn more about the situation over the coming hours and days,” he said. “We’re not letting up on it until we find out, and we find the perpetrator,” he said.