New York Cops Don’t Think New York Politicians Have Their Backs

On Thursday’s “Morning Joe” show on MSNBC, New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) said “for the most part” New York police don’t think New York politicians have their backs.

Co-host Joe Scarborough asked, “Do the cops in New York feel like you support them? Do they feel like the politicians are behind them, that they can do their job – and yes, yes, if they step out of line, if they abuse their power, they need to be dealt with harshly. We all agree with that. … But, in the end, does the New York cop feel like the New York politicians have their backs?

Adams replied, “No, they don’t, for the most part, but they know their mayor, he supports them. I am not leading this fight for quality of life and public safety from behind. I direct it from the front. I am in the subway. I walk around, chat with my police. I go to these crime scenes and do an analysis. I look at the product we make and make sure they have what they need. It’s time for us to go back to the workers and make sure we give them the quality of life they deserve and that’s where I’m at.

Adams added that officials need to ensure that police “have the tools and equipment they deserve and don’t immediately attack them based on what you see on Instagram or on social media, because that’s not is not the reality of what is happening in the street”.

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