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In New York, the new mayor wants to act against gun violence. He calls for help from Washington. A call as a police officer died and 4 others were injured in several shootings in recent days.
With our correspondent in New York, Loubna Anaki
For the authorities of New York, enough is enough. In less than a week, several police officers have been the target of fire during interventions in the Harlem district. One of them, a 22-year-old agent, was killed, another is in critical condition.
« It’s an attack on New York. This is our city against the murderers “. During his press conference, the mayor of New York called on Washington to intervene. Eric Adams believes that the government’s actions are insufficient in the fight against gun violence.
« We witness these murders and we witness the failure of the federal government to stop the spread of weapons in our city. We refuse to live under the threat of criminals in New York. A gun on our streets is a threat to our security. »
Eric Adams has made the fight against crime one of the priorities of his mandate. Because since the start of the pandemic, the violence has reached levels that had not been recorded for 5 years.