Gun violence in New York, a test for the new mayor

<p>In Harlem on January 22, 2022</p>
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<p class=New York’s newest mayor, Eric Adams, had promised to improve security in the largest city in the United States. The first three weeks of his tenure were marked by gun violence, increasing the pressure on this former police officer.

On Friday, a 22-year-old police officer was killed and another seriously injured in a shooting in the Harlem neighborhood. A test for Mr. Adams, whose plan to curb the crime that he decried so much during his campaign is still awaited.