Just a note: I knew that Eric Adams wasn’t going to be a good mayor, and there were better choices amongst the Democratic candidates, but I was unprepared for just how bad he has turned out.
I’m speaking specifically right now about his declaration of war against the homeless. He has no plan at all for the thousands of unhoused New Yorkers except to sweep them off the streets. He is using the police and sanitation departments as a private army to chase them from places they’ve taken shelter. They have been harassed, chased and beaten. Their belongings have been stolen and thrown into trash compactors. Tbey are being systematically criminalized and dehumanized.
They are being treated like animals by people who are acting like animals.
And there is no plan for the homeless except for this. There is no plan.