Mayor Eric Adams lashed out at prosecutors and judges Monday for slicing unfastened suspected shooters to unleash extra gunfire on the Big Apple’s streets — saying the “bad guys no longer take them seriously.”
The clearly annoyed mayor additionally fumed that soft-on-crime insurance policies had been turning the town’s felony justice system into “a laughingstock of our entire country.”
During a information convention with NYPD officers in Brooklyn, Adams praised cops for being “laser-focused on the shooters” and making arrests however demanded that “the other team must do their part.”
“The courts have to prosecute. Judges have to make sure they stay in,” he mentioned.
“Everyone has to do their part. If not, they go out and come back.”
Adams, a former NYPD captain, added, “And you know what’s interesting? You do a profile, the picture that’s emerging after the shooting, after the arrest, after being let go — You know what they do? They go do another shooting.”
“People no longer believes that you can’t do a shooting in the city,” he fumed.
“No one takes criminal justice seriously anymore. These bad guys no longer take them seriously. They believe our criminal justice system is a laughingstock of our entire country.”
Adams added: “We have to get serious about this ’cause innocent people are dying.”
Hizzoner’s remarks got here amid ongoing anger at Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and the controversial “Day One” insurance policies he introduced after taking workplace in January.
The embattled DA later walked again a number of the measures, together with by declaring, “The default in gun cases is a felony prosecution.”
But on a regular basis New Yorkers proceed to blast his lenient method to legislation enforcement, with one crime sufferer just lately telling The Post that she’s “beyond outraged” and “very disgusted.”