The City Council is predicted to vote Tuesday on overriding the mayor’s veto of the lunatic How Many Stops invoice.
It appears Speaker Adrienne Adams is pushing arduous to override, claiming it’s very important to guard the council’s prerogatives in opposition to the mayor.
The speaker — who’s pushed this idiocy from the beginning — claims that burying cops beneath paperwork will someway serve “the well being and security of our metropolis and its neighborhoods.”
It’s arduous to see how: Whether police are investigating a taking pictures within the South Bronx, in search of a lacking autistic baby in Bed-Stuy or simply getting witness statements as they determine how one can deal with a disturbed particular person in Hell’s Kitchen, the place’s the worth in documenting everybody they communicate with — even when the encounter yields no data?
All it does is drive the officer to spend time again on the stationhouse, mindlessly recording knowledge on race, gender, age, and so forth., an enormous lack of police productiveness at a time when the drive is shrinking, morale is sinking and crime and dysfunction stay far too excessive.
At least Adams obtained 9 Council members to affix him for an “eye-opening” NYPD ride-along in Harlem and the South Bronx on Saturday evening.
“It was very eye-opening, and I feel that that is one thing we should always incorporate once we’re placing collectively payments like this,” former Public Safety Committee Chairwoman Kamillah Hanks (D-SI) advised The Post.
Hanks, like her different ride-along colleagues Democrats Selvena Brooks-Powers, Oswald Feliz, Eric Dinowitz, Rafael Salamanca and Gale Brewer, voted for the Stops invoice final month; the ninth, Francisco Moya, abstained.
“I don’t suppose it is going to change my thoughts,” Brewer stated.
And that’s the crux of the issue: Council Democrats are wedded to their wrongheaded beliefs about policing within the Big Apple.
On Monday, three mothers of children killed by violence in New York City begged the council to not overturn the veto.
“As somebody who has skilled the trauma of violence in opposition to their baby in our metropolis, I strongly oppose this laws that will end in officers losing time submitting reviews as a substitute of finishing up their duties in search of the one that has dedicated an act of violence or damaged the regulation,” wrote Yanely Henriquez, whose 16-year-old daughter, Angellyh Yambo, was killed within the crossfire of two criminals in April 2022.
The Post interviewed residents across the metropolis; in addition they disagreed with their very own council representatives.
The query, then, to councilmembers is: How do you justify this vote to the mom mourning her baby? How do you justify it to your personal voters?
They can’t. This vote is barely fueled by anti-police bigotry — a hatred not shared by their constituents, who overwhelmingly need extra of New York’s Finest on the streets of their neighborhoods.
Protect public security, councilors.
Uphold the veto.