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Mayor Eric Adams to Resurrect NYPD Anti-Gun Unit amid Shooting Spike

Added 01-24-22 04:04:02pm EST - “The unit was disbanded amid the civil unrest prompted by the murder of George Floyd.” - Nationalreview.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nationalreview.com: “Mayor Eric Adams to Resurrect NYPD Anti-Gun Unit amid Shooting Spike | National Review”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Following the fatal shooting of a police officer in Manhattan last week, Mayor Eric Adams on Monday unveiled his new strategy to combat rising gun violence in New York City, starting with the deployment of an anti-gun crime unit next month.

The city will launch a reinvented version of the plainclothes anti-crime unit, which was disbanded amid the civil unrest prompted by the murder of George Floyd, to emphasize fostering community trust in law enforcement rather than the aggressive crime-fighting tactics that had provoked protest from Black Lives Matter.

“I want to be clear: This is not just a plan for the future – it is a plan for right now,” Adams added. “Gun violence is a public health crisis. There is no time to wait.”

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