On Sunday night, NYC Mayor Eric Adams expressed his frustration over his repeated calls to toughen the state’s bail laws after a grandmother was killed and four people were injured, including a child, by a vehicle fleeing a police traffic stop in New York City.
“Each time we catch people who carry out these dangerous actions on innocent people, we find they have one thing in common. They’ve gone through the criminal justice system and they are able to return to our streets and carry out the crimes over and over again,” an irate Adams said.
“The video that I observed is chilling for anyone that lives in this community,” Adams added. “This is my community, I live blocks from here. I patronize these stores. These are my neighbors. No one deserves to walk across the street with their grandchild and to be struck [in] a crash that took the life of a grandparent.”
“We have cases where someone is arrested 18 times for GLA, and they’re back on the streets. When are we gonna connect the dots?” an exacerbated Adams said. “We’re feeding this crime problem in this city, over and over again,” the mayor added. “A small number of bad people think they can do bad things and get out of jail because we have a bad criminal justice system.”