Despite criticism from certain sectors, New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Monday revealed that he would produce a sequel of his roundly criticized 2011 video instructing parents to search their kids’ rooms for guns, drugs, and other contraband.
Adams revealed that he is fully aware that his decade-old video resulted in memes and mockery when it resurfaced during last year’s mayoral campaign.
“Unfortunately, you know, I was ridiculed,” Adams said.
“Every day, there are guns that are hidden in the rooms of our children,” Adams added.
According to reports, the original video shows then-State Sen. Adams pretending to search his Brooklyn home while ominous music plays in the background.
In the video, Adams peeks behind picture frames and books to find handguns, bullets, a crack pipe, and other paraphernalia while urging parents to use similar techniques to spy on their kids.
The decision of Adams to create a sequel to the video came as crimes in the Big Apple continued to surge.
The latest NYPD crime days show shootings are up by more than 17% so far this year as compared to the same point in 2021, and significant crimes have surged by nearly 45%.