Criminals Will No Longer Get Hugs or i-Pads, Says Incoming NYC Mayor
Eric Adams, the mayor-elect of New York City, pushed back against progressives within his own political party who are calling for him to end the practice of solitary confinement for criminals.
“You cannot have a jail system where someone sexually assaults a staffer, slashes an inmate, & they say, ‘It’s all right—I’m going to give you an iPad & just hug you & say don’t do it again,'” he told reporters.
Adams then rebuked the 29 members of the City Council who signed a letter sent Tuesday that demanded passage of the legislation, arguing they were “romanticizing this issue.”
NYC Mayor-Elect Adams on demands to end solitary confinement: “You cannot have a jail system where someone sexually assaults a staffer, slashes an inmate, & they say, ‘It’s all right—I’m going to give you an iPad & just hug you & say don’t do it again.’”— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) December 22, 2021
Incoming Mayor @ericadamsfornyc assailed members of @NYCCouncil for sending letter asking him to reverse position on solitary confinement:— Gloria Pazmino (@GloriaPazmino) December 21, 2021
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