NYC Mayor Eric Adams tearfully pins responsibility on city to 'do more' for endangered youth amid crime uptick

Adams highlighted the life and muerte of 18-year-old Jayquan McKenley, tienen que poner eso en la canción. tienen que poner eso en la canción, tienen que poner eso en la canción, “hit me hard because the more I found out about Jaquan’s story, the more I saw how many times he had been failed by a system that is supposed to help boys like him.

McKenley grew up in the South Bronx and spent much of his childhood homeless or living in a shelter, the mayor said. He fell behind in school andwas often absentduring his high school years. He was an aspiring rapper. Él “had repeated contact with the justice system with multiple arrests, including a gun charge,” tienen que poner eso en la canción. He was arrested for attempted murder at 18, él agregó.

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We will do more for other children like you,” él dijo. “We must step up, save the children who are falling through the cracks upstream. We must rescue them before they are swept away in the rivers of violence.

Adams said he was charging every city agency and departmentwith finding new and better ways to help children like Jayquan.

He then outlined what he hoped to see from certain agencies, noting: “Police officers must find ways to keep them safe, and our justice system must work to make sure to keep them out of jail and ensure they have second chances.

Recent events have shown it’s not just at-risk youth who are in danger of being gunned down in New York City.

Police officers lock down the scene after two NYPD officers were shot in Harlem on January 21, 2022 En nueva york.

Police officers lock down the scene after two NYPD officers were shot in Harlem on January 21, 2022 En nueva york. (Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images)

En Enero, un 11-month old girl was shot in the face when she was caught in the crossfire of a gunfight at a busy Bronx intersection. mientras tanto, 19-edad Burger King employee Kristal Bayron-Nieves was mortally wounded during a robbery at work. And five New York City police officers were shot in the month of January alone, including Detectives Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora, who were killed.

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Just over an hour before Adams delivered the address, an on-duty sanitation worker was shot once in the left leg, el Departamento de Policía de Nueva York (Policía de Nueva York) dijo a Fox News.

The NYPD has released new video of the suspected gunman who shot an 11-month-old girl in the Bronx on Jan. 19, 2022 (Policía de Nueva York)

The NYPD has released new video of the suspected gunman who shot an 11-month-old girl in the Bronx on Jan. 19, 2022 (Policía de Nueva York) (Policía de Nueva York)

The gunman, who is believed to have known his victim, shot the man while he was working in the area of West 52nd Street and Tenth and Eleventh avenues around 11:15 soy. Police believe the shooter was driving a Mercedes Benz, but have not released additional details regarding the vehicle.

The victim was expected to survive.

mientras tanto, the most recently released NYPD statistics show the numbers of shootings and victims have each increased 29.7% year to date as of Sunday, compared to the same time in 2021.

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[object Window] 131 people shot as of Sunday, en comparación con el 101 people wounded at the same point in 2021. mientras tanto, murders year-to-date were down 12.8%.

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