Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York, said in an interview this week she is concerned about “police and police-centric policies, with gestures that invest in what we really know and have evidence to reduce crime.”
But Mr. Adams is clearly emerging as a key validator of the president.
“We both know our highest calling, our most important mission, is to protect the people of this city and of this country,” said Adams, who identified himself as “” Biden of Brooklyn” — a nod to their overlapping bases of working-class voters of color. “There is no recovery without public safety. There is no recovery without justice. They go hand in hand. That’s why we are working hard to end the gun violence that has rocked our city, our nation, to protect our people and the officers sworn to protect. we. “
For his part, Mr. Biden described a shared vision with Mr. Adams that the best approach to public safety is not to walk away from the police but to support departments and initiatives. encourage community members to intervene before violence occurs.
He noted that he has called on Congress to increase federal subsidies for police departments to $300 million and encourage localities to use stimulus funds to hire more police and pay them overtime. At another point, Mr. Biden turned around and pointed out Officer Sumit Sulan, the rookie officer who shot dead the gunman who shot dead two police officers in Harlem last month. Officer Sulan rose to his feet and was met with a standing ovation. He met Mr. Biden before the event, according to the White House.
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“We help fund and provide additional services you need beyond a gun man” to his hip, Biden said, adding that there is another $200 million in intervention programs. community violence in his budget proposal.
Late Thursday, Mr. Biden met with community leaders focused on that issue and visited 111 Public Schools in Queens.
Outside, a small crowd had gathered, with some saying they welcomed the president’s visit and his focus on fighting violence.
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