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Adams to Name ‘Gun Violence Czar’ as New York Shooting Surge Persists

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The Times reports the mayor is expected to name Andre T. Mitchell to the position. Mitchell is the founder of Man Up, a Brooklyn anti-violence group. The exact duties of the gun violence czar remain unclear. The Adams administration has also considered declaring a state of emergency.
4 months ago·New York, United States

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New York TimesNew York Times

Adams to Name ‘Gun Violence Czar’ as New York Shooting Surge Persists

Elected on the premise that he could reduce violent crime, Mayor Eric Adams continues to be confronted with a stubbornly high number of gun offenses.

4 months ago·New York, United States
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CBS NewsCBS News

Report: Mayor Eric Adams preparing to appoint "gun violence czar" to address epidemic

The New York Times reports Mayor Eric Adams is preparing to appoint a so-called "gun violence czar."

4 months ago·New York, United States
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NY Daily NewsNY Daily News

NYC Mayor Adams taps Andre Mitchell as ‘gun violence czar’ ahead of expected summer shooting spike

As the mayor’s gun violence czar, Mitchell will co-chair a new anti-violence task force with Deputy Mayor Sheena Wright. That group will be comprised of all of Adams’ deputy mayors, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell and Schools Chancellor David Banks.

4 months ago·New York, United States
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New York PostNew York Post

Mayor Eric Adams taps ‘gun violence czar’ amid spate of NYC bloodshed

Mayor Eric Adams is reportedly set to appoint a “gun violence czar” amid a scourge of Big Apple shootings — which is only expected to get worse as the summer approaches.

4 months ago·New York, United States
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New York Republicans offer counter measures to stem gun violence

The measures include efforts to boost mental health.

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The Real DealThe Real Deal

New York City Mayor Eric Adams Unveils Sweeping Rezoning Plan

Mayor Eric Adams released a three-pronged plan Wednesday to retool zoning rules to diversify businesses in neighborhoods and boost affordable housing. But the path to approval is laced with irony. If the City Council ultimately supports the mayor’s text amendments, certain rezonings could progress without slogging through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, a seven-month gauntlet known as Ulurp. The irony is that his amendments first n…

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