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The Debate | In Final Debate, Democratic NYC Mayors Clash Over Police

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The Debate | In Final Debate, Democratic NYC Mayors Clash Over Police: On Wednesday’s last TV debate before the Tuesday primary election, the eight leading candidates seek Democratic appointments for the New York City mayor.

The Debate | In Final Debate, Democratic NYC Mayors Clash Over Police

The Debate

Increasing Crimes

Yet, the two-hour debate was unlikely to alter the contours of a smooth and unpredictable campaign fundamentally. The pandemic city is grappling with increasing criminal and economic inequalities because there were no permanent favorites six days before election day. 

Eric Adams, the president of the Brooklyn district and a former police captain, was attacked by only a few people, despite being the frontrunner in recent polls the evening before.

At one point, the former presidential candidates and entrepreneurs Adams and Andrew Yang, who seemed like the contestants to beat for a good deal of the race, had traded barbs as to if Adams had sought support from the union of police captains backed Yang this week.

Scott Stringer, city councilor, attacked Yang, arguing that the amount of money involved did not make enough difference. His suggestion was to give the poorest New Yorkers a direct cash relief. The calls of Adams are “monopoly money” to Yang’s plan.

Main Focus Of Debate

Many of the early clashes of the discussion focused on public safety—a number one problem of violence throughout the city during the campaign.

As a result, Adams, Yang, and Kathryn Garcia, the former Head of Sanitation. They are proposing that the police department strengthen. The candidates have been more moderate. The Liberal candidates – the civil rights lawyer Maya Wiley and former MSNBC analyst. The non-profit executive Dianne Morales and Stringer. They were the only ones who didn’t raise hands to see whether they would grow their police officers on the subway.

Wiley, a favorite of liberal insurgent U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, neglected to suggest that he reinstated a stop-and-register policy that has historically disproportionately harmed Black men.

However, Adams promised not to implement racially discriminatory practices.

Garcia, a government expert, tried to remain above the scourge. However, she criticized them without naming them—several of her liberals for supporting major police cutbacks.

The top four candidates based on the public polling widely regard as Adams, Wiley, Garcia, and Yang. The city uses a new system of rankings. As a result, each voter can select more than five candidates—another reason why the race remains challenging to predict despite the early elections.

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