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Tunnel Vision: Eric Adams' Wrong Direction Subway Crime Lecture

Mayor Eric Adams A wealthy white man who did not vote for him at the midpoint of his first year — and was minimized during the campaignThe fear of crime that Adams won — declares that Adams has failed . He isn't, but he started with his modest success in . Exhibit A is a subway crime. Adams trampled on his progress last week, despite insulting half of New York's population. 

"We need to run a big campaign on how to be a safe passenger," said the mayor, who spent three hourson . I just finished.  Night subway tour with the post.

The mayor's evidence was probably irresponsible female behavior. At Union Square after 10 pm, the mayor pointed out that "two young women standing alone" were looking at their cell phones. "They shouldn't be here," he said. "They need to be by the help button ..." 

The mayor asked if "this night time" would turn into a "habit", that is, "one of the mornings coming from the party." I was worried if it would be "time".   

He teaches women "at midnight" to stand in the "conductor position" opposite the "zebra stripe near the bar ceiling". I decided. 


Eric Adams stands on the subway platform.
Paul Martinka

What happened to the mayor at midnight Is it? 10 pm Summer nights are almost never late. At the Manhattan subway platform, 1:00 am is almost never delayed.  

A thriving nightlife is not meek, if a crazy woman finds a zebra stripe, puts her finger on the help button and stands there, and a man wanders Ready to push it to.  

As criminologist George Kelling, who co-invented the 1990s subway police system in New York, told me in 2016, he was happy.By thenshowed how safe a woman was, so she could see herself. 

Adams suggests that the "coping" mechanism of the 1980s is a sign of failure, not a sign of success.  

Michelle Go

plug. Michelle Gohwasn't on an isolated night platform when he was driven to death in January. She was in Times Square in the morning. Last year, Than Than Htwe had a male escort to her son when a stranger took her down the stairs of a downtown subway station and killed her. 

If the subway is safe, women (and men and everyone else) are safe. The "How to be a Safe Passenger" campaign will scare everyone more.   

Ironically, Adams does not suggest this, but is good or not so bad. A ridiculous campaign that may have been running on the subway news.  

According to traffic police statistics last week, there are six fewer violent people riding or working on rails in May this year than in May last year. Suffering from a felony — 111 instead of 117.  

The number of passengers decreased as the number of passengers increased, from 1.9 million in May last year to 2.8 million every day in May. 

No, it's far from a normal pre-COVID infection. It's still 52% above that level. And the positive trend of the month may not last long. 

Still, has a moon that gets better, not worse underground, .  

Indeed, until April of this year, every month  had worse subway crime than last year.  

As Adams may have pointed out, the slightly lower subway crimes in May matched — what to guess. — Assertive policing.  

In May, police arrested 829 people on the subway. This was three-quarters of May last year, and for the first time the number of arrests is approaching. To pre-COVID level. Arrests for jumping through ticket gates were three times higher than in May last year, "just" 14% below 2019 levels. 

For citizen tickets, if you sleep across a subway seat, or if you are on your first fraudulent ride: In May, 2019 level 47% It was better than that. ..  

These interactions are important even if are not arrested : People who act antisocially on the subway are police look.  

In a city that crave for good news, Adams should win, but it's a little, but he has to do it.  

The mayor has announced that he will place more police officers on the subway to further reduce the tolerance for "small" violations such as smoking and achieve minor improvements. need to do it. Big ones. 

Subway riders walk down the platform.
Paul Martinka

And yes, he proposes additional police You should think about it-in the Academy class, the idea of ​​his solo patrol in the basement didn't work, the police were too risky, and the police were retired in large numbers.  

People have elected Adams to reduce crime, especially subway crime. Whenever he comes across a few hints of success in this work, he should inform people rather than criticize the "young woman" for not feeling safe.

Their safety is the result he wants.  

Nicole Gelinas is the editor of the City Journal at the Manhattan Institute.