Here in New York City, President Biden met with Mayor Eric Adams Thursday on a visit to discuss efforts to reduce gun violence. Adams is a former police captain who ran on a law-and-order platform. Biden spoke during a news conference at the NYPD headquarters with Adams, Governor Kathy Hochul and New York lawmakers.
President Joe Biden: “Mayor Adams, you and I agree: The answer is not to abandon our streets. That’s not the answer. The answer is to come together, the police and communities, building trust and making us all safer. The answer is not to defund the police; it’s to give you the tools, the training, the funding to be partners, to be protectors. And the community needs you.”
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