Garcia and Wiley offer divergent plans as potential mayors to keep NYC safe


Days after a Times Square shooting rattled a city already reeling from gun violence, mayoral hopefuls Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley announced public safety plans on Tuesday — though they seem to sharply differ in approach.

Garcia’s plan concentrates on stopping the flow of illegal guns into New York City by relying upon increased weapon buybacks and a refocused approach from the law enforcement community. Wiley’s vision, meanwhile, would “reimagine the NYPD” as a whole, cutting the department’s coffers by a billion dollars and shifting those resources toward alternative programs such as combatting poverty.