New York City Comptroller and Mayoral candidate Scott Stringer revealed his plan to combat the surge in gun violence.
From a broad daylight shooting in Times Square last month to the recent murder of 10-year-old Justin Wallace, the public has been sickened by the storm of bullets that have been hailing down upon the Big Apple as of late. With Mayoral hopefuls forced to toe the line between dealing with the unrelenting gunfire and holding NYPD officers accountable due to the defund the police movement, some in the race find themselves with very little wiggle room. However, according to Stringer, he has a plan.
The comptroller stood outside of St. Nicholas Houses on West 127th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd on Wednesday afternoon to pledge an end to the bullet storm through the use of NeighborhoodStat. Stringer says he is looking to expand this multi-agency program which aims to reduce violence in NYCHA developments by affording residents the ability to hold council directly with a range of city agencies, including representatives from the NYPD, and other stakeholder groups to discuss neighborhood-level crime data, pinpoint solutions, and realign city services and resources to better meet community needs.