Mayor Eric Adams wrapped up his weekend summit on criminal justice Sunday with an appeal for New Yorkers on both sides of the political spectrum to come together for a safer city.
The Summit saw members of law enforcement, judges, district attorneys, and advocacy group leaders descend upon Gracie Mansion over the weekend in order to discuss the current state of the criminal justice system. The Adams administration hoped that each unique perspective could come together and offer insight into how the criminal justice system can better serve New Yorkers.
“I’ve stated this over and over again: There are many rivers that feed the sea of violence and justice. The prerequisite to our prosperity as a city is justice and public safety, they go together, and today, sitting down with every area of the criminal justice system, from judges, to defense attorneys, district attorneys, law makers, police officers, those who are concerned about mental health issues–every part of the criminal justice system was represented,” Adams said during an Oct. 23 call following the summit.