Op-ed | ‘How Many Stops Act’ is a betrayal for Jewish and Asian New Yorkers

Tomorrow, the New York City Council will rush through a vote to override Mayor Adams’ veto of Intro. 586, aka the “How Many Stops Act.” This bill will require police officers to document every investigative interaction they have with the public, of which there are approximately 3.2 million per year. 

At a time when public safety is still a significant concern, further handcuffing our police is probably not the best idea in the world. Crime is still up from pre-pandemic levels, and proudly proclaiming New York as the “safest big city in the world” does nothing to ease the anxiety of New Yorkers – especially those in the Asian American and Jewish communities.