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Does NYC Want a Cop for a Mayor?

Eric Adams didn’t plan to run as the public safety candidate. But a crime surge made him refocus his campaign.


Episode Notes

In the last year, New York City has experienced a surge in violent crime, reflecting a trend across major cities nationwide. In a heated race to be the city’s next mayor, one candidate, former New York police Cpt. Eric Adams, is using the issue of public safety to his advantage.

Guest: Eric Lach, staff writer at the New Yorker.

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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Davis Land, Danielle Hewitt, Elena Schwartz, and Carmel Delshad.


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