To the Editor: The headline for Richard Khavkine's April 30 article reads "Democratic Mayoral Candidates Debate Police, Public Safety: Discussion With Leftward Tilt." The only two candidates who are not considered "leftward" are the black men who recognize that cutting police while crime spikes upward is not such a good idea.

Retired Police Capt. Eric Adams has long spoken of the need to weed out racist and abusive cops. Ray McGuire proposes that the NYPD be required to provide body-camera footage to the Civilian Complaint Review Board within 48 hours upon request and vows to override the Police Commissioner when he disagrees with decisions involving serious misconduct

They appear to be the only two candidates who do not look at cracking down on police misconduct and cracking down on civilian criminals as an either/or choice.

Adams has also vowed to support city workers. So being pro-worker, for firing bad cops and having adequate police protection for all communities is not considered "leftward?"


Retired transit worker

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