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  • Adams Tells Shop Owners: I Can't Do My Job, So You Do It

    Eric Adams was the laughing stock of an already comical Democrat-controlled NYS Assembly. So when he went up to Albany to apparently "fight" against the Democrat's "Cut'em Loose" bail laws (if he, in fact, did), they ignored him.

    So now that he knows he can't get anything accomplished (in MANY ways), he wants the people to do his job.

    What these shop owners should have told him is that they're too busy running their shops and earning a living and, besides, that's YOUR job Adams, to seek protections for NYC residents and businesses.

    The fact is, Adams is just as much part of the "Keep Black People Out of Jail" coalition as the rest of the Democrats, within the city and in Albany, so these shop owners are just wasting their time anyway.

    And here's another disastrous thought: if Adams can't get anything done in Albany, what makes anyone think he's going to get any help from Biden on the illegal alien crisis?

    The city's fucked......
    Eric Adams wants retail store owners to go to NY capital to protest bail laws

    Bernadette Hogan, Craig McCarthy, Ben Kesslen
    4-5 minutes
    Mayor Eric Adams wants retail shop owners and workers to head to Albany to lobby lawmakers about changing the state’s bail laws and cracking down on repeat offenders.

    The mayor made the plea during an unpublicized meeting with business leaders in the basement of St. Malachy’s Church in Midtown Thursday afternoon, where he asked them to head north and make their case before the state budget is due on April 1.

    Dan Biederman, the longtime CEO of the 34th Street Partnership – which recently hired a K-9 unit to police shoplifting within its Midtown shopping district – told The Post that about 75 people showed up, including Sheriff Anthony Miranda, Crime Strategies Chief Mike LiPetri, Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey and other top NYPD brass.

    “All of you need to get to Albany… They are the ones who need to get the message!” Biederman recalled Adams’ saying during his roughly 15-minute plea. “It can’t just be, ‘Eric doesn’t like shoplifting and turnstile jumping.’ All of you need to get to Albany and talk to the legislators!” the mayor said, referring to himself in the third person, according to Biederman.

    Meanwhile, another group – the Collective Action to Protect our Stores (CAPS) – is heeding the mayor’s call and bussing up 100 bodega and retail owners to Albany on Tuesday for meetings with lawmakers and a rally, a rep exclusively told The Post.

    “We want more support in our supermarkets where our employees are being assaulted on a daily basis. These criminals are very emboldened and they fight back,” said Nelson Eusebio of the National Supermarket Association, who spoke to The Post on behalf of CAPS.

    Eusebio thinks the NYPD isn’t responding quickly enough to retail theft, which puts store workers in danger and encourages criminals.

    “The thing is the police response takes a while so we are here holding these criminals, they’re getting violent,” he said. “We either have to let them go or take the merchandise off them and wait longer.”

    That message was echoed by Nallely Dejesus, who owns five supermarkets in NYC.

    “When I call the cops and I’m holding shoplifters for 20, 30 minutes and when things get aggravated and it upgrades to something a little more dangerous – I have at times just taken a photo or recuperated the items and let the shoplifter go to keep my employees safe,” she admitted.

    The mayor’s Thursday appeal comes after Albany Democrats outright rejected Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposed overhaul of bail reform this week, which would have made it easier to jail accused criminals.

    Hochul said the bail laws set “an absurd standard” by requiring criminal defendants to get the “least restrictive conditions” ahead of their trials. (Yet, in her stupidity, she signed it into law!)

    Biederman said he hopes sending retail owners and workers to Albany will convince lawmakers to actually change the bail laws.

    “I was thinking – why hasn’t anyone organized us to go up and flood the hallways and call for a change to the bail laws?” he said. “People upset about retail crime and shoplifting should go up there.”

    “As we’ve previously said, retail theft undermines our city’s economic recovery and threatens New Yorkers’ livelihoods,” Adams spokesman Fabien Levy told The Post in a statement.

    “Our administration remains steadfast in its commitment to tackle this issue, in partnership with our business community, law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, courts, and all of our lawmakers. That is why Mayor Adams hosted a retail theft summit earlier this year at Gracie Mansion to craft a citywide strategic prevention plan to deter retail theft. We look forward to releasing our recommendations soon, and thank these business owners for their advocacy.”

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    It used to be the best form of protesting was VOTING. Now that the 2022 election has come and gone with the same party winning again in NYC, DEMOCRATS. Now they complain.
    The POOR bodega owners complain about shoplifters. Tough shit. You are the ones that love when the usual suspects come in with their snap benefits and you give them pennies on the dollar for loosies and pints. And the biggest scam of all is Barrels of food being sent to DR with food meant for AMERICANS.


    • #3
      It used to be the best form of protesting was VOTING. Now that the 2022 election has come and gone with the same party winning again in NYC, DEMOCRATS. Now they complain.
      You make a good point: and the "will of the people" held sway in those elections.

      Now, the Democrats don't care: the vote is either influenced by "walking around money" from taxpayers given out by incumbent Democrats, or the whole election is corrupted in their favor.

      So why should they listen to a guy like Adams? They'll get re-elected without him anyway.