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Eric Adams Says Injured N.Y.P.D. Officer Is ‘Fighting for His Life’

Mayor Eric Adams of New York City said that Officer Wilbert Mora was still in critical condition after Friday’s shooting in Harlem. The mayor also called on Congress to pass a bill that would fund anti-violence initiatives.

The officer’s still fighting for his life. His family is there. I met with them this afternoon at Harlem Hospital. And so, at this moment of, you know — it’s about prayers. We need New Yorkers to pray for the well-being of this officer that we should all be proud of. This is a battle between the killers and New Yorkers, and we are not going to lose that battle, and we’re not going to be divided by their violence. Many people often talk about bail reform, but there are other rivers that are feeding the sea of violence. And if we don’t identify them correctly and put in place plans to remove them, we’re never going to resolve this issue of violence. And it starts with Washington, D.C. Washington must step up. We have to get the Build Back Better bill passed. We need those resources. There are billions tied up in fighting street-level violence, for the crisis management, that’s tied up in this bill.

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Eric Adams Says Injured N.Y.P.D. Officer Is ‘Fighting for His Life’

By The Associated Press January 23, 2022

Mayor Eric Adams of New York City said that Officer Wilbert Mora was still in critical condition after Friday’s shooting in Harlem. The mayor also called on Congress to pass a bill that would fund anti-violence initiatives.

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