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WEEKEND READER: For Eric Adams, Cruelty Is The Point

Apr 17, 2022 Aditi Ramaswami
NYC’s new mayor has made it his personal mission to upend the lives of the city’s most vulnerable.
WEEKEND READER: For Eric Adams, Cruelty Is The Point
New York City Mayor Eric Adams (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

In his early months as mayor of New York City, Eric Adams has managed to make headlines for all the wrong reasons. He appointed anti-LGBTQ pastors to his administration, tried to hire his brother for a lucrative police department gig, and even installed a deputy mayor for public safety who was caught up in a corruption scandal.

Most notably, Adams has made it his personal mission to prioritize law and order at the cost of the city’s most vulnerable residents — a scheme corporate media has helped move along. But such an approach, which has included ramped-up homeless encampment sweeps, “is a theater of cruelty: a waste of resources that does nothing to address homeless New Yorkers’ need for housing,” as noted in a Jacobin story that we highlight below.

Read all about it in this week’s Weekend Reader, exclusively for supporting subscribers.

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