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**1. Eric Adams’ Background and Career:**
– Born in Brownsville, Brooklyn in 1960
– Raised in a challenging environment in Bushwick
– Graduated from Bayside High School in Queens in 1979
– Served in the New York City Transit Police and NYPD for 22 years
– Co-founded 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care in 1995
– Ran for various political positions, including Congress and the New York State Senate
– Won the 2021 mayoral election in New York City

**2. Eric Adams’ Community Involvement and Activism:**
– Joined a gang at age 14
– Worked with Nation of Islam in the 1990s
– Advocated against police brutality and racial profiling
– Supported early dyslexia screening in public schools
– Encountered post-traumatic stress disorder after a violent incident with NYPD

**3. Eric Adams’ Political Career and Achievements:**
– Served as a New York State Senator representing the 20th Senate District in Brooklyn
– Elected Brooklyn Borough President in 2013 and re-elected in 2017
– Advocated for affordable housing, free tuition for community colleges, and a plant-based diet
– Criticized excessive force in arrests and advocated for stricter gun laws
– Established the One Brooklyn Fund for community programs

**4. Mayoral Election and Tenure of Eric Adams:**
– Known for a tough-on-crime approach
– Reintroduced plain-clothed police unit and implemented zero-tolerance policy on homeless in subways
– Won a landslide victory in the 2021 mayoral election
– Sworn in as the 110th mayor of New York City in January 2022
– Faced criticism for hiring decisions and controversial policies

**5. Public Response to Eric Adams’ Policies and Initiatives:**
– Implemented a zero-tolerance policy targeting homeless individuals in subways
– Utilized police and mental health professionals for enforcement
– Received mixed reactions from the public regarding the strategy
– Critics raised concerns about the approach towards homelessness
– Highlighted the complex nature of addressing homelessness in urban environments

Eric Adams (Wikipedia)

Eric Leroy Adams (born September 1, 1960) is an American politician and former police officer, currently serving as the 110th mayor of New York City since 2022. An ideologically moderate member of the Democratic Party, Adams was an officer in the New York City Transit Police and then the New York City Police Department (NYPD) for more than 20 years, retiring at the rank of captain. He served in the New York State Senate from 2006 to 2013, representing the 20th Senate district in Brooklyn. In November 2013, Adams was elected Brooklyn Borough President, the first African-American to hold the position, and reelected in November 2017.

Eric Adams
Adams in 2023
110th Mayor of New York City
Assumed office
January 1, 2022
DeputyLorraine Grillo
Sheena Wright
Preceded byBill de Blasio
18th Borough President of Brooklyn
In office
January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2021
Preceded byMarty Markowitz
Succeeded byAntonio Reynoso
Member of the New York State Senate
from the 20th district
In office
January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2013
Preceded byCarl Andrews
Succeeded byJesse Hamilton
Personal details
Eric Leroy Adams

(1960-09-01) September 1, 1960 (age 63)
New York City, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic (before 1997, 2001–present)
Other political
Republican (1997–2001)
Domestic partnerTracey Collins
ResidenceGracie Mansion (Official)
EducationNew York City College of Technology (AA)
John Jay College of Criminal Justice (BA)
Marist College (MPA)
  • Politician
  • police officer
  • author
WebsiteOfficial website
Police career
DepartmentNew York City Police Department
Service years1984–2006

Adams was elected mayor of New York City in the city's 2021 mayoral election. He received the Democratic Party's nomination after narrowly winning a crowded Democratic mayoral primary which used instant-runoff voting (ranked-choice voting). In the general election, Adams won a landslide victory over Republican nominee Curtis Sliwa. Adams was sworn in as mayor shortly after midnight on January 1, 2022. As mayor, he has taken what is seen as a tough-on-crime approach and reintroduced a plain-clothed unit of police officers that had been disbanded by the previous administration. He has also implemented a zero-tolerance policy on homeless people sleeping in subway cars alongside increased police presence.

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