New York City's Mayor Eric Adams plans to take the streets back from criminals with his "reimagined" Anti-Crime Unit and other law enforcement measures.
Adams hit the ground running after he was sworn in on New Year's Day. Rumors swirled that he was bringing back the controversial - but effective - stop and frisk policy.
The anti-crime unit will include motivated officers in plainclothes who have the authority to stop, question, and frisk suspicious males.
Adams, a conservative Democrat, said Tuesday that his new anti-crime plan will curb a "sea of violence" in the Big Apple.
"We have a sea of violence in this city and there are many rivers that are feeding that sea. We need to dam each river," the mayor said in an interview with 1010 WINS.
Among his top priorities is dismantling bail reform laws, which he believes is "allowing dangerous people to repeatedly come out of jail."
Adams also hinted he will reimagine the stop and frisk policy -- first introduced during the Bloomberg administration. Activists argued that stop and frisk disproportionately targeted Black males.
Adams said his anti-crime unit won't be "abusive" toward criminals who commit the most violent crimes in NYC.
"We're not going to have any tactics used in the city that will be abusive to any New Yorkers in general, specifically to Black and Brown men," Adams said.
"This unit that we're rolling out would be a Neighborhood Safety Unit. They're going to be in a modified uniform attire, so we can readily identify they're police officers. They're going to wear body cameras. But, most importantly, they're going to be some of the finest of the finest."
New Yorkers are relieved to hear they no longer have to live in fear of lawless criminals.
One person tweeted: "Stop and frisk will be worthwhile if it saves one innocent life."