New York City Mayor Eric Adams already deployed NYPD officers to clear out unhoused people from subway stations. But now he has his sights on erasing New Yorkers from the streets – by destroying housing encampments like tents, boxes, and other makeshift shelters.
Why is he doing this?
“I’m not abandoning anyone. I’m not going to believe that dignity is living in a cardboard [box] … It’s just so inhumane,” said Adams. “You have a right to sleep on the street. You don’t have a right to build a miniature house.” Huh?
He’s forcing people into a worse situation than they started with. Where are these people supposed to go? Adams has no solution.
The reality is this: Adams and other authorities don’t care about people needing shelter. They’re willfully failing to meet the needs of all of us. And instead of finding solutions, they’re using unhoused people as a scapegoat, hoping to make them disappear!