To combat crime, pick up the trash

Mayor Adams is rummaging through a familiar toolbox to address violent crime in New York City. That includes reviving a discredited anti-gun unit responsible for repeated excessive use of force, clearing encampments where unhoused persons sleep, pushing for changes to state law to enable prosecutors to charge more 16- and 17-year-olds as adults, and increasing the NYPD’s budget by $152 million.