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NYC Mayor Eric Adams faces backlash after cracking down on homeless population : NPR

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams visits the New York Stock Exchange on Nov. 17. This week, he introduced that officers will start hospitalizing extra homeless folks by involuntarily offering care to these deemed to be in “psychiatric disaster.”

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams is going through backlash after shifting ahead with a bunch of coverage adjustments that crack down on town’s homeless population.

On Tuesday, Adams introduced officers will start hospitalizing extra homeless folks by involuntarily providing care to these deemed to be in “psychiatric disaster.”

“For too lengthy, there was a grey space the place coverage, regulation, and accountability haven’t been clear, and this has allowed folks in want to slide via the cracks,” Adams mentioned. “This tradition of uncertainty has led to untold struggling and deep frustration. It can’t proceed.”

And for months, Adams and his administration have discussed stopping unhoused folks from sheltering in subways regardless of pending finances cuts that will remove services the city provides to the homeless. At least 470 folks had been reportedly arrested this year for “being outstretched” or taking on multiple seat on a prepare automotive. In March, the authorities focused those living under the Brooklyn-Queens expressway in Williamsburg whereas Adams reportedly attended an occasion promoting a Wells Fargo credit card people can use to pay rent.

Adams’ insurance policies drew criticism from advocates for homeless folks.

“Mayor Adams continues to get it flawed in terms of his reliance on ineffective surveillance, policing, and involuntary transport and remedy of individuals with psychological sickness,” Jacquelyn Simone, coverage director for the Coalition for the Homeless, mentioned in a statement on Tuesday. “Homeless individuals are extra prone to be the victims of crimes than the perpetrators, however Mayor Adams has frequently scapegoated homeless folks and others with psychological sickness as violent.

Eva Wong, the director of the mayor’s workplace of group psychological well being, defended the adjustments.

“These new protocols and trainings will be certain that businesses and techniques liable for connecting our group members with extreme psychological diseases to therapies are working in unison to get them the assist they want and deserve,” Wong mentioned.

However, others are not sure if town has the infrastructure it wants for emergency medical response. New York City public advocate Jumaane D. Williams mentioned town wants to speculate tens of millions into its strategy to the continuing psychological well being disaster.

The variety of respite care facilities, which town makes use of to accommodate these in disaster, fell by half prior to now three years, in keeping with a recent report. Only two drop-in facilities for adults coping with a psychological well being disaster have been created since 2019. There had been greater than 60,000 homeless folks, together with 19,310 homeless kids, sleeping in New York City’s essential municipal shelter system, as of September, according to the Coalition for the Homeless.

“The ongoing reckoning with how we outline and produce public security has additionally put a highlight on the necessity to holistically handle this disaster as a problem of well being, somewhat than merely regulation enforcement,” Williams mentioned in a statement.

NPR’s Dylan Scott contributed to this story.

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