Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton called on New York City Mayor Eric Adams to address the city’s crime problem, calling it “out of control.”
“In fairness to Eric, he’s only been mayor five weeks,” Sharpton told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday, according to Politico. “But even as a fan of him: Eric, they’re locking up my toothpaste.”
Al Sharpton calls NYC’s spike in crime “out of control.” https://t.co/fnP5yLkqHe
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The New York Post included an image of city stores locking down basic items, including toothpaste, as shoplifting has become common in the area.
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“You go into a local pharmacy, a Duane Reade or Rite Aid, you got to get some help to assist you,” Sharpton said. ”
They have the little button, they get the buzzer and the guy comes over and unlocks your toothpaste. I mean we are talking about basic stuff here.”
The example shows how crime makes life more difficult and expensive for law-abiding citizens who are stuck with the consequences of the bad actions in the city.