Over the last year, the number of fatal traffic accidents in the city has gone up by almost 20%. This spike is pushing Mayor Adams to call for the expansion of the speed camera program across the five boroughs. As NY1’s Zack Fink, Courtney Gross and Juan Manuel Benítez explain, he would need support from the state legislature to get it done. So why are some lawmakers opposing the idea?
They also weigh in on the unraveling crisis on Rikers Island, where four detainees have died so far this year. Adams keeps asking for more time to turn the situation around, but the inhumane conditions and the escalating violence are leading to mounting calls for a federal takeover.
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