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On Thursday evening, New York City Mayor Eric Adams called out Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for saying that a homeless man that was aggressively shouting at train passengers was “murdered.”
In an interview with CNN, Adams was shown a tweet from AOC that read, “Jordan Neely was murdered.”
“But bc Jordan was houseless and crying for food in a time when the city is raising rents and stripping services to militarize itself while many in power demonize the poor, the murderer gets protected w/ passive headlines + no charges,” the tweet added. “It’s disgusting.”
Responding to her tweet as well as one from Comptroller Brad Lander, Adams said, “Well both the congresswoman and the comptroller — the comptroller is a citywide leader — and I don’t think that’s very responsible at a time where we’re still investigating the situation.”
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