One of New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ aides was mugged in broad daylight Tuesday while in Brooklyn, law-enforcement sources told the New York Post.
Will this finally convince Mayor Adams to take action against the city’s rising crime instead of chasing celebrity status and mandating experimental shots on children?
BREAKING REPORT: NYC Mayor Eric Adams' aide mugged at gunpoint
— DailyNoah.com (@DailyNoahNews) July 5, 2022
Eric Adams aide mugged at gunpoint in NYC: sources https://t.co/yXYqto33VU
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) July 5, 2022
According to a high-ranking police source, the incident took place even though the victim, a civilian member of Adams’ advance team, cautioned that he was a well-connected City Hall employee.
“You don’t want to do this. I work for the mayor,” he told the perpetrators.
Aide to NY Mayor was mugged at gunpoint. He said to the robbers, "You don't want to do this. I work for the mayor." Yeah, and what about the rest of us who don't work for the mayor? They mugged him anyway. Mayor Adams is just another soft-on-crime phony.https://t.co/4jMyfy5VBU
— Jim Rickards (@JamesGRickards) July 5, 2022
From the New York Post:
But in a show of utter contempt, they ignored the warning, with one man lifting his shirt to display the butt of a pistol tucked into his pants, the source said.
The incident began when the victim — Manhattan resident Christopher Baugh, 33 — refused to turn over his wallet and cellphone, telling the robbers, “Get out of my way,” cops said.
Instead, one stuck his leg out behind Baugh and the other pushed him to the ground.
After he failed to convince them to leave him alone, they rifled his pockets and swiped his city-issued phone and a wallet holding five credit cards, cops said.
The crooks then fled the scene, with one — described as a black male wearing a blue and white sweatshirt — making his getaway on a Citi Bike, sources said. The other suspect was described as a black male wearing sunglasses and a blue mask.
Veteran Democratic political consultant Hank Sheinkopf said the robbers’ fearlessness painted a bleak picture for the future.
“New Yorkers would feel a lot better if the muggers were afraid of committing a crime against a mayor’s staffer. They were not,” he said.
“That’s all you need to know. New Yorkers are going to feel less safe.”
The disturbing incident unfolded around 10:30 a.m on a traffic island at the intersection of Navy and York streets, sources said.
The scene of the crime is located between the low-income Farragut Houses and the former Brooklyn Navy Yard, which is being redeveloped into $2.5 billion worth of commercial and industrial buildings.
This incident is a sign of the times for Democrats and the cities they’re running into the ground.
Criminals have become so brazen that they’re unafraid to rob a staffer for the mayor in broad daylight.
Democratic leadership allows cities to rot from the inside and never take responsibility for the policies that lead to rising crime.
Philadelphia Democrat Mayor Jim Kenney is a prime example.
After running Philly into the ground, he’s ready to leave his post as the city’s leader.
Eric Adams, like his predecessor, is doing an excellent job turning New York City into a desolate, blue wasteland.