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Adams Wants Special Session For Bail Reform Changes

New York City Mayor Eric Adams testifies during a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on gun violence in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.
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New York City Mayor Eric Adams testifies during a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on gun violence in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams is calling on state lawmakers to make more changes to bail reform after an attack on a police officer.

Mayor Adams thinks state lawmakers need a special session to revisit bail reform when it comes repeated violent offenders.

“We are not talking about someone that steals an apple. We are talking about someone that has repeatedly used violence in our city. Robberies, grand larcenies, burglaries, shootings, carrying a gun.”

Adams’ comments come after widely seen video shows a brawl between a teen and officer in the subway system Saturday. Police officials say the teen starting attacking the officer after police told the teen to leave for alleged fare invasion. The teen was released without bail and prior to the brawl had been released days earlier for an alleged robbery.