New York City Mayor Eric Adams met with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday, seeking ideas on how to tackle crime in the Big Apple, after which Twitter lit up with mockery over the absurdity of looking to crime-ridden Chicago for advice on curbing gun violence.
“We’re going to learn from Chicago what they’re doing on their El [subway] line, so that we can see best practices,” Adams said, adding that the Chicago mayor “clearly understands it is the combination of prevention and the intervention” that is needed to stop crime.
“I know we are going to be great partners in the work we are all doing to make sure our residents can live safe and vibrant lives,” Lightfoot told reporters.
“This is ridiculous!” wrote former NYPD Police Commissioner Bernard B. Kerik. “Adams demonstrates daily, that he learned nothing as a cop under @RudyGiuliani and I, that was responsible for the most substantial reduction in violent crime and murder in US history.”
“He wasn’t looking for what not to do,” wrote radio host Derek Hunter.
“This isn’t satire,” wrote Steve Guest, special advisor for communications for Sen. Ted Cruz. “Crime in NYC is up 45% compared to last year – in Chicago it’s up 34%”
“Hahahahahahhahahah NYC is about to become a way bigger crap hole then ever before,” wrote independent journalist Luke Rudkowski.
“The blind leading the blind,” added one Twitter user.