In a decisive move by Governor Kathy Hochul, the National Guard was deployed to New York City to support law enforcement in combatting crime, particularly on subways. This strategy includes plans to ban individuals convicted of assault in subways and the installation of cameras for increased safety. The New York Civil Liberties Union criticized the action as an overreaction, while Mayor Eric Adams emphasized that the city’s approach to crime doesn’t discriminate based on an individual’s status, focusing instead on maintaining public safety. This deployment and the broader crime prevention strategy have sparked debate over their potential effectiveness and impact on civil liberties.

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