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Dems and media now argue mayors can do nothing to stop skyrocketing murders — it’s a lie

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So if Eric Adams avoids a ranked-choice reversal, hangs on to his primary day lead and becomes mayor Jan. 1, he won’t be able to do anything about violent crime anyway.

According to a growing lefty orthodoxy, nope. Not a chance. Crime is simply beyond the control of mayors — because, you know, guns or something. Plus root causes. Don’t forget them.

Of course, this is pernicious nonsense — ahistorical, counter-intuitive and patronizing in the extreme. You’d have to be a moron to believe it — but the line has utility to those who hate vigorous law enforcement; to failures who are desperate for excuses and to politicians who lack the guts to buck the orthodoxy.

Pick which category applies to Mayor de Blasio, but it remains that the fellow who canceled the specific policies that made New York safe a generation ago, sparking the city’s current........

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