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Kamillah Hanks is ‘encouraged’ by mayor’s safety plan

The release of New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ plan for ending gun violence earlier this week triggered a raft of responses, from enthusiasm to concern. But among the most watched of those reactions is that of Kamillah Hanks, a new City Council member from the North Shore of Staten Island who was recently appointed to chair the council’s public safety committee.

Though Hanks is likely to align with Adams on a basic philosophy of reforming the NYPD without defunding it, Hanks’ role as public safety chair will involve oversight of the department and the policies that Adams implements. For now, Hanks is reserving detailed judgment of the new blueprint until she learns more about how it will be rolled out.

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