State of Denial

Spectrum News reports:

“Rochester, a city that Mayor Malik Evans says is grappling with a persistent surge in gun violence, finds itself teetering on the edge of a full year under a state of emergency. Mayor Evans recently extended the emergency order, granting himself and local authorities enhanced abilities and resources to tackle the city’s shootings. With incidents of gun violence continuing to plague the community, there is a need for action … Originally implemented on July 21, 2022, the state of emergency in Rochester has now been extended almost 10 times. The most recent extension pushed the emergency declaration to June 14 and came with an initial expiration date of May 15, 2023 …”

It’s clearly doing nothing, but Evans isn’t about to admit that. Nobody has called him on it so why stop?

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