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NYC Crime Wave Dominates Mayoral Debate Marked by Insults

  • Eight top candidates spar over policing, charter schools, jobs
  • First in-person debate in race marked by pandemic campaigning
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The eight top Democratic candidates for New York mayor sparred Wednesday night over how to reduce violent crime, fix schools and housing programs and revitalize a city still careening from pandemic-induced economic losses.

During their first in-person televised debate, the candidates slung insults and accusations at one another for two hours as they tried to distinguish themselves in a crowded race with three weeks until the June 22 primary.