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A New York-based CEO called out Mayor Eric Adams (D) and Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) over meaningless tweets in response to continued violence against the Asian community.
Edward Chiu, CEO of Catalyst, a customer service company in New York City, joined “Fox & Friends” to discuss his outrage against the misguided priorities of Adams and Hochul. Chiu told host Carley Shimkus what really drove him to voice his concerns.
“New York City is supposed to be the most welcoming, diverse, and best city in the world,” Chiu began. “Two women have been recently, senselessly murdered…this is highly terrifying,” he went on, citing Adams’ reference to the city being engulfed by a “sea of violence.”
“I want the governor and I want the mayor to hear loud and clear,” Chiu stated, “that CEOs and citizens who are responsible for the success of this economy are not OK with what’s happening.”
In the wake of Christina Yuna Lee’s murder on Sunday where she had been followed to her home by a homeless man, Hizzoner and the Governor took to social media to express how they were “standing with” the Asian community.
With crimes against Asians up 343 percent in NYC and an overall crime surge up 46.5 percent since the start of the year, according to Fox News, Chiu was unable to remain quiet.
In a statement posted to LinkedIn, Chiu began by exclaiming he was “PISSED OFF.”
“I’m sick and tired of politicians tweeting the words ‘We Stand With,’ those three words mean nothing, do nothing, and prove nothing,” Chiu wrote. “How can someone who has 27 counts of criminal cases, a history of violence against women, be released without bail. This is insane.”
Asserting that they needed “to do more” Chiu added that he didn’t “want to hear anything about job creation until” Adams and Hochul can “actually create a city where the people working there are safe.”
Though he admits there is no easy solution for CEOs to address these dangers, without action from politicians it may be up to innovators to “rally together to make change themselves.”
“To be honest I’ve been here for almost a decade and this is the first time where I’ve ever felt nervous,” Chiu said of his wife and daughter simply going to the park or walking the dog.
Shimkus made reference to remarks made by Brian Chin, the owner of the building where Lee was murdered, noting soft-on-crime policies being the driving force behind the crime surge.
“This all could have been avoided,” Chin said in part. “And it’s DA Alvin Bragg playing politics with people’s lives and the Asian community has been hurt.”
Chiu admitted that he feels nervous for himself as well even though he lives in a nice neighborhood. “My hope in coming on this is can we work together with government officials to actually make this city really great and actually make this a place people want to be…that’s the number one priority.”
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