Top Adams official attacks ‘extremist’ NYC council after slaying of NYPD cop Jonathan Diller for ‘placing the public at risk’

Molina railed on LinkedIn about the City Council.
Molina railed on LinkedIn about the City Council.

A top Adams administration official raged against the “extremist” City Council online — blaming their policies for driving recidivism and disorder in the wake of the slaying of a Big Apple cop.

“What is it going to take for extremist advocates and elected officials to understand that what they have done to significantly weaken our public safety system is unnecessarily placing the public at risk,” Assistant Deputy Mayor Louis Molina railed on LinkedIn.

“In essence general disorder and recidivist perpetrators of crime are not being disincentivized, because we have legally removed almost all consequences for persons that refuse to live within the bounds of the law or social norms of society,” the former jails commissioner continued in the public post.

Louis Molina made the strong comments on LinkedIn Wednesday. linkedin/louis-a-molina
Louis Molina made the strong comments on LinkedIn Wednesday. linkedin/louis-a-molina
Louis Molina now serves as assistant deputy mayor under Phil Banks. City of New York
Louis Molina now serves as assistant deputy mayor under Phil Banks. City of New York

The comments — liked by a number of cops, jail employees and City Hall staffers — shared The Post’s story on the Sergeants Benevolent Association president telling the councilmembers to stay away from the NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller’s funeral on Saturday.

SBA president Vincent Vallelong sent a scathing memo to his members Wednesday morning, attacking anti-cop local lawmakers.

“They are as morally responsible for PO Diller’s death as the career criminal who pulled the trigger,” he fumed.

Vallelong later named Council Speaker Adrienne Adams, no relation to Mayor Eric Adams, and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, accusing them of detecting cops.

The SBA president told anti-cop lawmakers to stay away from the slain cop’s funeral. REUTERS
The SBA president told anti-cop lawmakers to stay away from the slain cop’s funeral. REUTERS

Molina’s post captures some of the strongest language from the Adams administration against the City Council with budget negotiations set to heat up soon.

For his part, Mayor Adams has been much more reserved in his public comments against the city lawmakers, even when they voted earlier this year to override vetoes on the controversial How Many Stops Act and a ban on solitary confinement.

It was unclear if City Hall signed off on the public post by Molina. Stephen Yang
It was unclear if City Hall signed off on the public post by Molina. Stephen Yang

It was unclear, however, which policies or laws Molina believed had an effect on recidivism or crime in general.

City Councilman Lincoln Restler shot back after the post.

“Louis Molina weakened our public safety systems by driving our jail system toward a federal takeover and eliminating programs that reduce recidivism,” Restler said.

Calls to City Hall were not immediately returned.