“I am disappointed and outraged in what happened in New York City last night,” Cuomo said during a news briefing Tuesday. “The police in New York City were not effective at doing their job last night. Period. They have to do a better job.”
Cuomo has put state police and 13,000 members of the National Guard on standby ….but said the police had the capacity to handle the situation on their own.
De Blasio — at a tense news conference during which he snapped at reporters and called on local leaders to take a more active role in the protests — forcefully denounced the idea of allowing organized troops onto city streets, arguing their presence would only ratchet up tensions and heighten the chaos he is trying to tamp down.
“Someone needs a history lesson: When outside armed forces go into communities, no good comes of it,” he said.