Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams has joined world leaders in condemning the terrorist attacks in France, stating that the borough “mourns the horrific brutality that has shaken Paris, and, indeed, the entire world.
“I pray for the safety of Parisians in this terrible hour and for swift justice upon those responsible for these inhumane atrocities,” he said.
“The global community will not allow the City of Light to be darkened by the scourge of terrorism,” he added. “We stand united in providing whatever support we can to our fallen brothers and sisters across the Atlantic” [Ocean].
In a separate statement, the Brooklyn Borough supported New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s legal action against daily fantasy sports operators “that are illegally accepting wagers in New York.”
“As the former chair of the State Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming, and Wagering, I understand the critical importance of regulation that determines how our state permits gambling,” he said.
“The reality of daily fantasy sports is that its model is predicated upon outcomes of chance,” he added. “Because of this, as well as various aspects of its marketing, it is different than traditional fantasy sports and should be treated under our current laws as gambling.”
Adams said it is “important that we foster disruptive industries which create new opportunities in the marketplace, but it is equally vital that everyone plays by the rules.”
He urged the New York State Legislature to address daily fantasy sports in its upcoming session “such as to determine any appropriate policy remedies, including measures to address the addictive components of gambling behavior.”