In an editorial today, the Editorial Board comments on White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley’s decision to stay in office, despite new accusations of domestic violence from his wife, Fumiko, and despite calls that he resign from many members of the public and from five of the six members of the city’s Common Council. The Editorial Board writes:
“It is anathema to judge someone guilty without trial; it is quite another thing to wonder if a brand-new mayor, picked to lead during a time of great struggle, is too preoccupied — or compromised — with his own serious legal troubles to discharge his public duties authoritatively and effectively.
“Bradley concluded that he was still up to the task, adding that he would continue to “roll up my sleeves and work” with the city lawmakers who now call for him to go. We think a more honest assessment would have placed more stock in the doubts being expressed by council members and city residents. The mayor is certainly owed his day in court; he is not owed the opportunity to continue on, as distracted, weakened and compromised as he has become.”
What do you think?
The Editorial Board wants to know your views on Mayor Bradley’s case. Can he still lead White Plains? Should he resign as mayor or press on?
Let us know in a comment below or in a letter. Letters should be no longer than 250 words and should include your name, address and daytime phone number to permit verificaiton. To submit a letter, e-mail email@example.com; fax it to us at 914-696-8396 or mail it to Letters to the Editor, 1 Gannett Drive, White Plains NY 10604.