Oliver, 34, has been charged with attempted murder in connection with the June 20 attack.
The latest developments show a shift away from last summer's dominating rhetoric that called on local and state governments to divest from police budgets and reallocate the money into other non-policing community services.
Yang has conceded in the race to become mayor of New York City. He topped polls for the Democratic primary early on, but lost his frontrunner status after a series of controversial statements.
Because of ranked choice voting, we may not know the actual results of New York City's mayoral election until sometime in mid-July.
Tuesday's primaries will use a ranked-choice voting system meaning the results may not be available for some time.
Twenty-eight percent named Adams as their initial first choice for mayor, while 20 percent named Yang and 15 percent chose Kathryn Garcia, one survey said.
"You can vote for both of us," Garcia said.
The former presidential candidate's status as frontrunner seems to have melted away ahead of Tuesday's Democratic primary.
New York's Democratic mayoral primary is scheduled for Tuesday in what's become a hotly contested race.
According to the WNBC/Telemundo 47/POLITICO/Marist Poll, 24 percent said Adams was their first choice, 17 percent named Garcia as their first choice, 15 percent chose Maya Wiley and 13 percent chose Yang.
"It is not enough to say, we're all going to be friends—kumbaya," Scott Stringer told Yang during the debate. "We need a mayor with experience."
In a new poll, Eric Adams gained a noticeable lead over Andre Yang. Other Democratic primary candidates also shifted throughout the poll in the race of New York City's mayor.
"Can you all imagine what we'd be facing right now if Mitch McConnell were still the Senate Majority Leader instead of New York's own Chuck Schumer?" Yang said.
"Some crimes are unforeseeable. This was completely foreseeable. Alex Wright had been arrested 17 times—8 times in the last year alone," mayoral candidate Andrew Yang said on Wednesday.
"He's a joke and it's not funny anymore," Adams said of Yang, amplifying the NYC mayoral race's negative attacks.
Yang told the Atlantic's Edward-Isaac Dovere he would consider such a move if the two had a good working relationship and if endorsing Cuomo would be best for the city.
"Yesterday, A Daily News cartoon was published that depicted me...as a tourist in Times Square...I've seen images like this before...of Asians having beady, slanted eyes and buck teeth...a stereotype which has been used to divide and exclude people for hundreds of years," Yang said.
The poll, which was conducted by PIX11, NewsNation and Emerson College polling, found 21 percent of respondents supporting Garcia, which was the most among all Democratic candidates.
Sbarro pizza GIFs and Olive Garden parody memes emerged showing Yang declaring, "Check out Little Italy!"
Yang named New Yorker Jay-Z among his favorite artists and did—after a pause—name a favorite track.
The study, which was conducted by Change Research, found 19 percent of New Yorkers supporting Adams, while 16 percent sided with Yang.
Yang said that many of his own campaign volunteers expressed disappointment in his pro-Israel views, writing that "they felt that my tweet was overly simplistic in my treatment of a conflict that has a long and complex history full of tragedies."
The New York mayoral candidate said he is "standing with Israel" amid reports nine children were killed in Gaza during airstrikes.
Andrew Yang has been polling high among New Yorkers after he formally announced his candidacy in January this year.
"For families who can't think past the next bill, the next shift or the next health problem that they have, we can give them the space to not only dream of a better life, but to actualize it," Garcetti said of his proposal.
Yang, an entrepreneur, first announced his candidacy for New York City mayor in January. He first rose to fame following his 2020 run for president, but lost in the Democratic primaries.
Local and federal leaders spoke out against the ongoing increase in violence and hate targeting the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities this week, as videos emerged of two new attacks in New York City.
"We continue to see these horrible, disgusting attacks on Asian American New Yorkers and it's got to end," the New York City mayor said.
The best way to stop these crimes, no matter what motivated them, is to bolster police forces and prosecute offenders to the fullest extent of the law.