Letters to the Editor — Oct. 4, 2021


The Issue: Gov. Hochul’s hiring of Amit Bagga, a supporter of defunding and lowering the NYPD.

After New York City defunded the police by $1.2 billion over a 12 months in the past, crime of every kind zoomed upward (“Kat’s cop defunder,” Sept. 30).

So what does Gov. Hochul do? She hires Brian Benjamin to be her No. 2 honcho after which picks Amit Bagga for deputy secretary for intergovernmental affairs, each of whom imagine in defunding the police, Bagga by an astounding $3 billion.

How may this governor be that silly, particularly after unequivocally stating “We do not support Defund the Police”?

The reply is New York is completely beneath the management of 1 get together, and Hochul should bend a knee to the unconventional left as a way to win the election.

Hochul has her personal state police element defending her, so it’s the hundreds of thousands of normal individuals who pays the value for her foolishness.

Steve Heitner

Middle Island

Caving to the lunatic left-wing of the get together, governor-by-default Hochul is appointing anti-cop, defend-the-police activists to her administration.

It gained’t be too lengthy earlier than New Yorkers can be sorry former Gov. Andrew Cuomo left.

Walter Goldeski

East Brunswick, NJ

New Yorkers had higher get up and get their heads out of the sand with the election cycle coming round.

Take an excellent, lengthy and sincere have a look at how New York City and state have been destroyed by inept and incompetent Democratic management — the whole lot from ridiculous soft-on-crime insurance policies and calls to totally defund the police to open drug use, prostitution and unchecked violent crime to the trash and quality-of-life points that plague our communities.

Stop voting for these dishonest and smug Democrats who care nothing about legislation and order, high quality of life, security and training.

Theresa O’Brien


Hochul has named Amit Bagga to an intergovernmental affairs place, regardless of his beliefs in lowering the NYPD finances and the scale of the drive and decriminalizing all medicine.

What is the rationale for this questionable appointment, as crime continues to be an on a regular basis subject, regardless of the present officer head depend?

Reducing the power of the drive to cope with that is abject stupidity.

John Gargiulo


Schools Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter announced a new black studies curriculum.
Schools Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter introduced a brand new black research curriculum.
Robert Miller

The Issue: Schools Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter’s announcement of a black-studies program.

The new curriculum from Schools Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter is selfishly restricted (“Black ed. in NYC,” Sept. 30).

She states {that a} black-studies program will assist college youngsters fight racism of their midst.

Presenters say that the initiative will enable metropolis academics room to maneuver past the only focus of slavery within the time of black historical past, which is fantastic.

But why not have comparable initiatives for the opposite races throughout the metropolis college system?

Otherwise, this initiative will shortly create the looks that just one race is the first focus of our chancellor’s “diversity” agenda.

Robert Mruczek


Ross Porter stated the Department of Education’s new black-studies curriculum will higher acclimate youngsters to the “role of race in power relationships and the impact of systemic and institutional racism.”

That feels like a thinly veiled model of vital race concept, which oldsters of all races oppose in lots of cities.

Why not have an American research curriculum specializing in all races and ethnicities?

Richard Reif


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