Letters to the Editor — Oct. 6, 2021


The Issue: A person who was arrested for shoplifting 46 instances this 12 months earlier than being charged with assault.

Liberal New York City politicians like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Public Advocate Ju­maane Williams and others have been working arduous to defund the police (“Man of Steal,” Oct. 3).

I’m undecided why they even trouble. As illustrated within the Post article about Issac Rodriguez, a 22-year-old thief who has been arrested 46 instances for shoplifting in a single 12 months with out critical penalties, New York City has already efficiently managed to de-fang the police.

Dennis Ricupero

Port Chester

Is this how the progressive Democrats, like Mayor de Blasio and his ilk, envisioned the town? Crime is uncontrolled, and there’s no punishment for lawbreakers.

I’ve been the sufferer of two subway crimes this 12 months, and virtually everybody I do know has been the sufferer of a minimum of one crime in 2021.

If people who find themselves sick and uninterested in this distress don’t stroll to the polls and solid these out-of-touch, no-good progressive Democrats out of workplace, we’re all doomed.

Kathryn Donnelly


It’s a horrible irony that on The Post’s Sunday cowl, there’s the story of the “shoplifter of the year” who stole 46 instances with no prosecutions, whereas Page 8 had a report on the jailing of a person for a second-degree felony cost of offering a cast vaccination card.

I’m unable to grasp the priorities of New York police.

Lisa Lanterman


It’s turn into obvious that de Blasio ought to start offering customer support for the thugs who’re contributing to the town’s record-breaking shoplifting spree (“NYPD lacks ‘customer service’: DeB,” Oct. 1).

The police ought to instantly be ordered to escort these criminals to the cabinets that embrace the merchandise that they need to rob.

After all, inconveniencing these lowlifes wouldn’t be demonstrating optimistic customer support.

Ed Quinlan

New Hyde Park

The Issue: Nicole Gelinas’ column on how Gov. Hochul might be a profitable chief of New York.

Nicole Gelinas is simply too optimistic for New York and unrealistic relating to the newly appointed Gov. Hochul (“Gov. Unicorn,” PostOpinion, Oct. 4).

Gelinas refers to Hochul as a unicorn who might ship rainbows to this state as a result of as an upstate Democrat, she totally understands why jobs have disappeared from the Empire State. Not so quick.

That independence of thoughts is simply not in proof in her background. She is a profession political hack who principally rose via her social gathering’s political ladder by being appointed to jobs and never successful elections.

She is just not the upstate champion using to the rescue of downstate New Yorkers. She is already leaning left to cater to the anti-police defunders and raise-taxes teams. Give her a while, Gelinas, and also you’ll suppose Hochul has been residing in Park Slope for 30 years.

Stanley Rubin

Fresh Meadows

I feel Gelinas provides Hochul manner an excessive amount of credit score for smarts she clearly doesn’t posses.

Gelinas notes that Hochul ought to keep away from positioning herself as far-left.

While stating that Hochul has appointed two “defund the police” radicals to her administration, Gelinas says the governor is wise to co-opt the opposition.

Except this raises the query — is she against the politics of those two radicals? Her current strikes recommend the alternative.

She is in over her head and can fail to “read” the voters on her technique to inconsequence.

Stephen Valentini

Bonita Springs, Fla.

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