Gov. Hochul sends within the troops: Letters to the Editor — March 9, 2024

Gov. Hochul sends within the troops: Letters to the Editor — March 9, 2024

The Issue: Gov. Hochul’s choice to deploy the National Guard and state police to patrol the subway.

Three cheers for Gov. Hochul for lastly doing one thing in regards to the crime disaster on the MTA (“Boots below floor,” March 7).

It is about time that the politicians acknowledge that there’s a drawback, as an alternative of telling us issues are positive.

To make this actually a win for the individuals of New York, the added enforcement also needs to be used to cease the farebeaters, versus simply checking luggage. This would put a dent within the a whole bunch of hundreds of thousands misplaced yearly and the necessity to preserve elevating revenues, just like the congestion tax.

Larry Hootnick

Water Mill

It’s apparent that New York is on the highway to anarchy. When the civilian authorities can’t govern, the navy has to step in to revive order. This results in martial legislation.

Chris Tripoulas


I’m glad to listen to that Hochul has determined to name in 750 National Guard troops and extra state police to patrol the subway system.

However, this isn’t going to unravel the issue. Our judicial system was flushed down the bathroom years in the past when former Mayor Bill de Blasio was pulling the strings. What is required are harder legal guidelines enforced by harder prosecutors.

Stan Siekierski, Sr.

Wappingers Falls

As an nearly lifelong New Yorker, I’ve witnessed profound modifications on this beloved metropolis over the a long time. It has degenerated right into a leaderless, chaotic mess below successive, woke administrations. No one appears to be in cost.

We want higher leaders, judges and politicians to show this metropolis round, or else you will notice an enormous wave of residents fleeing not simply the town however the state as nicely.

Lillian Marsano


So as an alternative of really prosecuting offenders and taking them off the road, the newest little bit of Democratic lunacy is looking the National Guard to fight subway crime. Usually it’s Mayor Adams who comes up with these loopy concepts.

Essentially, the National Guard might be TSA brokers within the subway, training the identical stop-and-frisk strategies the Democrats referred to as racist for years.

Rob Cerone


Hochul is as soon as once more losing taxpayer cash by utilizing the National Guard and New York state troopers to do bag checks within the subway. They might be stopping working-class individuals, grandmas and commuters, similar to the NYPD did prior to now.

Donna Torres

Island Park

I’m glad to see that Hochul understands the optics of sending state police and the National Guard into the subway. But what she and Mayor Adams refuse to handle is the revolving-door criminal-justice system plaguing New York.

Even with all of the police, if criminals preserve getting launched after they’re apprehended, the entire program is only a additional waste of New York taxpayer {dollars}.

Instead of placing a band-aid on a wound right here, let’s lastly handle the basis trigger: District Attorney Alvin Bragg must have strain placed on him to prosecute these criminals. Until then, that is all simply showmanship.

Josh Miller


So Gov. Hochul now feels our nervousness about occurring the trains? I feel her nervousness is extra associated to her personal political future.

The metropolis and state are falling aside and now everyone seems to be pointing to her and the mayor because the culprits. They are probably realizing that their future in politics might be restricted if they don’t act like they care in regards to the individuals who go to work, pay taxes and are the spine of the town.

Douglas Balin


I pity the working-class individuals of New York, who should use the subway out of necessity. Thugs, addicts, the mentally ailing and criminals infest the system.

I suppose the National Guard may do some good. However, as we have now seen, lots of these arrested are let unfastened once more by judges.

So, what’s the aim of the troops, aside from window dressing?

Sallyanne Ferrero

Naples, Fla.

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