Letters to the Editor — Aug. 13, 2022

The Issue: Gov. Hochul’s signing of a invoice that replaces “inmate” with “incarcerated individual” in state regulation.

Gov. Hochul has confirmed that she’s incompetent (“Inmate’s Just Another Word for . . .”, Editorial, Aug. 11).

She received’t work on quick bail reform, however with all of the issues that need to be fastened in New York, she simply signed a invoice to cease utilizing the time period “inmate” in state regulation.

Well, how lengthy did she spend deliberating over that concept? As lengthy as company in politicians’ gated communities are pleased, we should always all be OK.

Pat Sullivan


Hochul and her Albany cronies can’t be critical about placing “inmate” from our vocabulary and substituting “incarcerated individual.”

How a lot of New Yorkers’ time and treasure has been wasted on this silly and self-righteous advantage signaling?

“The incarcerated individuals have taken over the asylum” simply doesn’t have the identical ring to it.

James Evans

Worcester, Mass.

It doesn’t get extra ironic then this: The Post revealed an article depicting New York residents’ fears over skyrocketing crime charges alongside the article that reveals Hochul’s woke renaming of criminals.

This is simply one other instance of how Hochul just isn’t match for the job. She’s centered on the fallacious priorities.

While she is on the market adopting new, woke terminology, possibly New York residents can assign her a extra becoming title this November: “Former governor of New York.”

Eileen Corr


The liberal politicians who govern New York by no means fail to overlook a chance.

Hochul’s signing a regulation that replaces the phrase “inmate” with “incarcerated individual” in state regulation is an avoidance of the actual problem.

I’m positive most incarcerated people are having a great snigger at such stupidity. However, these offenders, who sooner or later would possibly re-offend, are laughing more durable on the ridiculous bail reform legal guidelines that are actually on the books.

Might we rename upstanding residents as “not-yet-incarcerated individuals,” so everybody can really feel good?

Martin Garfinkle

Staten Island

So Hochul has banned the time period “inmate” and changed it with the time period “incarcerated individual” in state regulation.

OK, however whereas we’re at it, can we substitute the time period “governor” with the time period “felony’s finest buddy”?

Barry Koppel

Kew Gardens Hills

The Issue: A carriage horse that was overwhelmed by his driver after collapsing on a Manhattan avenue.

As a registered nurse of 41 years, humanitarian and animal advocate, I used to be horrified to witness the cruelty displayed by the horse-carriage driver (“Fallen horse outrage,” Aug. 12).

These animals already endure sufficient, compelled to work within the stifling warmth and freezing chilly with very minimal laws, which are sometimes not adhered to or enforced.

Through the years there have been numerous situations of horses collapsing, colliding with automobiles and dying.

There isn’t any place for horse carriages on this century. It’s time this disgraceful trade is banned. The horses have to be despatched to sanctuaries, and town should substitute them with electrical carriages.

Rina Deych


The time has come to finish carriage rides in New York City.

The streets are crowded with automobiles emitting fumes, honking at visitors and sometimes rushing.

This driver’s actions are inexcusable. I hope Ryder does get adopted by NYCLASS to spend his days in a humane surroundings.

Sallyanne Ferrero

Naples, Fla.

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