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Letters to the Editor — Aug. 14, 2022



Bail baloney
Former NYPD official John Miller was spot-on along with his comment that bail reform is “all ideology over frequent sense” (“Ex-NYPD official blasts bail ‘bomb,’ ” Aug. 8).

His assertion describes your complete “progressive” mindset of social-justice warriors, which leads to the horrific form our cities are in.

The mayhem we’re experiencing is as a result of state Legislature with the approval of Gov. Hochul, who both doesn’t get it or is a part of the issue.

I urge all voters to place their ideologies apart and elect officers who actually have the very best pursuits of their constituents at coronary heart.

Uri Burstein
Fresh Meadows

Congestion disaster
The new, irrational resolution to lift congestion charges to $23 would be the final nail within the coffin of this once-great, fun-loving metropolis (“MTA’s fare play,” Aug. 10).

This regressive tax will have an effect on costs of eating places, groceries, transportation, labor and leisure and can primarily be paid for by the poorest New Yorkers.

Bicycle lanes and the elimination of free parking have already suffocated all main highway arteries, bringing site visitors to a standstill and chasing out suburban guests.

The congestion charges won’t solely additional discourage suburbanites but additionally outcome within the acceleration of the flight of corporations and residents.

We are led by the self-serving Democratic Party, and our mayors, City Council members, governors and unions have already systematically destroyed our colleges, prisons, the police division and justice system, leading to a local weather of horrendous crime and corruption.

Anton Loew
Manhattan


Gov’s plea to Jews
I learn with a combination of unhappiness and amusement that Gov. Hochul needed to plead with New York’s Jews to remain in New York and never transfer to Florida, the place they are going to discover decrease taxes and crime charges (“Hochul tells Jews not to move to Fla.,” Aug. 11).

She factors to the state strengthening anti-hate crime legal guidelines and elevated funding for college Holocaust research. There isn’t any proof that the visibly Jewish individuals attacked on our streets are the victims of Holocaust deniers.

Jay Taikeff
Brooklyn

Teacher exodus
As a former instructor, I’m not shocked by the escalating instructor scarcity (“Back to Some Schools,” Cal Thomas, PostOpinion, Aug. 9).

And sure, I think about that some lecturers give up due to unruly college students, low pay, burdensome paperwork or overreaching faculty boards. But I consider that the primary motive is just because these lecturers have learn concerning the 27 faculty shootings thus far this yr.

They’ve additionally realized that “energetic shooter drills” solely terrify kids and gained’t cease a gunman from massacring a classroom stuffed with little kids.

I’m afraid that lecturers will proceed to give up till Republican lawmakers lastly determine to ban military-style assault rifles.

Sharon Austry
Fort Worth, Texas

Anti-Israel UN
I hope Israel will not be hoping that President Biden will have the ability to rein within the UN Human Rights Council in its vendetta towards the Jewish state (“UN Israel-Bashing: Time To Stand Up,” David May and Richard Goldberg, PostOpinion, Aug. 8).

The United Nations is just like the proverbial fox guarding the henhouse. Its members are blatantly anti-Israel and don’t have any want for equity. Biden and his administration are powerless — and, worse, don’t have any want — to face as much as the UN.

Jacob Levine
Long Beach

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