Letters to the Editor — Aug. 17, 2022

Letters to the Editor — Aug. 17, 2022

The Issue: A taxi driver who was allegedly killed when he confronted passengers who tried to rob him.

The Post headline and the heartbreaking picture of Abigail Barwuah clearly depicts the utter failure of Mayor Adams’ administration in addressing the crime challenge (“ ‘Justice,’ ” Aug. 15).

Adams is dropping policemen via early retirement and has misplaced the town because of this. I believe all of us had better expectations of his mayoralty, however I don’t suppose he has the wanted fortitude and skill to do what must be executed.

Ultimately, he has abdicated his duty in protecting the town secure. Very disappointing. I can’t think about the ache the spouse and little ones are experiencing. God bless them.

Jerry Chiappetta


My condolences to the household of slain cabbie Kutin Gyimah.

What a world shame New York City has develop into. There is loads of blame to go round, however that won’t clear up something.

It is time for the mayor to placed on his big-boy pants and stroll the stroll as an alternative of speaking the discuss.

Mr. Mayor — you, the district attorneys and the remainder of the easy-on-crime politicians as soon as once more have blood in your fingers.

Alan Snider

Sun City Center, Fla.

A hardworking cabbie was killed and 6 males had been shot within the metropolis the opposite evening.

It seems like our mayor has not lived as much as his guarantees about protecting our metropolis secure. These crimes and shootings hold happening throughout our metropolis.

The backside line is: We want extra police on the market to guard the folks of our metropolis. Our metropolis has develop into a haven for violent crime.

I’ve lived in New York City all my life. It’s now very harmful strolling round our metropolis, the place the percentages are extraordinarily excessive that one can get hit by a stray bullet.

Mayor Adams, that is your metropolis, and it’s you who has to place a cease to all of the violence and shootings. It’s in your fingers. Do one thing to cease this.

Rob Johann


State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Adams and Gov. Hochul all have blood on their fingers. The every day stories of harmless New Yorkers being attacked and slaughtered by no means stop.

Say what you need in regards to the days of former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Police Commissioners Bernard Kerik, Bill Bratton, Howard Safir and Ray Kelly — crime was down and handled appropriately. Criminals knew of penalties.

Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell has terrific concepts, however these above her rely votes, not our bodies — and never the lives they’re tacitly destroying. The system is damaged due to former Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former Mayor Bill de Blasio.

I used to be a witness to the Nineteen Sixties via the early 2000s in New York City. I welcome an enormous change.

Lee Fleischman

Stamford, Conn.

Yellow taxi driver Kutin Gyimah was killed early Saturday in Queens when he chased down passengers who tried to rob him. There is a transparent video of the chase on the road in Queens.

Now let’s simply say there had been plain-clothes law enforcement officials in an unmarked automotive who noticed this chase on the road. The speedy motion they might have taken may have presumably saved Gyimah’s life.

I do know for a indisputable fact that 1000’s of those statement arrests had been made when plain-clothes officers in numerous makes and fashions of automobiles had been patrolling our 5 boroughs.

Louie Scarcella


This younger lady and her youngsters bear the ache of the wanton, reckless, emboldened prison scourge that has plagued New York City.

The Black Lives Matter charade is only a fleeting reminiscence. The hypocrisy of leftists solely destroys those they so fervently profess to guard.

This younger lady, like so many others, is now burdened with elevating a household with out a father and the silence once more is deafening. Adams is a joke, interval.

Kevin Judge

Naples, Fla.

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