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Letters to the Editor — Aug. 27, 2022



The Issue: An NYPD directive that cops shouldn’t congregate to speak after Mayor Adams’ criticism of it.

Mayor Adams must be recalled (“A conversation stopper at NYPD,” Aug. 25).

What a hack. He makes former Mayor Bill de Blasio look good, for those who can imagine that.

The NYPD has been vilified not solely by left-wing anarchists, however by the elected officers of Albany and the town.

The NYPD brass ought to pull the mayor’s safety element and go on full strike, and let’s see what occurs.

Adams claims to be pro-law and order and one in every of them. Instead he’s a political hack and pawn who has no enterprise operating the town.

James Pappas

Bensonhurt

So the esteemed Adams doesn’t need NYPD officers talking to one another on responsibility. Meanwhile, the shameful mayor cavorts round city having a grand outdated time.

He is nothing greater than a Bill de Blasio 2.0. New York City is plummeting into the abyss. I’ve three sons who nonetheless stay in New York City, together with 5 grandchildren, so I’ve grave issues for his or her security.

Walter Murray

Clearwater, Fla.

I didn’t assist Adams for mayor and suppose he’s doing a poor job. I hardly ever, if ever, agree with him. However, I do agree together with his current directive relating to deployment and decorum of officers.

There isn’t any motive for teams, in various levels of measurement, of uniformed on-duty officers to be gathered collectively chatting, laughing and taking pictures the breeze on the street. None. I’ve seen it far too typically.

Once, I noticed no fewer than seven uniformed officers joking and laughing in a single automobile of the L prepare. Their job is to guard the general public. Period.

Re: Pat Lynch’s feedback — if any officer needs to give up, nobody is indispensable. There isn’t any extra justification for this than there ever is for 4 buses to indicate up in fast succession after being AWOL for what appears like an eternity and the bus driver giving a ridiculous excuse.

Robert Sieger

Manhattan

The order telling cops to not congregate and interact in dialog is misdirected. The order ought to be directed at quick sergeant supervisors.

Ignoring this conduct is known as “failure to oversee.” Many occasions, sergeants themselves are partaking in conversations.

There was a time when cops would break up once they noticed the supervisor coming in the direction of them. Today, you’ll be able to’t inform the distinction between the cop and the supervisor.

Phil Serpico

Queens

The NYPD launched a memo stating that police mustn’t congregate and converse in teams, and that they need to be at their deployed posts.

Adams is now micromanaging and mainly selecting on those that defend the general public.

What’s subsequent? Will officers not have the ability to hangout with one another after work? No marvel why they’re retiring in nice numbers. Another blunder by our mayor.

Joseph Comperchio

Brooklyn

As a 35-year retired NYPD supervisor, I agree with Mayor Adams’ directive for cops to not congregate for meaningless chatter.

This is for their very own security. Gathering in teams for no official objective solely gives cops as targets for the hate-police crowd. It’s simpler for even a foul shooter or roof rock-thrower to hit somebody if cops crowd collectively.

Yes, spreading cops out is extra productive for group safety. But cops can pair up or cross by one another on foot patrol. It’s robust sufficient to be a cop in these crime-ridden occasions. Don’t make your self a straightforward taking pictures goal in a gabfest.

Joseph Valente

Staten Island

I believe Adams has hit the nail on the top. The mugging, slashing, robbing and raping of New York residents just isn’t the results of the liberals’ no-bail coverage or the progressive anti-police mindset.

The runaway crime is attributable to the gabbing and congregating of police. They ought to unfold out and be picked off one-by-one. Police in a bunch are arduous to assault and don’t give the criminals a good probability.

Robert Mangi

Brooklyn

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