Letters to the Editor — July 17, 2022

Letters to the Editor — July 17, 2022

NYPD requirements
In its effort to counteract the retirement of cops, the NYPD has lowered the bodily requirements for brand new recruits (“Out-of-Shape Cops Are No Answer,” Editorial, July 11).

It’s been performed earlier than for newly employed ladies recruits — and performed efficiently. Women police have made the NYPD a greater and extra compassionate company.

Yes, police ought to move some bodily check. But they don’t must be supermen or -women to do their job. It’s as much as them to maintain up their bodily prowess for their very own good.

Moreover, it’s extra essential that new cops are educated in legal legislation, procedural legislation and the usage of lethal bodily drive and imbued with the thought of serving the general public.

Common sense and the flexibility to de-escalate violent conditions means greater than having a buff physique. I do know — I served 35 years within the NYPD.

Joseph Valente
Staten Island

Fry store fiends
The disgusting habits perpetrated by the miscreants who trashed a Lower East Side french fry store is a wonderful illustration of what’s flawed with our metropolis (“French fried fury,” July 10).

The unprovoked violence and property destruction by these offenders are unhealthy sufficient. But for 2 of them to stroll freely out of court docket and a 3rd to be held on simply $5,000 bail makes a mockery of our judicial system.

These repulsive people must be met with the strongest attainable response from our judicial system. They must be held underneath stiff bail situations, given speedy trials and, if convicted, given the utmost attainable sentences accessible underneath legislation. Enough is sufficient.

The metropolis owes it to its law-abiding residents to make examples out of those uncivilized degenerates.

Peter Janoff

BDS bigotry
“Hate at Harvard” (J.J. Kimche and Angélique Talmor, PostScript, July 10) exemplifies how anti-Semitism continues to thrive on this self-aggrandizing bastion of educational excellence and freedom.

In 1922, looking for to restrict the variety of Jews getting into the college, Harvard’s president A. Lawrence Lowell was fairly express in ensuring each member of the college understood that Harvard had a “Jew drawback.”

The Boycott, Divest and Sanction motion is however a intelligent try and cope with the “Jew drawback” by delegitimizing the state of Israel and demeaning the “Jew” each on school campuses and in society at massive.

S.P. Hersh

Follow the Brits
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson — a populist, like Donald Trump — has resigned as a result of his party didn’t assist his shenanigans (“Boris is Downing & out,” July 8).

Though he introduced them votes, they condemned his lack of integrity, his flamboyant model and his tone-deaf methodology of governing.

Why can’t the Republican Party be taught from this episode and notice that it, too, should depart Trump behind?

Trump is a legal responsibility to the party. He is with out regret for his actions on Jan. 6, 2021, and to today he has not conceded he misplaced the 2020 election.

He will not be democratically inclined and his puerile grievances about buddies and foes alike are rancid.

Usha Nellore
Bel Air, Md.

‘Taco’ gaffe
First Lady Jill Biden stored the household custom of fumbling and bumbling as she insultingly addressed a Latino group, calling them “breakfast tacos” (“Jill’s ‘taco’ belt,” July 13).

Does she additionally carry a bottle of salsa in her purse à la Hillary Clinton’s scorching sauce?

Joe Alloy
Wayne, NJ

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