Letters to the Editor — June 22, 2022

The Issue: Mayor Adams’ reversal of his plan to have officers patrol the subway solo after one was assaulted.

The ill-conceived plan to place solo patrols on the subways produced the inevitable end result on Day One of its implementation — an officer assaulted and critically injured (“ ‘First day’ solo subway cop assaulted,” June 22).

Solo patrols may need been possible again when criminals really revered the police, however former Mayor Bill de Blasio & Co. put an finish to that in brief order.

The mutants who infest our metropolis are keenly conscious of the shackles which have been stupidly positioned on the police, and they’re taking full benefit and operating amok.

An efficient NYPD is the one hope for restoring order to this metropolis. None of the crime-fighting methods being put out can be profitable until laws is enacted that protects and helps the women and men on the entrance strains who’re making an attempt to do what has develop into an not possible job.

Thomas Urban


Another brainstorm by Mayor Adams! Let’s put cops on patrol within the subway system solo.

What an idiotic concept, and as predicted, a police officer on solo patrol was assaulted.

Wake up, Adams, and let the police division run itself. Obviously you don’t have any concept what you’re doing to fight crime. Why not attain out to another retired NYPD to allow them to let you know easy methods to take the town again and make it protected once more?

Gene O’Brien


Adams’ latest determination to place law enforcement officials on solo patrols confirmed how out-of-touch he’s with the town.

It’s true that some residents don’t experience the subway due to crime, however he wants to start out with tackling the fundamentals, like fare evasion, recidivist offenders and the homelessness and psychological sickness that rule the town.

He must get the district attorneys to prosecute offenders. He ought to take a subway prepare to Police Plaza and see the law enforcement officials who’ve been killed within the line of obligation since 2000. Go to the foyer and take a look at all of the plaques that fill the partitions.

Joseph Pignataro


Adams mentioned he walked solo when he was an officer. But that was one other time, Mr. Mayor — completely different from immediately’s unsettling local weather of police and courtroom reforms.

Billy Rath

Brick, NJ

On Day 1 of Adams’ new initiative, an NYPD officer was assaulted.
Paul Martinka

The Issue: Success Academy’s determination to finish its requirement for youths to be vaxxed or examined for COVID.

Success Academy faculties have crushed out the town Department of Education in reaching the belief that making college students take the COVID­-19 vaccine is a horrible coverage that oldsters and youngsters don’t need (“Success Academy to lift student COVID-19 vaccine mandate,” June 20).

Huge credit score for this coverage victory goes to anti-mandate activists.

The vaccine mandate created an environment through which unvaccinated dad and mom and college students have been made to really feel disregarded and bullied. I’m so glad to know that, at the least at Success Academy, these mandates for youths at the moment are a factor of the previous.

The faculties chancellor and our mayor now must do the identical as a result of as everyone knows, there may be by no means any scenario the place bullying is OK. Eventually, all our kids deserve an apology.

Diane Pagen


Thank you for reporting on Success Academy lifting its COVID-19 vaccine mandates for kids.

This was a really disturbing pattern, and I used to be heartened to see {that a} group of devoted dad and mom have been in a position to specific their considerations to the varsity board, and that the board heard their well-reasoned arguments and responded with the suitable determination.

Children don’t want these injections, and testing and masking are additionally not wanted for kids.

Bill Cote, Manhattan

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