Letters to the Editor — May 9, 2022

The Issue: Dropping approval for Mayor Adams within the midst of ongoing criticism over his dealing with of crime.

Mayor Adams is clearly failing in his first months in workplace (“Apple is souring on Adams,” May 6).

Yes, he’s attempting, however he’s combating a blue-state political system completely within the management of soft-on-crime — some would possibly say pro-criminal — Democrats.

To change the path of the crime epidemic that’s taken over town, you will need to change the state’s deranged bail legal guidelines, begin prosecuting youthful gang­bangers, take away soft-on-crime judges and make it apparent to the legal class that there are penalties to their unlawful actions.

Voting out Democrats within the state Senate and Assembly would assist, together with sending the weak and ineffective Gov. Hochul packing.

This is what Mayor Adams wants to show the nook on crime. You can’t treatment the issues with the identical individuals who brought about them within the first place.

Steve Heitner

Middle Island

The majority of individuals really feel that the bail system is screwed up.

Mayor Adams can speak all he needs about bringing crime down, however nothing will change, aside from possibly the worst of it, if we don’t get some saner bail system in place.

If he can’t get the Assembly, with Speaker Carl Heastie, and the Senate, with Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, to alter, then now we have to vote them out.

Everyone who voted for this bail system now has to go. While we’re at it, let’s vote out the entire City Council members who voted to defund the police.

Phil MacDonald

Marine Park

Even whereas touting his former police expertise, our mayor has fallen wanting his promise to scale back crime, which gained him the election.

The hole between his rhetoric and outcomes is vast, to say the least. He’s attempting to string the needle between what Democratic progressives deem heavy-handed policing versus the usage of policing instruments which have confirmed to work up to now below different mayors and police commissioners.

There is nothing vile concerning the phrase “proactive” or the usage of tactical instruments like cease, query and frisk, which is outwardly a political bridge too far for him. Until that mindset modifications, we will anticipate extra of the identical.

Phil Serpico


The newest polls present that Adams is sinking, with solely 43% of New Yorkers saying he’s doing a great job.

Crime continues to rise for ever and ever. Subways proceed to stay unsafe, regardless of the efforts of the NYPD.

Companies proceed to function remotely from residence, with hundreds of staff nonetheless not returning to their workplace buildings due to the specter of the wretched COVID virus.

In workplace for practically 5 months, the mayor must get on the ball and transfer to convey this pandemic-ravaged metropolis and its economic system again to life.

The Big Apple is in massive hassle. What is the City Council doing to assist our metropolis revitalize?

John Amato, Queens

Mayor Adams, as of proper now you’re doing a great job of following within the footsteps of your predecessor. Crime and violence retains going up.

In Queens, a deliveryman, Zhiwen Yan, was shot useless and there was a brutal stabbing homicide of Orsolya Gaal. This has acquired to cease.

Adams pledged when he was campaigning for mayor that his first precedence was to rid town of all this crime and violence. It’s been 5 months now, and nothing has modified.

Maybe it’s time you are taking off your fancy garments and do your job — shield the folks of New York City.

Rob Johann


Somebody wants to inform the mayor that actions communicate louder than phrases.

He misled the folks of New York within the worst attainable approach. He introduced himself as motivated, educated and succesful.

Now, eating with Naomi Campbell and doing showtime with Dave Chappelle, he seems extra within the Hollywood vibe.

Wearing a bespoke tuxedo with silly photos and meaningless phrases ain’t gonna get it accomplished.

P. Moran, Wall, NJ

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