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Letters to the Editor — April 16, 2022

The issue: The arrest of Frank James, the suspect in a mass shooting on a Brooklyn train that left 29 people injured.

Kudos to the excellent police work of the NYPD in apprehending the Brooklyn shooting suspect (“Smirking Terrorist,” April 14).

Unfortunately, their job was made more difficult because the cameras on the subway platform weren’t working. It was reported that not one, but all of the cameras near the shoot were malfunctioning. Why is that? Who is responsible for this?

It is an alarm signal. Now is the time to make sure all the camera equipment, which New York City has installed for a purpose, is operational.

Christopher Fish
Jamaica

I don’t understand how the governor and the mayor congratulate and praise law enforcement for arresting a terrorist who turned himself in.

Yes, the cops did their job as best they could. The real crime is the governor and lawmakers who authorize such terrorists.

Change the laws. Take the handcuffs off the police and put them on the criminals. Catch and release is great for fishing, but not for public safety. God help New York.

James Foley
Airmont

For months, people have been complaining about crime and quality of life issues on the New York City subway.

This is one of the main reasons why people are reluctant to return to the office: they don’t feel safe.

Tuesday in Brooklyn, in the middle of the morning rush hour, an idiot decided to open fire on passers-by in the subway.

It’s an act of terrorism, and crazy or not, this guy should be thrown in jail and we should lose the key.

To make matters worse, it was discovered that the security cameras on the subway platform where the shooting took place were not working.

With the level of crime in the subways, how can these cameras not work? Someone has to be held accountable for this.

Michael Bosso
Staten Island

New York subway cameras are not working. What a shock. Neither does the sound system, air conditioning or anything else.

The crime is out of control and it smells like urine. There are also no clean toilets in the metro. What a disgrace.

Tokyo subways are clean and safe with plenty of bathrooms. New York is catastrophic.

Thomas Scott
Spotswood, New Jersey

It’s time for a change. We are a broken city and the blame lies entirely with the Democrats.

Eight years of Mayor Bill de Blasio, a few years of the “defund the police” movement and other assorted progressive policies, and continued corruption in Albany have left our state and our once great city in shambles. They can’t even operate our subway cameras, let alone protect us.

We are witnessing the results of one-party rule and the utter incompetence of politicians more concerned with staying in power than doing what is right for their constituents.

We will continue to hear a lot of noise from Mayor Adams and Governor Hochul, but it’s becoming pretty clear that they’re beholden to a party that lacks the will and ability to do what’s right for the people. from New York.

Michael D’Auria
Bronxville

Whether it’s terror on a Brooklyn train, rampant corruption in the lieutenant governor’s office, or a hundred other incidents, there are constant reminders that New York City and the state are indeed on the road to perdition because of the policies and failures of the crazed left democrats.

The formula is simple: if one is satisfied with unfettered crime, runaway inflation, unchecked illegal immigration and countless other breakdowns, then by all means keep voting for the Democrats. ‘leftmost.

On the other hand, if one is disgusted by criminals going unpunished, the record cost of living, and the deterioration and destruction that accompanies so many aspects of daily life, then it is time to vote for the change.

James McCaffrey
Yonkers

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