Letters to the Editor — April 29, 2022

Letters to the Editor — April 29, 2022

The Subject: Mayor Adams’ request that the general public ship him images of officers utilizing their telephones.

Let me get this straight, Mayor Adams: If I see a police officer utilizing his cellphone, I’m requested to take image of that with my cellphone in an effort to flip him in for doing his job (“Mayor Adams asks NYers to ship images of subway cops utilizing telephones on the job,” April 26).

Ought to I ask him first if he’s conducting official enterprise utilizing his cellphone? How do I decide what cellphone he’s utilizing — private or department-issued? Ought to I observe what’s on his cellphone display on the time in an effort to make a judgment?

Lastly, will the town again me up in doing what’s requested of me? Please fill me and the general public in as to our obligations on this delicate matter.

Andrew Watz


Adams isn’t any higher than the prior mayor. With all of the stuff legislation enforcement goes via day in and time out, he tells residents to take footage of cops on their cellphones.

That is so improper. There are individuals who hate cops who will exit to do that. It simply offers them one other strategy to assault the police.

Please cease this nonsense and fear about cleansing up our metropolis. The trains are a large number.

Raymond Grosskopf


Our mayor criticized the transit police for not doing their job as a result of they had been on their cellphones, and requested the general public to report officers utilizing for them.

Law enforcement officials are utilizing cellphone expertise to carry out their jobs. They’re given telephones by the town to report on a regular basis actions.

The police, as an entire, are having a tough sufficient time performing their duties; now the mayor decides he desires to assault the police.

Joseph Comperchio


Beseeching the general public to {photograph} law enforcement officials utilizing their cellphones will not be solely a poor administration coverage, however can be counterproductive to enhancing relations between police and civilians.

Officers are issued division telephones, that are used to speak and report pertinent data all through their tour. The general public’s assumption of inappropriate conduct on officers’ half after they observe them utilizing the telephones must be corrected.

Maybe educating the general public, as a substitute of threatening officers who’re already demoralized, could be a greater administration technique.

Thomas City


The Subject: Andrea Peyser’s column on complaints in opposition to Invoice Murray for “inappropriate conduct.”

I’d recommend that the #MeToo motion died (or not less than misplaced its preliminary energy) when Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand made a mockery of it through the use of it in a shamelessly cynical, political strategy to oust Al Franken from the Senate (“Murray KO’d by #MeToo overdo,” Andrea Peyser, April 27).

And judging by the backlash (regardless of being reelected, she misplaced hundreds of thousands of voters), the general public didn’t admire this.

My mom was a feminist when Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan had been in strollers. And whereas she agreed with its primary premise, she distrusted the #MeToo motion for its hopelessly rigid view of interpersonal relationships.

Ian Alterman


Whereas I often agree with Peyser, she is improper.

Pulling a ponytail or placing an arm round somebody is a violation of private house.

It’s offensive to any girl who has been poked, prodded and/or “flirted with” that Peyser assumes Invoice Murray is being wrongly accused just because he is without doubt one of the “good guys.”

Patricia Keane

Westhampton Seaside

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