Letters to the Editor — Aug. 13, 2022

Letters to the Editor — Aug. 13, 2022

The Challenge: Gov. Hochul’s signing of a invoice that replaces “inmate” with “incarcerated particular person” in state legislation.

Gov. Hochul has confirmed that she’s incompetent (“Inmate’s Simply One other Phrase for . . .”, Editorial, Aug. 11).

She gained’t work on rapid bail reform, however with all of the issues that need to be fastened in New York, she simply signed a invoice to cease utilizing the time period “inmate” in state legislation.

Nicely, how lengthy did she spend deliberating over that concept? So long as friends in politicians’ gated communities are blissful, we should always all be OK.

Pat Sullivan


Hochul and her Albany cronies can’t be critical about placing “inmate” from our vocabulary and substituting “incarcerated particular person.”

How a lot of New Yorkers’ time and treasure has been wasted on this silly and self-righteous advantage signaling?

“The incarcerated individuals have taken over the asylum” simply doesn’t have the identical ring to it.

James Evans

Worcester, Mass.

It doesn’t get extra ironic then this: The Submit printed an article depicting New York residents’ fears over skyrocketing crime charges alongside the article that reveals Hochul’s woke renaming of criminals.

That is simply one other instance of how Hochul is just not match for the job. She’s targeted on the mistaken priorities.

Whereas she is on the market adopting new, woke terminology, possibly New York residents can assign her a extra becoming title this November: “Former governor of New York.”

Eileen Corr


The liberal politicians who govern New York by no means fail to overlook a possibility.

Hochul’s signing a legislation that replaces the phrase “inmate” with “incarcerated particular person” in state legislation is an avoidance of the true concern.

I’m certain most incarcerated people are having a great giggle at such stupidity. Nevertheless, these offenders, who sooner or later would possibly re-offend, are laughing tougher on the ridiculous bail reform legal guidelines that at the moment are on the books.

May we rename upstanding residents as “not-yet-incarcerated folks,” so everybody can really feel good?

Martin Garfinkle

Staten Island

So Hochul has banned the time period “inmate” and changed it with the time period “incarcerated particular person” in state legislation.

OK, however whereas we’re at it, can we exchange the time period “governor” with the time period “legal’s greatest good friend”?

Barry Koppel

Kew Gardens Hills

The Challenge: A carriage horse that was overwhelmed by his driver after collapsing on a Manhattan avenue.

As a registered nurse of 41 years, humanitarian and animal advocate, I used to be horrified to witness the cruelty displayed by the horse-carriage driver (“Fallen horse outrage,” Aug. 12).

These animals already endure sufficient, pressured to work within the stifling warmth and freezing chilly with very minimal rules, which are sometimes not adhered to or enforced.

By means of the years there have been numerous situations of horses collapsing, colliding with automobiles and dying.

There isn’t a place for horse carriages on this century. It’s time this disgraceful business is banned. The horses have to be despatched to sanctuaries, and town should exchange them with electrical carriages.

Rina Deych


The time has come to finish carriage rides in New York Metropolis.

The streets are crowded with automobiles emitting fumes, honking at visitors and infrequently rushing.

This driver’s actions are inexcusable. I hope Ryder does get adopted by NYCLASS to spend his days in a humane atmosphere.

Sallyanne Ferrero

Naples, Fla.

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