Letters to the Editor — Jan. 26, 2023

Letters to the Editor — Jan. 26, 2023

The Concern: Store house owners in The Bronx who’re hiring non-public safety guards to guard their companies.

It was only a matter of time till these store house owners needed to rent non-public guards to guard in opposition to the crime in our metropolis (“The Bronx is popping,” Jan. 25).

I’ve to present these store house owners loads of credit score for getting collectively to guard their enterprise. However the buck stops with Mayor Adams. He’s following within the footsteps of his predecessor.

So all I can say is: Mr. Mayor, no want to go to different cities simply to get your face identified. It doesn’t matter. Additionally, going to the Texas border to witness the catastrophe happening there was a waste of time. That’s not your drawback. It’s President Biden’s.

Keep in your metropolis and do what’s proper to assist cease all this crime. That’s your job.

Rob Johann


Having to rent their very own providers (on this case, safety) as a result of town and state don’t do their respective jobs ought to outcome within the store house owners both billing town/state companies or having the dollar-for-dollar, out-of-pocket bills deducted from their taxes.

It’s ridiculous that native insurance policies have resulted within the store house owners having to fend for themselves.

Dave Mortensen

Fairfield County, Conn.

Retailer house owners are being pressured to rent safety guards not solely to guard their shops, however to guard the residents strolling on the sidewalks.

Members of the NYPD are leaving in massive numbers — many are retiring and lots of are simply plain quitting.

Many younger women and men don’t need to take the job due to the best way our officers are handled — with whole disrespect.

You can’t blame them. Our current society has turned completely in opposition to any kind of legislation enforcement and it’s a disgrace.

The identical elected officers who name for defunding the police are the primary to name them when they’re in hassle. What’s flawed with that image? We want extra police, plain and easy.

Kim Cody


As a former resident of New York Metropolis and particularly at one level the South Bronx, I applaud any and all efforts to combat again in opposition to crime and the blights that outcome from it.

Since we’ve got seen all too many incidents of individuals standing by and merely observing felony exercise, these patrols ought to make a constructive distinction.

As for Curtis Sliwa’s criticism that they’re unarmed and subsequently ineffectual, aren’t the Guardian Angels unarmed?

Sharon Wylie

Westport, Conn.

The Concern: Matt Palumbo’s piece on how George Soros has contributed to criminal-justice reform in cities.

The George Soros piece is superb work (“Professional-Legal Soros Empire,” Matt Palumbo, Jan. 23).

I by no means knew the extent of his efforts to undermine our judicial system. This needs to be a lesson to voters about vetting candidates.

I’m wondering if Soros or his minions ever thought of the affect of their philosophy. Possibly they need to go to a neighborhood detention heart and listen to in regards to the crimes and injury they contributed to.

Greg Raleigh

Washington, DC

George Soros has corrupted the American justice system.

He has brought about untold injury by his assist of district attorneys who vow to not prosecute crimes with a view to use his cash to purchase their means into workplace.

Soros doesn’t dwell among the many folks most affected by his actions — the minority communities in the entire cities the place his minions accumulate their paychecks.

These minority communities are sometimes the victims of those unprosecuted crimes.

Bo Madden

Jupiter, Fla.

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