Readers pontificate on councilmen arrests suggestions

Manhattan: City Council participants Ritchie Torres and Carlos Menchaca have requested an investigation to decide whether or not ICE and the NYPD colluded in coordinating the way to arrest and shipping Ravi Ragbir from 26 Federal Plaza.

We welcome an investigation into this depend. But this inquiry need to also have a look at the illegal and reckless actions of Council participants Jumaane Williams and Ydanis Rodriguez; each physically prevented an ambulance from transporting a person in need of emergency hospital treatment.

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The Council seems to put blame on every entity concerned inside the occasions of that day, except for the unlawful moves of two of its colleagues. The Council ought to inspect and censor Williams and Rodriguez for exacerbating the state of affairs. The Council’s deafening silence in this count is tantamount to condoning its contributors committing crimes and endangering lives.

Meanwhile, once again, contributors of the NYPD displayed first-rate restraint and professionalism in an emotional and riotous state of affairs. Louis Turco, president, NYPD, Lieutenants Benevolent Association

Bill snubs Don
Tivoli, N.Y.: As ordinary, the mayor has made a big mistake not assembly with the President. The mayor desires to comprehend that he’s the mayor of the residents of New York City and not the mayor of unlawful aliens. Being an existence-long New Yorker, why did you people re-elect him? Do you now not see that he’ll go down in history as probably one of the worst mayors the metropolis has ever had? You want to make New York a sanctuary town, satisfactory. However, if this kind of illegals commits a violent crime then the mayor needs to be charged as a co-conspirator. Let’s see if he still wants to protect those human beings. If any person comes here illegally, then they have got dedicated against the law. Why do the liberals not see this? The mayor wishes to shield the citizens and forestall traumatic approximately the illegals. Marc Savino

Charity begins at work
Oceanside, L.I.: Am I the handiest one that sees something wrong with a pair having nine children and relying on public housing to find them a brand new condominium (“Buggin’ out,” Jan. 23)? They should get jobs, stop having kids and rely on themselves to enhance their situation. Howard Sachs

Go, Greg, go!
Bronx: You Newsmen are the most effective ones making lifestyles miserable for Blaz and his minions. In my vintage community in Brooklyn, we’d say, “Greg Smith is kicking ass and taking names.” Keep up the coolest work. Gene Roman

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Tipping point fall apart
Manhattan: As a corollary to the terrific Op-Ed on tipping and restaurants with the aid of Joshua Chaisson, we’ve got the plight of many in non-eating place tipped employment, including chauffeured limousine drivers (“The tipped wage is right for waitstaff,” Jan. 24). Already under heavy pressure from Uber, Lyft, and different largely unregulated competition, they may be no longer permitted to use pointers as a part of the minimum salary like eating places. As that minimal climbs inexorably to $15/hour, the corporations are forced to give the employees increases of more than $three,000 each year. Many of those employees are already earning $75,000 to $100,000 12 months. This windfall could be short-lived as whilst their employers fail, that is inevitable in the instances, they may be compelled to work for Uber for $40,000/year. When the brand new policy on tipping changed into introduced, it possibly made for an excellent photograph-op, but the law of unintended consequences rears its unpleasant head over again. Larry Miller

Level-headed choose
Forest Hills: Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, presiding inside the Larry Nassar/USA gymnastics trial — an immigrant, a female, a minority, a judge. All moves in opposition to her, in case you are our “strong, genius” President, but by some means, she has managed to thrive! Mel Moskowitz

Like father, like son?
Yonkers: In 1983, as a member of Local 1 and a couple of, our union spent the complete summer season on strike. It turned into referred to as a strike, however, we have been truly locked out. Our organization became seeking to cast off a cost of dwelling boom they gave the union within the Nineteen Seventies to keep their business from going beneath. We spent 9 weeks on strike and were about to begin collecting our unemployment benefits. However, the exquisite union supporter Mario Cuomo stepped in and negotiated an arbitration settlement and we had been given what our organization wanted to give us Day 1 of our lockout. With son Andrew, our current governor, be careful Local 3. Michael Guerin

Respect is given when due
Fishkill, N.Y.: To Voicer Debra Schackmann: Whether you realize it or no longer, freedom of speech way simply that. But let’s just keep in mind that appreciate is earned and the gentleman that you are relating to has no admire for himself, so how can absolutely everyone appreciate him? Remember, appreciate starts at home. Benny Rosario

Pro-lifestyles, seasoned-living?
Hopatcong, N.J.: To Voicer Tom Masselli: If life from conception to herbal death is sacred, then I am left with the logical conclusion that you are a proponent of usual health care, Medicaid, Medicare, and dietary subsidies for all. I congratulate you for your dedication to all humanity. Victoria Nadler

Pro-contraception is seasoned-existence

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Middle Village: To Voicer Tom Masselli: I think you’re nonetheless uninformed. No lady in her right thoughts might choose abortion. No one is seasoned-abortion. What ladies need to have, and this should never be decided through guys, is the right to contraceptives. That is seasoned-desire. Pro-life human beings prove again and again that they are seasoned-start. And use religion because the purpose. This us of a has separation of church and state for a purpose. We are a kingdom of laws. What we want to do is save you abortions — duration. By permitting girls get admission to to contraceptives, we provide the chance for existence when they may be equipped. Adoption is not the fine answer as it is simply as annoying for the start figure as abortion. And it’s also demanding for adoptees. There is a motive why abortion is felony, but we could substantially reduce the need if we simply demonizing girls for contraception to control their personal our bodies. Samantha Papaccio

Absolutely no longer Fonda Jane
Sun City, Ariz.: The young people of nowadays need to realize how Jane Fonda betrayed our u . S . A . And our servicemen without a regret. I can’t stand the sight of her or to hear her name. Thank you, Megyn Kelly, for placing her in her region. . .Once more! Deborah Lane

Horny Howard
Woodcliff Lake, N.J.: Why is no person talking approximately Howard Stern? If ever there has been a pig, he’s the very definition! Some of those starlets have even been on his show. What’s up with that? Kathie Renken

In protection of Kobe
Brooklyn: Voicer Robert McKenna said “how quickly some overlook” approximately the Kobe Bryant scenario. I believe that he have misrepresented a number of the facts of the case. As I keep in mind, the case towards Bryant become dropped because the female worried was discovered to be much less than truthful. As it became out, the sex among them became consensual. No rape happened. Also, the “big diamond ring” that changed into purchased was not for his “female friend,” but for his spouse. And no, I am no longer presenting any defense for his character ( or loss of it). Terry Jenkins

Passing of a giant
Hallandale Beach, Fla.: Ursula K. Le Guin become a notable sci-fi and fable creator. She became prolific; her bibliography includes extra than 22 novels, seven books of poetry, 11 volumes of brief testimonies, four collections of essays, 12 books for children, and four volumes of translation written over 40 years. Some of her books consist of “No Time to Spare,” “The Left Hand of Darkness,” “The Lathe of Heaven,” “The Dispossessed,” and “A Wizard of Earthsea.” We will keep in mind Le Guin as a tremendous sci-fi and fantasy author continually and forever. Paul Bacon

A Biblical therapy for racism
Conover, N.C.: According to the King James Bible, God simplest created Adam and Eve. Therefore, there is only one race and this is the human race starting from mild beige to darkish brown. The terminology “racial slur” is a guise. With only one race, the human race, inhabiting the Earth anything stated via one human to any other cannot be a racial slur. In America, citizens have the liberty to dislike whom they please and at no time can or not it’s racist considering that there is simplest one race, the human race. I would talk to this letter as my private opinion, but in line with the King James Bible, it’s reality. CG Good

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