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Letters to the Editor—Oct. 26, 2022

The problem: Governor Hochul’s attempt to downplay the crime by portraying it as a “sense of fear in people’s minds.”

If Governor Hochul truly believes that all subway crime is “on people’s minds,” then I, and countless other New Yorkers, invite him on a long subway ride after 8 p.m. (“Kat says the chaos is in your head,” October 25).

The catch is that she would have to do it without her security guards, aides, and camera crews. She should go it alone, as many New Yorkers do. Do it and report back to us, Governor.

Bill Seaquist

Staten Island

I would like to take a moment to sincerely apologize to former Mayor Bill de Blasio.

All these years, I didn’t think it was possible that a dumber, out of touch, out of touch political leader could come along and wreak havoc on the citizens of New York.

And then Hochul came out from under a rock to tell us that the crime on the subway is in our heads. You cannot invent.

Jake McNicholas

White stone

To Mayors Adams and Hochul: If you really believe it’s just our perception that crime has increased, then prove it by not using heavy security anymore.

Start walking the streets and taking the subway every day, alone and unprotected like us. Until you do, you’re both failures and hypocrites.

Dino Pavlou

East Elmhurst

New York’s criminal justice system is broken. Criminals are simply not afraid of being apprehended, and when they are, they are often not prosecuted and more frequently released without bail, even though many of them are repeat offenders. Why does it take months for a talkative mayor and an ignorant governor to figure this out?

The subways have become a dangerous thrill ride. In schools and parks, there are incidents almost daily. When will this madness end? Who will end it?

Yakov Moshe


Voters are smarter than the provocative Hochul. They know that crime in their beloved city is intolerable and that violence is everywhere, every day.

The governor waited in the wings for the summit call and got it – and failed miserably from that day on.

So now Kathy is asking for more overtime for some cops, but it’s temporary at best.

She’s too busy talking about abortion, which is her obsession. It’s time for Kathy to leave the building.

Ron Zajicek


The problem: Polls showing several key midterm congressional races favor GOP candidates.

The polls are beginning to reflect the American people’s coming to their senses (“Red Wave,” October 22).

That even deep blue New York has had enough of left-leaning politics is encouraging enough.

Virtually all Republicans and probably most Independents will vote Republican. The question is: will Democrats begin to see the light?

I, too, was once a registered Democrat, but was able to leave the party by paying attention to the facts and issues and refusing to be emotionally blackmailed by the left.

It doesn’t even take a 12-step program to recover, just one step – vote Republican. You will be really glad you did.

Sharon Wylie

Westport, Conn.

The red wave is unavoidable. After nearly two years of being crushed at every turn by the Democrats, it’s time for the people to act – by voting.

At both the federal and state levels, poor Democratic leadership leads to a GOP landslide. At the city/state level, we have a mayor who talks but does nothing and an unelected governor who uses millions of dollars to buy votes. It’s time to change.

Vincent Conti

Staten Island

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