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Arrested development

To the editor: The most important question for the NYPD is who will be the next commissioner. Mayor Eric Adams lost an excellent police commissioner in Keechant Sewell. It was his own fault. Adams is …

Not a pretty sight

I was one of the more than 200 NYC public service retirees who testified at the Jan. 9 City Council hearing on a possible amendment to the municipal code.  The Council thankfully did not alter …

Sewell’s departure

To the editor: The resignation of NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell is surprising, and the abruptness of it may have shocked some New Yorkers, many of whom hold her in high regard.    …

Teflon Don

To the editor: June 8, 2023, will go down as a great day for the American legal justice system. On that day, Donald Trump was indicted on 37 counts including espionage, obstruction and perjury by a …

A 1-term mayor?

To the editor: The Conflicts of Interest Board did not permit Mayor Eric Adams to hire his brother, Bernard, as head of his security detail for $240,000, but he has just hired Bernard’s wife as a …

Spliffs and stones

To the editor: Ron Isaac often writes excellent commentaries. But his June 2nd one, " Mary Jane's right of passage ," is a mixed bag. Some of his points are flawed and with others he doesn't go into …

Sowing fiscal chaos

To the editor: With a debt ceiling deal in hand, an honest conversation regarding national bankruptcy is long past due. What no one seems to acknowledge is that the national debt has only become a …

Persuader in chief

To the editor: I can’t believe the debt ceiling deal survived in the House and the Senate and was signed by President Joe Biden! Unbelievable! I would never be a successful gambler. The corrupt …

Self-sabotage

To the editor: President Joe Biden in his first speech from the Oval Office, called the agreement to raise the debt ceiling a “big win.” This big win demonstrates the failure of the Democratic …

No one to witness and adjust

To the editor: I remember watching a debate during the 2016 presidential campaign between the Green Party's Jill Stein and the Libertarian Party's Gary Johnson. The dim-witted Johnson said "We'll …

Cancel the contract

To the editor: The contract that will force retirees into a Medicare Advantage plan is now in the hands of the city comptroller. He must decide by June 9 whether to register it. While the …

Blues at the top

To the editor: Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell did the right thing to insist on disciplining NYPD Chief Jeffrey Maddrey for abusing his position in forcing police officers to drop charges against …

Call for facts

To the editor: Howard Elterman (“ Adams’ poor response ,” The Chief, May 12) is wrong. Mayor Adams’ response is the right one. The facts will decide whether a crime was committed, not a …

Reserve judgment

To the editor: Regarding three recent letters to The Chief:  " Try Penny On Merits ," (May 19), " A Killing On the F Train " (May 26), and " Free Penny " (May 26): While I find each author makes …

Unartful

To the editor: According to the Hunter College website, the institution’s president, Jennifer Raab, has recruited distinguished faculty since her tenure began in 2001. Is Shellyne Rodriguez, the …

A killing on the F

To the editor: Jordan Neely’s death is a grim reminder of some unpleasant truths. These include the failure of the Adams’ administration to provide permanent housing and appropriate medical …

The GOP Reps really knock him out

To the editor: President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine headed off to the Group of Seven summit in Hiroshima, Japan, heartened by a major shift from President Joe Biden, who told U.S. allies that he …

Correspondence

Dear Council Member Justin Brannan: In one of our recent email exchanges, you mentioned that NYC public service retirees had asked the City Council not to change Administrative Code 12-126, a change …

Free Penny

To the editor: Jordan Neely was throwing garbage at passengers. Just because he did not lay his hands on anyone, how is this not an assault? Daniel Penny intervened to protect other passengers in …

Try Penny on merits, not politics

To the editor: Without judging the specific merits of the case against Daniel Penny for the death of Jordan Neely, I don’t believe it’s possible to get 12 jurors to agree to convict Penny of …

Women and the presidency

To the editor: Michael Gorman's " Women and the GOP " (The Chief, May 5) is quite good except for his criticism of women who would not support Hillary Clinton. They should have supported the Green …

Doubting Thomas

To the editor: How many ethical lapses does Clarence Thomas have to make before he is removed from the Supreme Court? We already knew his wife, Ginni, has lobbied for and against matters before the …

Adams' poor response

To the editor: When it comes to public safety, Mayor Adams has repeatedly shown why he is one of the most divisive and disingenuous politicians in the United States. Only in office since January …

Indebted to ideology

To the editor: The Republican-led House will almost certainly force a default on our national debt primarily because they would rather see our economy collapse, with all the devastating effects on …

Women and the GOP

The Republican Party would have a serious problem that it would have to correct if Republican women voters would stop supporting and voting for misogynists who control the party.   …

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