Letters to the Editor – April 2, 2023
Attack on Citi Field
Our fake, bright public advocate Jumaane Williams, who has nothing better to do in a city with so many huge problems, wants to change the name of Citi Field. (“Wake Target Citi Field,” March 28).
He says Citi is buying stocks in companies that operate fossil fuels. What he doesn’t tell us is that the materials used in electric vehicle batteries are mined in very poor countries, and workers in terrible and dangerous conditions earn next to nothing.
Citi paid a lot for the name and should be able to invest its money however it likes, whether Williams likes it or not.
The finding that “personal mental health reasons” and “emotional stress” were the reasons why so many students want to drop out of college may sound alarming, but the statistics cited do not provide a full explanation (“SOS on student ‘stress'”, 24 ).
Now more than ever, anxiety and stress related to social media is already overwhelming for many in the younger generation, but coupled with the travails of an education, the resulting stress could drive some to drop out.
Those percentages of over 30% of respondents would most likely be much lower if today’s kids simply put off social media until they were done with school.
And even for those who can seem to reconcile the two for now, they’re in for a severe wake-up call once they get into the rut of a 40-hour workweek that no longer has a three-month summer break or multiple breaks a year .
parole of a murderer
The parole board has made another stomach-churning decision by voting to parole Edward Kindt, who raped and murdered 39-year-old Penny Brown on Mother’s Day in 1999 (“Permission for Mother’s Day Killers,” March 28).
Kindt was 15 years old when he committed this cruel act. He is now 39, the same age as Penny Brown.
Kindt shall forever rot in prison.
The parole board has once again shown contempt for murder victims and their families.
Penny Brown can never be relieved of the eternity sentence imposed on her by this beast.
The Parole Board should be abolished immediately.
2nd Avenue debacle
Does the plan to rotate the Second Avenue subway west at 125th Street make sense (“Money Pit,” March 27)?
The 1968 plan did it: It brought the Second Avenue line into the Bronx, up to the intersection of 180th Street between the White Plains Road and Dyre Avenue lines.
The idea was that it would follow the right-of-way of the long-defunct New York, Westchester and Boston Railroad, bringing trains from Dyre Avenue to Midtown.
This would help remove the bottleneck at 149th Street and Concourse and speed up the entire Lexington Avenue system.
Is the current plan just a follow-the-money affair?
Danger of Antifa
Andy Ngo embodies journalism (“Protest’s payin’ &leiding,” March 27).
He continues to bring to life the most destructive group in our society, Antifa, while our Democratic politicians still deny the existence of this misnamed group – whose members walk around with clubs and other weapons while wearing masks to hide their identities.
Ngo’s letter sends shivers down my spine.
This crew is well organized, has the support of politicians and legal groups, and leaves pain behind.
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