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Letters to the Editor — Nov. 21, 2021

Defending judges
The Post’s editorial lambasting Justice Denis Boyle — acknowledged by bar and bench as a devoted and educated public servant — misses the mark (“Prosectors v. . . . the Public,” Editorial, Nov. 17).

New York’s bail statute requires the decide to impose the least restrictive bail that can guarantee a defendant’s return to courtroom. The statute doesn’t allow the decide to think about whether or not the defendant could commit a brand new crime.

Justice Boyle utilized the bail statute as written. Your quarrel is with the statute, not the decide. Moreover, Boyle works with youthful defendants pursuant to New York’s “Raise the Age” laws, which is meant to give troubled youths an opportunity to flip their lives round.

It is inevitable that just a few such youthful defendants — out of the 1000’s supervised by Boyle — will squander that likelihood by reoffending. That goes with the territory.

Again, your quarrel is with the legislation and never the decide.

Hon. Ethan Greenberg (Ret.)
Manhattan

Overdose disaster
Since the United States has been making medicine authorized, we’ve got hit a brand new milestone (“100K OD deaths in 1 year,” Nov. 18).

In 2020, drug-overdose deaths reached an all-time excessive. The most deaths ever in US historical past.

What did folks anticipate, since we’re instructing generations of youngsters that marijuana and different medicine are good?

We now have politicians and activist teams, combating to make mushrooms, hash and ecstasy authorized. Some have even talked about making cocaine authorized once more.

Kids will after all transfer on to heavier medicine, and households will endure much more deaths. Many drug addicts and overdose victims begin with the so-called “harmless” medicine.

How many children want to die earlier than we understand we made an enormous mistake? The solely means we will cease the rising demand for medicine is thru schooling.

Tom Scott
Spotswood, NJ

Ferry Point fiasco
No matter what your political opinion of former President Donald Trump is, there is no such thing as a disputing his potential to present a private-club high quality golf course to public golfers at Ferry Point, which is fantastically maintained and a pleasure to play (“Court stays Bx. course for Don,” Nov. 14).

If the metropolis wasn’t enjoying politics, it will go away Trump’s Ferry Point alone.

Steven Mendelsohn
Whitestone

Sidewalk chaos
There is one phrase for this concept: idiotic (“City Planning approves permanent outdoor dining in NYC,” Nov. 18).

Sidewalks have been made impassable to pedestrians, cluttered with 1000’s of impediments — from signage to kiosks to billboards — to say nothing about the 1000’s of bicycles and different wheeled automobiles careening down the sidewalks.

Frankly, I believe New York City ought to be sued for gross violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Sidewalks are unsafe and ugly. New York City is not “fun city.”

Thomas Birnbaum
Manhattan

School shirt slight
Jeffery Levy, trainer at woke MS 51, has each proper to put on his “Proud Zionist” shirt (“Teacher: School OK with BLM, not Zionism,” Nov. 15).

Perhaps if this nation made it obligatory for all women and men to serve two years in the army, as Israel does, this nation wouldn’t be in the state of decay it finds itself in.

And the assertion made by the corrupt nameless member of the Department of Education was nugatory.

Louis Scarcella
Brooklyn

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