Readers sound off on racist tactics
Kew Gardens: Since Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Bill Bratton have been in office, I have seen many more cars pulled over by the NYPD than ever before. I have seen checkpoints in the middle of the day on Northern Blvd. in Woodside, and cars pulled over in Rego Park and Elmhurst.
This week, things really came to a head. in front of the building where he works. Then, I saw two squad cars on the service road of the Van Wyck Expressway, with an officer waving cars to the curb for no apparent reason. Then, my wife’s friend was pulled over for having a cheeseburger in her hand.
The doorman and my wife’s friend both have friends on the police force, who said they are now instructed to “mind their Ps Qs” and make these nuisance stops in the hope of finding some other, more serious infraction of the law.
It looks to me like stop and frisk has turned into stop and fish! This new policy still targets the poor and powerless, and it needs to be stopped. I voted for de Blasio, but won’t do it again if these racist tactics continue. It was around Christmas. Everything sparkled, including her eyes. It was one of the best days of our lives. That girl and I have b lace wedding dresses een married 25 years. Show me some sick horses. Show me some filthy stables. From where I stand, it looks like your mayor is grandstanding for votes. Colin Milde
Bronx: In Saturday’s Inquiring Photographer, Clinton Greiner says, “Had I known that Mayor de Blasio was planning this (replacing horse drawn carriages with electric powered cars), I wouldn’t have voted for him.” De Blasio pledged to do this throughout his campaign! If people would do their research before placing their votes, we wouldn’t have a mayor or President like the ones we have now. L. Mayer
Staten Island: You ever get the feeling that NYC has more horses’ asses than actual horses? Just saying. Angela Gonsowski
Manhattan: Hey, Liam Neeson, if you’re not a big dumb liar, there’s a very easy way to prove your point: Walk the walk. I challenge you to spend the next month doing everything those defenseless horses are forced to do. Heck, we’ll even let you pull a smaller carriage. Deal? I think you’re an uncivilized meathead who would’ve defended slavery using the same “logic.” Prove me wrong: Walk a mile in those horses’ hooves. Remy Shapiro
Bronx: Your editorial “Teacher tenure vs. kids” (April 21) uses terms like “terrible tenured teacher” and “worst teachers” without any discussion of how you make these assessments. The fact is that tenure in NYC is granted only after a teacher has completed a minimum of three years of satisfactory service. Within these three years, a teacher can be terminated easily. Almost half of the teachers hired leave before they are eligible for tenure and another half are gone within the first five years. Do you really think that there are that many unsatisfactory teachers left? I am a high school teacher, currently at DeWitt Clinton and in my 30th year of teaching in public high schools in the Bronx. My tenure does not mean that I can do anything I want, and it also does not mean that I am not evaluated by my supervisors. It means I am protected against the sort of arbitrary and baseless determinations your editorial expressed. Alan Ettman
Manhattan: Your editorial “Smearing our heroes” (April 19) reminded me of George Orwell’s observation, “There are some ideas which are so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.” Thus it is not surprising that Kathleen Belew, an intellectual at a proudly “progressive” school like Northwestern University, could write such pap. Nor is it surprising that a dogmatically leftist newspaper such as The New York Times would publish such twaddle. To all my fellow veterans, thank you for your service. Edward S. Mass at Church of St. Michael on West 34th St. between Ninth and 10th Aves. Fr. George Rutler is the celebrant. Rich! Barbara Warren
Brooklyn: Bishop Ford High School in Brooklyn is closing because it is not profitable. Since when must a Catholic school (or a school of any religion for that matter) be profitable to stay open? It is the duty of the Vatican to pay to run it, as dictated by the long term purpose of the church. There is also an alms box in every church. Why can’t a portion of the money raised be put toward Bishop Ford? Enrollment is down by two thirds because New York families are broke, but that is no reason to shut the school which will only push more kids into our overcrowded and ethically challenged public schools. Diane Pagen
Bronx: Flash back to 1981, and a 17 year old high school senior on crutches and awaiting surgery. There was a messed up Rubik’s Cube in the china cabinet. I solved it. My mother would not let anyone mess it back up until she could prove it was not a fluke. It was not a fluke. Now, as a recently turned 50 year old, I still cannot see a messed up Rubik’s Cube without solving it. Kitty Hughes
Staten Island: To Voicer Connie Leist: I have been reading the Daily News every day since I was a sophomore in high school, which is quite a few years back, and I love the butt and boob pictures on any page. The only thing is I don’t call them that. I call them beautiful works of art. Only a prude would not appreciate them. People really need to relax. The Daily News isn’t showing any more skin than one would find any lace wedding dresses summer day at a public beach. What’s wrong with a little beauty and spice to complement the news? Michael Lichtstein
Brooklyn: If the Daily News is aspiring to be a skin sheet, please go all the way with it and stop putting those ludicrous black bars across breasts. Cover real news or don’t cover anything. Well done to all involved, and keep up the good work! Paul Devitt
Kew Gardens: To the Voicers writing in about plastic bags: I use my cloth bags all the time. When I forget to bring them into the store and have to get plastic ones, I reuse them for my garbage, which I must take out every day. I have seen people get plastic bags and just throw them away while still in the store. Why take a bag when you don’t need it? Barbara Miller
Brooklyn: My daughter and I went to Macy’s Herald Square to see the flower show and to shop. We looked on the main level and mezzanine for a handbag made in America. None to be found. I’d say 99% were made in China. Someone there is getting rich while America is losing its jobs. Mary Ellen Curran
M anhattan: They say a woman’s work is never done, but when I got home this afternoon, my wife was lying on the couch eating crackers and watching TV! What’s up with that? David Achelis
Jackson Heights: What’s with all the arguing and discussion among Voicers about breast feeding in public? Most of the time you don’t even realize the woman is breast feeding her child, becau lace wedding dresses se she is usually covered by a blanket or some type of cloth. And it is a natural and healthy thing to do. But most of all, in New York it has been legal for over 20 years for a woman to walk around topless if she so desires. Case closed. Clarabelle Garcia
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Donald Sterling begs for forgiveness while slamming Magic Johnson Billionare bigot Donald Sterling is finally begging for forgiveness, saying he’s “entitled to one mistake” despite his long history of racial discrimination. But as the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers groveled for a second chance in an interview excerpted on Sunday, he managed to once again insult one of the NBA’s all time great players, Hall of Famer Magic Johnson.
Crosby hits Moore in groin, gets water sprayed in face by Henrik in scrum Sidney Crosby was never very well liked at Madison Square Garden, but after this latest series against the Rangers, he’ll likely never be invited to celebrity row.
Mighty Quinn: May 12 All of Rosedale was sadden by the death of Kim (Mack The Knife) McDaniels. Poor JR emailed: “MQ, my friend Harry went to Mack’s memorial service Saturday. Here’s what he had to say about it. PJR.”
Conflicts of interest brewing at charter schools In July, the board of trustees at the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls met after school shut down for the summer without informing parents and voted to hire a new business manager. The new manager was a member of the board, records show.
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Nets: No fear of King It’s the old philosophy against LeBron James: Let him beat you from the outside. Since getting carved up in the paint in Game 1 by LeBron and Co., the Nets have limited Miami’s shots in the paint to 18 in Game 2 and 13 in Game 3. They’ve made a concerted effort to keep James away from the basket, and it’s hard to argue with the results in their Game 3 romp.
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