Despite the fact that 399 people died from fentanyl last year just on the eastern half of Long Island, the court had no choice but to release these dealers thanks to bail reform.
The DA also said that in New York, the loopholes are a “mile wide” and drug dealers continue to take advantage.
I’m confused as to why your article didn’t point out the political hacks that pushed bail reform and led us here, like state Sens. Mike Gianaris, Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Andrew Gounardes, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Attorney General Tish James.
The list goes on, but the song remains the same.
These career politicians don’t care about our safety.
Their only interest is staying in office and cashing those six-figure, taxpayer-funded checks.
It’s time that they’re held accountable.
Vote them out.
Alan Chieco, Islip
Regardless of your point of view on animal-welfare issues, painting PETA as “lefties” is totally inappropriate (“PETA’s ‘Reporting’ Ploy,” Editorial, Sept. 10).
Animal welfare isn’t a left or right issue. In fact, classic conservative Republicans historically have been on the forefront of concern about this issue.
President Ronald Reagan cared about these issues, and so do I.
No one would call either one of us a “lefty.”
Richard Schechter, Wellington, Fla.
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