Merrick, L.I.: Throughout World Struggle II, bomber pilots mentioned the flack was at all times heaviest over the goal. It’s humorous how all these individuals and media sources are going after Tucker Carlson as a result of he’s exhibiting video footage that the American individuals by no means noticed. Bernie Thompson, the top of the Jan. 6 Committee, made an announcement that he by no means noticed this footage. How is that potential? He was in cost.
Due to this, your paper nonetheless has delusional individuals who consider that six law enforcement officials misplaced their lives on Jan. 6. Actually, simply final week, Voicer Mark Tarasiewicz mentioned he nonetheless believes Brian Sicknick was overwhelmed and smothered by Trump supporters. The one one who was killed on Jan. 6 was an unarmed lady by the identify of Ashli Babbitt who was murdered by legislation enforcement, which was filmed by John Sullivan, who Rudy Giuliani mentioned was a member of Antifa.
Earlier than anybody claims that Jan. 6 was the worst day in American historical past because the Civil Struggle, 5 members of Congress had been shot on the ground of the Home on March 1, 1954, by pro-independence Puerto Rican nationalists.
From the time Donald Trump got here down the escalator in 2015, the federal government has been going after him as a result of he was not an insider. Regardless of all that’s unsuitable with Trump — we’re all human beings — he actually produced for the American individuals, in contrast to the administration the nation is coping with now. Donald Ziminski
Fort Value, Texas: Tucker Carlson has moved the Massive Misinform a complete new degree by taking the 40,000 hours of violent footage from the Jan. 6 rebel and turning it right into a five-minute video of a bunch of peaceable vacationers simply taking a tour of the Capital. I think about that Carlson’s subsequent venture after banning books in regards to the brutal historical past of slavery will probably be to indicate that these so-called slaves had been so grateful to the plantation homeowners for giving them meals and shelter that they fortunately cooked, cleaned and sang Negro spirituals as they joyfully labored within the cotton fields from sunup to sunset. Sharon Austry
Fairfield, Conn.: So Lauren Boebert’s 17-year-old son received his 15-year-old girlfriend pregnant. Can’t consider I’m going to say this, however Boebert is making Sarah Palin look good. Stephen Johnson
Albany: I knew by studying the headline “Searching for witches in New York uncovers the monsters subsequent door” (March 12) that Goody Garlick was inside. For some, these are tales of fantasy. For others, these are tales of household. For myself, it’s household historical past. Salem had politics and non secular zealotry. Jap Lengthy Island had petty squabbles and gossipy disputes. What wasn’t understood then is the science that we now have higher information of. Elizabeth Howell died after childbirth, which the article uncared for to say. Her daughter survived. When Elizabeth Garlick was despatched to Connecticut for trial, Elizabeth Howell’s father, Lion Gardiner, interceded. He was a person of his instances, however his humanity comes via in his quite a few makes an attempt to stop hurt. Garlick’s husband, Joshua, was employed by Gardiner on the island that also bears his identify. Elizabeth (Gardiner) Howell had a sister, Mary (Gardiner) Conklin, my ancestor. Honor Conklin
Brooklyn: Leonard Greene was proper (“Bigot busted, for now,” column, March 12). If we don’t take a stand, by our silence we’re allowing it. Sufficient is sufficient. Vito Labella
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Chester, N.J.: Expensive Mr. Greene: I’m sorry you needed to take heed to the antisemitic diatribe on the bus. I’m sorry he referred to as you the N-word. I’m most sorry that no one on that bus had the character to hitch you in telling the racist and antisemite he was not welcome to spew his filth in public. As a Jew, I’ve at all times believed that racists (individuals who hate Black and Brown individuals) additionally hate Jews. We’re simply more durable to select in a crowd. It could be straightforward to say this after the very fact, and it’s possible you’ll not consider me, however I might have joined you in talking up if I used to be on that bus. David J. Melvin
Jamaica: To Voicer Michael Ilardi: I’ve the sensation that when you noticed a white man in a hardhat in that poster, you’d have completely no drawback with it. However you may get tons of backlash and complaints about why a person was put within the poster as an alternative of the normal lady. Earlier than white individuals immigrated to this land, it was already inhabited by indigenous individuals of coloration. Then, when Black individuals had been imported to this land, it elevated the inhabitants of individuals of coloration. Over time, this land grew to become many shades of coloration. So, as an alternative of wanting on the poster and asking “why,” take a look at it and say, “why not?” In spite of everything, that is what this land is all about. Carol Grant
Pine Plains, N.Y.: Voicer Anthony Johnson so eloquently described the significance of instructing the historical past of slavery in America. I selected that topic as a hypothetical instance to be faraway from all dialogue as a result of it will be so completely offensive to take action that the very concept is ridiculous. We each agree that the latest pattern of modifying historical past to supposedly shelter kids from uncomfortable topics is neither fascinating nor useful to their maturation. It is just by confronting disagreeable points that they’ll develop to be absolutely mature adults able to residing in our ever-changing world. Joseph McCluskey
Brooklyn: The good individuals who run this metropolis are having main issue determining why so many law enforcement officials are retiring. Please enable me to checklist the explanations for this: 1) Poor pay as in contrast with that of Nassau County. 2) Cops are pressured to turn into social employees. 3) Metropolis authorities doesn’t assist them. What’s the resolution? Increase the pay scale and have social employees do the social work and permit the police to implement the legislation. Melissa Lieberman
Staten Island: I’m retired from the NYC Division of Training. Re “Union bosses again retiree med change” (March 10): That’s not true. Michael Mulgrew was the principle motive it was modified as a result of he has the vast majority of members. He’s the traitor who has affected all metropolis employees, particularly academics, by permitting the town and Mayor Adams to terminate academics, and now permitting them to return as new hires at beginning salaries, inflicting important losses in salaries and tenure. No actual union chief would enable this. Rose Guartafierro
West Harrison, N.Y.: As soon as once more, the NYC academics union headed by Michael Mulgrew looms massive within the controversy over the retirees’ Medicare Benefit mess. In negotiating a brand new contract with the union, former Mayor Invoice de Blasio determined to fund a rise through the use of the cash allotted for the retirees’ well being advantages, switching to Medicare Benefit would accomplish that objective. The retirees went to courtroom a number of instances to cease the town from implementing the Medicare Benefit plan and every time, the courts dominated of their favor. After a type of rulings, Mulgrew mentioned he would not assist the town’s effort to modify plans. So what occurs final week? The plan comes up for a vote and Mulgrew votes in favor of switching plans. I ponder what back-door deal he made with the mayor. Peter Creanza
East Elmhurst: Mikaela Shiffrin surpassed Ingemar Stenmark’s long-standing document for all-time World Cup wins Saturday together with her 87th victory. The historic win, in a slalom in Are, Sweden, got here simply at some point after Shiffrin matched the Swedish legend’s document, a mark that had stood for 34 years. Are is the place Shiffrin received her first World Cup win, in a slalom again in 2012. And she or he isn’t accomplished but. She says she is stronger than ever and looking out ahead to the following races. She is an efficient function mannequin for all of us. Don’t quit in your goals. Gerson Fernandes