Proctors workers can commute from anywhere
Proctors is a private employer, not civil service, so they have every right to pay a salary to someone commuting from Saratoga or Savannah or Singapore, if they want.
Furthermore, I absolutely support employment of people who support sanctuary cities, in fact, everywhere I happen to be will be a sanctuary, regardless of any positions held by local officials or law enforcement.
JOYCE M. COCKERHAM
Mayor Sheehan is weak on crime
Given all the chaos and grief our nation has endured during 2020, I’ve become very concerned and question the politicking in our state capital.
Albany has always been looked upon with much pride and favor. Travelers came from all directions to tour, vacation, seek excellent education and enjoy all the history of this once beloved city.
Since then we’ve experienced extreme inequality which is tearing the fabric of our society. Schools, homes and streets have been affected. It’s undeniable with more than 100 shootings, serious injuries and sadly, approximately eight murders have yet to be solved. With all the cameras throughout the city and beyond you question why more offenders have yet to be found and convicted.
Albany has quite a large police force and the chief of police is one of the most revered across the state. Where does the problem lie? One that has manifested into out of control criminals appear to have the lead.
As a very strong and proud Democrat, it’s with much chagrin that the problem falls directly to the leader in City Hall. Albany’s mayor, Mrs. Sheehan, appears to have no plan that will bring about the safety and peace of mind every resident deserves. Maybe it’s time for a change.
I can only pray that common sense is a strategy used to brainstorm an effective measure to eliminate the criminals who are taking over a city with the use of guns, intimidation and mockery of the laws designed to protect everyone.
MARY ANN BRUNO
Writer was wrong about Trump
In his Feb. 11 letter to the Gazette (“Deniers can’t deny facts about Trump”) Bruce S. Trachtenberg writes a litany of false or exaggerated claims against Trump. Like most Democrats he tries to push these off as facts.
Do your own research and try and find the $400,000 Mr. Goya gave to Trump. You won’t find it. You wouldn’t have anybody getting vaccinated if not for Trump’s Operation Warp Speed.
Cuomo is an example of what Democrats leading this pandemic fight would have done to us. “Good people on both sides,” go watch the actual video to see how that lie was created and repeated by a corrupt media. Lied about the election? Did states change voting laws without legislative consent? Yes, that’s a fact. Did they verify signatures? No that’s a fact. Did Big Tech aid the Democrats? Yes, that’s a fact. So what did Trump lie about? Fools believe Biden got 80 million legal votes.
All of Bruce’s “facts” are opinions gleaned from CNN and the hateful left wing elitists. If the Democrats didn’t own the MSM, Americans would know the truth. I won’t say Bruce hates Trump; his letter says that.
We already have voter identification
I am writing in response to a Feb. 20 letter from Domenico Dicaprio (“Require voters to have identification.”) Mr. Dicaprio should understand that unlike voting, the Constitution doesn’t guarantee he has the right to pawn shops and auto insurance. He conflated services and voting. Let’s not make the same mistake.
There is more. We already ID voters. We must register to vote in person and sign the registration. From that day forward, our signature becomes our ID. When you vote, you sign the register next to your previous signature. When you send in an absentee ballot your signature is matched with the signature on file. No registration, no vote. No signature match, no vote tallied.
I’m pretty sure Mr. Dicaprio also knows that unlike voting, he is not similarly pre registered at airports, hospitals, pharmacies, jails, courts, or the post office, which is why he needs his ID for service.
There are tens of millions of voters who don’t have a driver’s license. This nonsense requirement is the new Republican poll tax/voter suppression. There is no actual news here. We all have voted. We know these facts, but our inability to think critically drives preposterous conclusions.
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