The Issue: The NYPD’s announcement that several robots have been introduced to the force to fight crime.
Mayor Adams, crime is the No. 1 issue in New York City (“Big botter is watching,” April 12).
Technology and robots are not going to fix it. Criminals must be put in jail.
You call yourself a former NYPD captain, but you must be a coward. Jail the criminals. There’s no other way.
The NYPD is giving the best positions to robots, and I can’t figure out why. Maybe it’s a tech-bro sacrament or a newfangled nod to diversity.
Either way, these bots are cutting the line.
You don’t go from prototype to working a hostage situation. They must first pay their dues. Writing parking tickets, walking the beat and appreciating the finer points of deep-fried dough.
I know people who prefer their iPhones to their partners and screens to the night sky. This is just another case of machine privilege.
If Mayor Adams stays up at night thinking of the most ridiculous “solutions” to deter subway crime, he’ll get a good night’s sleep now because this one can’t be beat.
To patrol subway platforms, he’s sending out R2D2s. It is not clear exactly how they intend to stop crime or apprehend criminals.
Regardless, I hope that Adams has a plan to extricate these bots from the train tracks. That is where they will surely be spending most of their time.
Mayor Adams is sending in robots to patrol the subways. Is he kidding?
Instead of funding and hiring police he is getting robots to keep the subway safe. Once one of these “upstanding” citizens decide to go smash them to bits, that’s more wasted taxpayer money.
How about more police? Or changing bail laws to the way they used to be? Crime will then go down. Three more years of this silliness can’t go fast enough. We need to vote this dope out.
Sorry, Eric. The only robotic-type units that would have a tangible impact on the rampant crime in New York would be the Daleks from Dr. Who.
The Issue: Mayor Adams’ naming of a “rat czar” to address the problem of the city’s rodent population.
That was an awful lot of our tax money Mayor Adams helped himself to to pay for his new rat czar, considering that we all know that this will be a fruitless expedition (“Adams pulls rat czar out from hidey-hole,” April 13).
If Adams truly wanted to deal with the rat explosion, the first step would be to eliminate the outdoor dining sheds. But he doesn’t have the guts to step on the toes of the restaurant industry.
These invasive rats have been here for hundreds of years, and they aren’t going away anytime soon.
Reading that our scurrying rats are public enemy No. 1, I disagree. Right now I see public enemy No. 1 as Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
It is he who is allowing those who have committed crimes many times to go free and continue their dirty deeds. Can’t get much worse than that.
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