Letter to the Editor

Concerning three letters printed in the Aug. 10 issue, let me start with Thomas Cunningham’s.

Since we’ve all seen the video of Eric Garner’s death, his defense of Officer Daniel Pantaleo falls into the cliche, “Who are you going to believe, me or your own lying eyes?”

There is no evidence that Garner did anything to justify an arrest. There was certainly no reason for Panteleo to maintain the hold for as long as he did as Garner repeatedly said, “I can’t breathe.”

Now if Cunningham wants to defend someone, how about Sgt. Kizzy Adonis? She did not arrive until after the incident was over. Yet, she’s the only one to be charged. Scapegoat the black woman?

As for Republican politician William Kregler’s claim that President Donald Trump has the economy humming, for whom? According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average weekly wage increased 47 cents in the past year. That minuscule increase was easily eaten up by inflation.

PEF Chief Steward Usher Piller’s exposure of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s anti-worker record is one of the best letters you’ve ever printed. But the only serious Democratic challenger to Cuomo is Cynthia Nixon, who already made her anti-worker sentiments clear when she called transit workers overpaid. So I will again vote for the Green Party candidate for Governor, Howie Hawkins, as I have done in the past two elections. Perhaps if people get over this Democrat-Republican baloney, we can exercise some real power.

To say you don’t know Hawkins, or in 2016, Green Party Presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein, is no excuse. You can Google them instead of falling victim to the mainstream media’s blackout of corporate-disapproved candidates.

Besides, in 1996 and 2000, the Green Party presidential candidate was Ralph Nader. Is there anybody who hasn’t heard of him?

Even when a good Democrat like Sal Albanese runs, people chose to re-elect a bum like Mayor Bill de Blasio.

So how about getting out of the bag of only voting for corporate-media approved candidates?


Retired transit worker