Nothing illustrates the New York landscape better than Tuesday's front page ["Shot cop dies" and "Skelos arrested," News, May 5].

From heroic Officer Brian Moore, to the greedy, entitled, arrogant Skelos clan, we get a glimpse of all that is great about New York and all that is wrong.

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While officers across the state lay their lives on the line to protect citizens, corrupt officials in Albany use their positions to line their pockets and those of their friends and family.

This has been going on far too long, even as Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo touts his third round of groundbreaking ethics reforms. Luckily, we finally have someone in U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara who has made it a mission to clean up the mess.

Even now, Republicans won't ask Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos to step down. Disgraceful.

Craig Wilson, Seaford