amNewYork Letters to the Editor

Those on public assistance can’t be drug tested

Re Bill Branger’s letter, “Drug screening for those on public assistance,” Feb. 25: Branger says people receiving “welfare” should undergo drug testing. Branger probably works for a nongovernmental company that has the right to subject its employees to tests to keep their jobs. Public assistance is administered by the government, which is supposed to adhere to the Constitution, which states: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated.” Of course, as we have seen, inferior and corrupt government officials violate that stricture and, so far, have gotten away with it.

— Ed Corey, The Bronx

Protests are Sharpton’s effort to stay relevant

The so-called protests at the New York Post are not about racism, it’s the Rev. Al Sharpton and company’s desperate way to stay in the limelight. Stop reporting about this non issue and stop pandering to Sharpton.

— Eddie Sun, Manhattan

Jail might be good for children, society

Re John Clemente’s letter, “How can we try children as adults?” Feb. 24: A child is taught what right and wrong means. There isn’t a child who has committed a crime who doesn’t know what they’ve done. If they commit a crime they should do the time just like adults. Maybe if they go to jail they’ll return to society better people.

— Ronald T. Stuart, Manhattan

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