NYC's weed stench scourge: Letters to the Editor

17:29 07.09.2023

Influx of Illegal-Migrant Students Overwhelming New York City School System

In recent weeks, the New York City school system has been grappling with a significant challenge - the influx of 21,000 illegal-migrant students. This issue has sparked a heated debate among residents and experts who are concerned about the city's failure to adequately prepare for this growing population.

Michael Brautigam, a New Yorker born and raised, expressed his thoughts on the matter, stating that this is no longer a crisis but the new normal in New York City. He urged city parents to brace themselves for the impact on their children's education, believing that the presence of illegal migrant students is destroying the city and the nation.

Greg Raleigh from Washington, DC, echoed this sentiment, criticizing the mayor for his promises to accept all illegal immigrants without considering the consequences. He also highlighted the mayor's reliance on President Biden's support, which he believed was unrealistic and would not address the issue effectively. Raleigh called for voters to reconsider their priorities in the next election to prevent further failed progressive policies.

The lack of preparation and foresight on the part of New York City leaders was also a point of contention raised by J. Mancuso from Naples, Florida. He emphasized the need for immediate approval of charter schools, which have been restricted by New York law, to alleviate the strain on the city's school system. Mancuso criticized Mayor Adams, Governor Hochul, and other leaders for their self-serving approach to governance, which he believed hindered effective solutions.

Amidst the concerns surrounding the influx of migrant children, Harve Klatzko from Brooklyn questioned their vaccination status. As COVID-19 cases rise once again, teachers and administrators are already stressed, and Klatzko emphasized the need to prioritize the safety of all students and staff.

One of the most alarming aspects of the situation is the story of 29-year-old Daniel Hernandez Martinez, an illegal migrant who has been arrested six times within two months. Martinez, originally from Venezuela, has been charged with 14 offenses, including the random attacks on strangers and police officers. Despite his repeated criminal behavior, he has not been deported, raising questions about the effectiveness of the justice system and public safety.

Hugh Ward from Rumson, NJ, expressed his outrage over Martinez's ability to go on a crime spree and receive taxpayer-funded accommodations, medical care, and sustenance. He called out the judges for allowing individuals with multiple criminal charges to be released on their own recognizance, thereby lacking integrity and insulting every New Yorker.

Dennis Middlebrooks drew attention to the fact that Martinez's presence in the country and the city would have been unthinkable in the past. He argued that the city's leniency towards illegal migrants was driving taxpayers and businesses away, further exacerbating the economic and social consequences of the situation.

Another issue plaguing New York City is the complaints about the smell of marijuana smoke since its legalization. Brandon Harris from Rochester expressed his disgust at the smell, arguing that it should not be allowed in public spaces just as open containers of alcohol are prohibited. He believed that marijuana, like alcohol, emboldens people and leads to inappropriate behavior.

Arthur Mackey from Roosevelt raised concerns about the health consequences of marijuana use, emphasizing its addictive and destructive nature. He criticized the legalization of marijuana as a money-making scheme rather than a genuine effort to address substance abuse issues. Mackey argued that the drug posed a significant threat to mental and physical health, particularly in conjunction with the existing challenges of pollution and COVID-19.

The shift from the smell of cigarette smoke to marijuana smoke in New York City was a point of frustration for Mindy Rader. She argued that while individuals should be allowed to smoke marijuana in their homes, doing so in public infringed upon the rights of others to live in a drug-free and safe environment. Rader lamented the loss of control over society and the lack of consequences for such behavior.

Sallyanne Ferrero echoed this sentiment, remarking on the societal shift from appreciating the simple joys of life to being forced to endure the smell of marijuana. She expressed her disappointment in the current state of affairs where individuals are allowed to indulge in their habits without regard for the comfort of others.

Lastly, concerns were raised regarding Senator Mitch McConnell's recent episode where he froze while speaking. Amy Hendel, a healthcare professional, highlighted that such incidents could indicate a lack of oxygen perfusion to the brain, resulting in health issues that could impact physical capabilities. She emphasized the need for proper medical evaluation and treatment to ensure optimal performance.

Rosalee Adams from Tigard, Ore, expressed her concern over McConnell's condition and compared it to the deteriorating health of Senator Dianne Feinstein. Adams criticized the lack of acknowledgment from other members of the Senate and believed that it reflected poorly on American excellence.

The influx of illegal-migrant students, the leniency towards repeat offenders like Daniel Hernandez Martinez, the smell of marijuana smoke in public spaces, and concerns about the health of political figures are all pressing issues that demand attention and action from New York City's leaders. As the city grapples with these challenges, it remains to be seen how effective their response will be in addressing these concerns and ensuring the well-being of all residents.

/ Thursday, September 7, 2023, 5:29 PM /

themes:  Immigrants  Florida  North Carolina  New York City  Washington  New York (state)

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