amNewYork Letters to the Editor
Nothing wrong with shortened first names
Re CC, J.J., A.J.: Pitchers or toddlers? 12-14: Max J. Dicksteins half-hearted attempt to appease those of us with two-letter first names was too little, too late after slamming the convention. I suggest he try shortening his own name to MJ for a while. Would it really be so bad to be associated with the greatest basketball player that ever played the game?
JJ Weinstein, Manhattan
Cops should focus their time on real crimes
The cops charged with sodomizing Michael Mineo claim they approached him on the pretext that they believed he was smoking marijuana. Some years ago, one Patrick Dorismond ended up dead because he took offense when approached about where to buy pot by an undercover officer. Isnt it time New York followed Massachusetts lead, where possession of under an ounce of pot is decriminalized? Then the police can go back to catching real criminals.
Ray Albieri, Brooklyn
Law needs to really punish big thieves
When will the law truly punish corrupt bigwigs? Take their every dollar and possession, and give their whole families nothing but some clothes, welfare and Section 8! Poverty: Isnt this what their former workers get?
J. Andrew Smith, Bloomfield, N.J.