amNewYork Letters to the Editor
Those on public assistance cant be drug tested
Re Bill Brangers 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.
Â Ed Corey, The Bronx
Protests are Sharptons effort to stay relevant
The so-called protests at the New York Post are not about racism, its the Rev. Al Sharpton and companys desperate way to stay in the limelight. Stop reporting about this non issue and stop pandering to Sharpton.
Â Eddie Sun, Manhattan
Jail might be good for children, society
Re John Clementes letter, How can we try children as adults? Feb. 24: A child is taught what right and wrong means. There isnt a child who has committed a crime who doesnt know what theyve done. If they commit a crime they should do the time just like adults. Maybe if they go to jail theyll return to society better people.
Â Ronald T. Stuart, Manhattan