amNewYork letters to the editor
Bus passengers have it rough, too
Count me among dissatisfied bus passengers. Monday I waited nearly an hour because drivers of bus No. 20 downtown had not been informed that their normal route had resumed several hours earlier after a detour was no longer necessary. Im also annoyed by mothers standing their children on seats. If they sat them on their laps, it would leave more room in the aisles for the disabled and elderly people standing until they get a chance to sit on a seat dirtied by kids shoes.
Michelle Raccagn, Manhattan
Cannabis use: Whats the big deal?
Re Taking blunt a approach, June 16: Cops and DEA agents constantly preach reefer madness danger from marijuana, but I have to ask, Where are the bodies? If cannabis caused insanity as the drug warriors often claim, our mental institutions would be overflowing with marijuana-caused insanity. The worst danger of marijuana seems to be getting arrested for it. What justification is there to throw people in prison for marijuana crimes.
Ralph Givens, Daly City, Calif.
Obama must be tough on climate bill
President Barack Obama needs to be proactive as Congress considers a climate bill that has been watered down by Washingtons link to the fossil fuel industry. For the sake of New Yorkers and the world, Obama must be proactive in exercising the right to control emission levels.
Emily Diamond, Manhattan