Slain NYC detective’s wake gets politicized: Letters to the Editor – April 4, 2024

The Issue: Gov. Hochul’s controversial attendance of the wake held for slain NYPD Det. Jonathan Diller.

Does Gov. Hochul have no shame ( “Hochul gets an earful at cop service,” March 30)?

On Friday, after her transparent PR visit to the wake for NYPD Det. Jonathan Diller, allegedly killed by a career criminal, Hochul had the gall to explain that she understood Diller’s family’s outrage.
Her statement has to be among the most hypocritical made by a public servant in recent history.
This governor has helped to expand the rights of violent criminals, to the detriment of law enforcement. Instead of PR stunts, Hochul should focus on protecting the safety of the police and first responders.

Mitchell Schwefel

Barnegat, NJ

Once again, Hochul is too late. Although she made it to Diller’s wake, she has routinely failed to show up in Albany to force passage of a bill undoing the insane laws that enable repeat criminals to remain on the streets.

However, Hochul’s visit to the wake should come as no surprise. It is an election year, after all.

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