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Letter to the Editor: Let’s Label Them All ‘Criminal Inmates’ | Letters


Words matter and woke Democrats do it again.

Governor Hochul signed into law a bill passed by the Democrats replacing the word “detainee” with “incarcerated person”. We suggest using “criminal inmate”.

Is this how you deal with increasing crime? Bail reform continues to fuel crime, and Governor Kathy Hochul is working to help criminal inmates feel better about themselves.

This is what the Democrats think: the criminals are more taken into consideration than the victims! “For too long, as a society, we have thought of incarcerated people as less than people. Using the word ‘inmate’ further dehumanizes and demoralizes them,” Sen. Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx) said of the bill he sponsored with Jeffrion Aubry (D-Queens).

Again, Governor Hochul is working with New York Democrats to get soft on “criminal inmates.” They care more about the criminals than the victims.

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Crime runs rampant in our communities and lenient Democrats want criminal inmates to feel better!

Another example of ‘out of touch’ Democrats revealing seriously misplaced priorities, considering shootings climbed 13.4% last month (in New York) alongside a 34.3% increase in murders from July 2021 .

Correctional officers are attacked daily by criminal inmates, and bail reform has yet to be repealed.

Don’t be fooled by the woke Democrats. They don’t care about your safety. Their real concern is the self-esteem of criminals who fail to protect law-abiding citizens.