Letters to the Editor — Feb. 5, 2022

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The Issue: Susan Sarandon’s retweet of a post likening the funeral of Detective Jason Rivera to a display of fascism.

The police who went to the funerals at St. Patrick’s did not gather to commit fascist crimes against humanity (“Sarandon’s ‘fascist’ insult,” Feb. 3).

They went to say goodbye to two police officers who responded to a woman’s call for help and who were shot and killed. They went to show the families of these men that they care.

They went to be surrounded by “family” because they know that on any given day, they could be the ones leaving the people at home who love them forever.

Because some cops sin, should all police take off the uniform, go home and assume someone else will respond to murder, rape, robbery, home invasion, carjackings and weapon-wielding wife beaters?

Gracie Desiato

Mount Kisco

How utterly sad that Democratic Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou and actress Susan Sarandon took the spotlight after the deaths of two New York City police officers who were killed in the line of duty (“ ‘Police Nazi’ pol bashed,” Feb, 3).

These two willfully mis­understand that the police put their lives on the line while protecting New Yorkers. Why wouldn’t their comrades acknowledge their supreme sacrifice and pay respects at the funerals?

Looking at Niou’s and Sarandon’s pathetic displays, show it’s apparent they know nothing about history.

Lillian Marsano

Manhattan

Two young detectives were murdered and laid to rest, and Sarandon retweets a post that said “this is what fascism looks like” because thousands of officers came to pay their respects.

She has been spouting hatred of the police, military and Republicans for many years. Susan: Do not call the police.

Robert Albertelli

Massapequa

We should not be surprised at the views espoused by Sarandon. She cut her activist teeth promoting anti-police causes.

Along with the radical-chic of the day, she shamelessly supported Wesley Cook, a.k.a Mumia Abu-Jamal, who murdered Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner 40 years ago.

As I said, no surprise here.

Joe Schulok

The Bronx

When are these out-of-touch, fearmongering politicians, athletes and Hollywood elites going to pick up a dictionary and look up the meaning of the words “Nazi” and “fascist”?

Exploiting historical events, atrocities and movements for the sake of collective despair and political gain is beyond egregious.

The outright negative and divisive tweets and sound bites are nothing short of blatant disregard for the facts in favor of gross ignorance and a ­deliberate attempt to distort the truth.

Please remember not to call on the police when you’re in danger or have been assaulted.

Democrats today accuse their political opponents and all those who hold divergent views as being Nazis and fascists as a way to censor all opposing thoughts and ideas.

Theresa O’Brien

Melville

While so many New Yorkers are grief-stricken over the murder of two young and dedicated policemen, Sarandon likened the multitude of officers at the funeral of Rivera to fascism.

In my opinion, her view of peacekeepers is detached from reality. She is the epitome of ingratitude and imperiousness personified by extreme socialists, the ­totalitarian twins of fascists.

Robert Semel

Brooklyn

Just what is Sarandon smoking these days?

She retweeted a post calling the huge turnout of cops for slain Detective Jason Rivera fascism. How about solidarity?

I respected Sarandon as a charming actress. Not anymore.

Matt Engel

Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

While I’m sure Sarandon is quite proud of her comment regarding the need for police, it was nothing short of disgusting.

Using the occasion of Detective Wibert Mora’s funeral to further the ­anti-police narrative is exactly why we’re here.

That was someone’s child, for God’s sake. You are truly a moron.

Paul Schettino

Hopewell Junction

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