Sanctuary cities not making us safer

first_imgI would like to thank Kathy Sheehan, our wonderful mayor of Albany, for making us the East Coast San Francisco. Now we can look forward to having wonderful illegal immigrants such as Francisco Sanchez being protected while hard-working taxpayers are put into danger because the undocumented immigrants have more rights than they do. How do we know this? Look what happened to poor innocent Kathryn Steinle while walking with her parents on the pier. They were minding their own business when she was attacked by Francisco Sanchez, a five-time deported felon, who says he “accidentally” shot her with a gun he fired three times. You have got to be kidding. I find it very hard to “accidentally” shoot a gun three times. Only a completely ignorant jury could ever believe such garbage.But thank goodness that Albany is now added to a so-called sanctuary city, where law-abiding citizens have very few rights compared to those who come here illegally and break laws on a regular basis. They won’t be reported and they won’t be prosecuted. Wow, it’s better to be illegal than do things the right way. What kind of a twisted world do we live in?I’m all for giving people a break, but not when it puts our families in danger every single day. How many of you out there think that you would ever get away with “accidentally” shooting a gun three times and killing a person? This should serve as a wake-up call for everyone who thinks sanctuary cities are a good idea. Where is our sanctuary? Where can I go to be protected for breaking the law? Nowhere.Anyone who doesn’t grieve for this family and the needless loss of their 31-year-old daughter in favor of sanctuary cities needs to have a reality check.Denise CrisciGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Appear to be no end to Trump’s crassness

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Donald Trump is catching flak from veterans groups for using Memorial Day to honor his presidency.“Happy Memorial Day,” the draft dodging Donnie wrote on Twitter. “Those who died for our great country would be very happy and proud at how well our country is doing today.”To add to the stench of his remark, the Official Trump Store promoted a 25 percent off Memorial Day sale of their Chinese-made trumpery featuring pictures of a Trump-Pence Navy towel, Make America Great Again baseball cap, Trump-Pence flag, beer koozies and sunglasses holders. How much lower can he go? I’m sure he will show us come the 4th of July.For the record, I served two years in the U.S. Army, and that included a tour in Vietnam.Walter WokSummitMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

Agreements to disagree

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Croydon offices: Old timers mix with new blood

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City to get busy after two law firm lettings

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Akeler to shell out £60m on Hammersmith Embankment

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Sorry, no change

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Marriott plans £500m sale and management deals

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In upbeat assessment, BI still sees 2020 GDP growth near 5.3 percent

first_imgDody noted that the global economic situation had put pressure on economic growth in many countries, including Indonesia, last year.”We hope that the situation will be better next year,” he added.In the 2020 state budget plan, the government has set an economic growth target of 5.3 percent for this year. Meanwhile, the International Monetary Fund estimated in October that Indonesia’s GDP would strengthen to 5.1 percent this year.Topics : Bank Indonesia (BI) remains optimistic about economic activity this year, expecting an increase in gross domestic product (GDP) growth to around 5.3 percent, despite last year’s sluggish performance.BI Deputy Governor Dody Budi Waluyo said on Friday that the central bank would be working with the government to create harmonious policies aimed at boosting investment and exports as global economic prospects were expected to be better in this year’s second half.”We are still optimistic that economic growth in 2020 will reach 5.1 percent to 5.5 percent and lean toward [the middle of that range at] 5.3 percent,” Dody told reporters in Jakarta. He expected household spending, which accounted for more than half of the country’s GDP, to remain strong.”The latest BI survey shows that consumer confidence will remain positive in the next three to six months. This will support [economic growth],” he went on to say.Indonesia’s economy grew at a sluggish 5.02 percent last year, the slowest rate since 2015 and below the 5.17 percent achieved in 2018. Investment and household spending both expanded at a slower pace compared to 2018.last_img read more