Jul 3, 2009
commented on Fort Worth Police Chief: That Faggot Had It Coming
Letter just emailed to Mayor Moncrief/city council and FW police dept:
Dear Mayor Moncrief:
It is never okay for a group of five (or even one) police persons to attack an unarmed man to the extent it causes serious brain injury (and maybe worse). Why has there been no word against this brutal behavior from you, the Police Chief, or (most of) the council members? I should not have to be afraid of policemen; but, I am. (Too many) policemen have continued to become darker in years past. Unless those in power (mayors, council members, city managers, police chiefs) start a real effort to make the police force into what it is meant to be (protecting citizens - not intimidating and beating them up), I'm getting the heck out of Texas, too.
Police protection today really seems to be all about the money (that "the police force" collects from it's citizens) - which is so corrupting. The results of this ill-directed action speak for itself in run-away police brutality on the innocent. I would much rather pay - in a tax - to support the Police and not have the police be self-supporting as they are for the most part. There is something really wrong with that picture.
Mayor Moncrief, I have respected you as a state, national and local politician since the late 70's early 80's. Please help to keep my faith in you. I have always believed you to be a sound power -- one that cares about his mission to the people he serves. As the Mayor of Fort Worth, your responsibility is to the citizens (and visitors) of your great city. Your action on this matter cannot be anything less than sending any policeman who thinks he has the right to cause injury to a non-violent, unarmed person packing; or, to attend some serious diversity training with a strict probationary period to see if the training takes. Personally, I'm counting on you to do the right thing. You need to be speaking very loudly and very widely on this incident and how any brutal actions by law enforcement shall never be tolerated.
The whole world is watching how this event gets handled. The majority of the world, I believe, is supporting Chad Gibson; not the ilk who were so warped they believed they had a right to do what they did. God does not tolerate violence - even against gays, blacks, the poor, illegal's, the mentally challenged, etc. This may be the most significant event in your political career. Please don't let your city down now. We need you more than ever.
Sincerely, and may God have mercy on the brutes who harmed their brother!
Nancy McCarthy Baker