U.S. District Judge David J. Hale
United States District Court for The Western District of Kentucky
c/o Gene Snyder United States Courthouse
601 West Broadway, Room 239
Louisville, KY 40202-2227
Dear U.S. District Judge Hale,
My name is Matthew Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history, some criminal justice, and public policy. In these subjects, I like to learn the need for Civil Rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and have criminal justice reform to protect people including their civil liberties while reduce crime. District Judge Hale, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky and your current role as District Judge of the United States District for the Western District of Kentucky to be very inspiring me.
When you served as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky from 2010-2014, I’m very proud on how you worked with President Barack Obama to work hard help our country. I really liked on how you supporting improving with protecting Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, working with law enforcement to find ways to reduce racial profiling to help protect minorities including women, and prosecuting people who commit hate-crime in order to protect people who are different. Also when you served as U.S. Attorney I liked on how you prosecuted health care insurances that committed health care fraud against people or people who are suffering for a disease and prosecuted people in the financial institutions that committed fraud including abuse on taxpayers. Your approach to improve public safety while reduce crime by creating educational awareness to teach people about how to protect themselves from financial fraud or the need to reduce gun violence, sponsoring the Kentucky first statewide prescription pill summit to address on finding ways to reduce prescription abuse or combat against t illegal sales of prescription drugs, and teaming up with law enforcement ranging from local through federal to create anti-violence initiatives in order to find ways to reduce police abuse is common sense. In December 2014, I was very proud on how you got confirmed to serve as U.S. District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky by the U.S. Senate. In your current role as U.S. District Judge, I really appreciate on how you are continuing to be a strong supporter of Civil Rights, express the need for criminal justice reform, and many others.
U.S. District Judge Hale, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Another thing that I struggle with a disability is when people get judgmental about me due to having struggles with a disability. Your continuous commitment to be a strong supporter of Civil Rights and be an advocate for people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability. Also your work as U.S. Attorney and in your current role as U.S. District Judge motivates me to continue my strong interest in learning history, public policy, and the criminal justice reform. My future goal is to continue to learn about the need to have criminal justice reform, make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, understand the importance of protecting Civil Liberties.
I strongly believe that you made a great difference when you served as U.S. Attorney and in your current role as District Judge. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to improve the criminal justice system and make Civil Rights stronger. You have inspired me to work hard on my disability and to be motivated to learn history, criminal justice, and public policy. I was wondering if you could please elaborate on what it is like being District Judge and your thoughts on criminal justice reform. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great impact on the criminal justice system, and inspiring me. I wish you well on continuing to make a great difference in the criminal justice system.
Matthew B. Winick