District Attorney Jackie Lacey
c/o Office of the Los Angeles District Attorney
211 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Dear District Attorney Lacey,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I have a strong interest in learning history including social justice. In these subjects, I like to learn the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, have criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime, and many others. District Attorney Lacey, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as 42nd Los Angeles District Attorney to be very inspiring to me.
In December 2012, I was amazed on how you made history by becoming the first African American woman to become the LA District Attorney. In your current role as 42nd Los Angeles District Attorney, I truly appreciate on how you are a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, prosecuting people who commit hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different, and investigating public places that practice different forms of discrimination or violate civil rights legislation. Supporting drug-treatment programs to help drug-users get the care they need to reduce drug abuse, working with law enforcement to expand services to help victims of crime or victims of domestic violence get help on dealing with their trauma, and expressing the need for more funds to help improve DNA testing including forensic science to help solve cases along with evidence efficiently while reduce sending an innocent person to jail is common sense for criminal justice reform. Another thing that I liked about your work as current L.A. District Attorney is how you established Conviction Review Unit to investigate claims of actual innocence when there is newly discovered evidence to a cases, use the Criminal Justice Mental Health Project to help people with mental illness get treatment to help them control their mental health, and investigated public officials who are corrupt or accepted illegal bribes. Also I like on how you went after industries that illegally polluted the environment or violated environmental protection laws and advocate for the need for the judicial system including law enforcement to reduce racial profiling to help protect minorities including immigrants from being oppressed.
District Attorney Lacey, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different advance subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Your commitment to be a strong supporter of Civil Rights including people with disabilities rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability. Also your role as 42nd Los Angeles District Attorney gives me motivation to continue to learn history including social justice. My future goal is to someday work in these areas to help emphasize the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, have criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime, and many others. My letter is a gift to you for inspiring me and for Black History Month to help recognize African Americans influential who work hard to make a great difference for society.
I strongly believe that you are making a great difference for society. I like on how you made history by becoming the first African American woman to become Los Angeles DA. I’m very proud on how you are a working hard to support civil rights, push for criminal justice reform, and many other common sense ideas. You have inspired me to work hard on my disability and to continue to learn history including social justice. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me. Please continue to work hard to make a great difference.