Judge Jeannie J. Hong
c/o Mitchell Courthouse
100 N. Calvert Street, Chambers 445
Baltimore, MD 21202
Dear Judge Hong,
My name is Matt Winick, an Asian American from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I have a strong interest in learning history, social justice, and criminal justice reform. In these subjects, I like to learn the need for civil rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, have criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime, and many others. Judge Hong, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as Associate Judge on the 8th Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland to be very inspiring to me.
In your current role as Associate Judge on the 8th Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland, I truly appreciate on how you were a strong supporter of civil rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, pushing for strict sentencing for people who commit hate crimes to help protect minorities including people who are different, and expressing the need to reduce racial profiling in the judicial system. Supporting drug treatment programs to help drug users get the care they need to reduce drug abuse, expanding the court resources to help victims of crime including victims of domestic violence get help on dealing with their trauma, and expressing while supporting the need for funds to improve forensic science including DNA testing to help solve evidence including cases efficiently while reduce sending an innocent person to jail is common sense for criminal justice reform. Also on criminal justice reform, I like on how you address the need for better mental health services to help people who struggle with mental illness to get help instead of strict sentencing and support the idea of social workers to be on call with law enforcement to reduce tensions. Another thing that I like about your work as Associate Judge on the 8th Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland is how you are a strong supporter of protecting civil liberties from being violated like the 4th amendment to help protect people from unreasonable searches. Also I like on how you are an advocate for the need to help the Asian American community and Hispanic community like supporting disabilities’ rights, expanding the need for laws to combat against hate crimes to help protect them including other minorities, and many others.
Judge Hong, 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 in different settings, 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 being an Asian American with a disability is difficult for me because some Asians including some Asian Americans tease me including get judgmental about me being different from them. Your continuous commitment to be a strong supporter of the Asian community and advocate for Asian American with disabilities’ rights gives me some inspiration to continue to be proud to be an Asian American when I face struggles in fitting in. Your role as Associate Judge on the 8th Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland helps give me motivation helps give me motivation to continue to learn history, social justice, and criminal justice reform. My future goal is to someday work in these areas to help emphasize the need for civil rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, have criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime, and many others.
I strongly believe that you making a great difference for society including the judicial system. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to support civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights and push along with advocate for criminal justice reform. You truly inspire me to work hard on my disability, learn more about your work, be confident about being an Asian American with a disability when I have different challenges, and continue to learn different subjects. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me. Please continue to push and advocate for common sense ideas.