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Letter to Chief Duncan

Letter to Chief Duncan

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David Vann de Cordova, Jr.
Attorney at Law
August 24, 2012Cydell DuncanEmail: cduncan@beaumont.k12.tx.usChief of PoliceBeaumont Independent School District1025 Woodrow St.Beaumont, TX 77705Subject: Failure to “Protect and Serve”Dear Chief Duncan:Yesterday, you stayed on the sidelines, across the street, about 100 feet away, watching as a group of several young (and not-so-young) black thugs and openly proud racists physically and verballyconfronted and intimidated our group of peaceful demonstrators, all of whom were white, some elderlywomen and young children.You watched, passively, as the group of thugs purposefully moved from their location on the grass intothe area clearly occupied by our non-vocal, sign carrying demonstrators. You listened and watched asthe thugs raised and shook their clinched fists in the air, incessantly shouting “black power,” calling us“crackers,” “hood-wearing haters,” and screaming for us to “go home, go home and go home,” and returnto “Jasper.” The ringleader loudly proclaimed he was with the “New Black Panthers” and wasrepresenting Quanell X (aka Quanell Ralph Evans, leader of the New Black Panthers, Houston, Texas).You (and your officers) watched from across the street as the gang closed-in on us, shaking fists withininches of some of our faces, and hitting some of us with their signs all the while shouting racial epitaphsIn short, as the thugs purposefully and openly escalated their unilateral and wholly unprovoked physicaland racial verbal attack on us, you simply watched. You also observed our group’s response to the physical and verbal assault: We did nothing. All group members had been informed to and did remaincalm and quite. All is on video and film. There are not two legitimate sides to this story. Do not eventry.

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