First post of the month, time for another letter to Pat Lykos. This is the last month of her current term as D.A. and I will admit that I’m sorry to see her go. I think she’s made a real effort to correct the problems that plagued Harris County but, as ever, change brings new opportunities.
Please, send a letter this month; you can write your own, copy this one, or send one of the printable flyers to your right.
The Honorable Patricia Lykos
1201 Franklin St.
I’m writing to you today about the case if Carlos Coy, #908426.
In a statement made by Mayor Annise Parker on the settlement reached in the case of George Rodriguez was this quote: “We are well on our way toward a system that is arm's length from the police officers who make the arrests and from those responsible for prosecuting the accused.”
Ma’am, Harris County has made, and continues to make, great strides towards that noble goal. But it cannot be argued that there haven't been serious problems in the justice system, a predatory bent that has destroyed many innocent lives. Looking at this from an untrained outsider’s perspective, I believe that you have been a large part of the solution over the years; however, I ask that you not forget those that who have been made to suffer under the old system.
Throughout your term as D.A., you have consistently shown not only concern for justice in the present, but in creating avenues for the innocent to redress the injustice of the past. Please, review the case of Carlos Coy; consider the weak and ever-changing testimony against him, the lack of not only physical evidence, but the lack of any apparent effort on the part of HPD to find any such evidence.
Please, give us justice.
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