1201 Franklin Street,
Houston, Texas 77002-1923
The Honorable Mike Anderson
I’m writing you today about the case of Carlos Coy, #908426.
While the 24-hour news cycle is busy rehashing the George Zimmerman trial, I wonder if you have had a chance to consider the recent doings of the Internal Revenue Service. On the 15th of this month, the Treasury Department quietly revealed that since 2006, the tax records of various political candidates and campaign donors were subjected to unauthorized scrutiny. The Justice Department has declined to prosecute these cases.
Sir, I believe you are fairly conservative; I don’t believe anyone has to explain to you the detrimental effects of a government that improperly involves itself in the lives of private citizens. When a branch or department of that government takes a dislike to a particular person, there is no limit to the hell it can bring down on that individual’s head; I’m not talking about a just and lawful investigation of a crime, but the systematic destruction of one person by the vast, unstoppable, crushing force of the justice system.
Carlos Coy was locally notorious; he very publicly proclaimed his disdain for the Houston Police Department, and was not too shy to call them out on what he perceived as bad behavior. Given the Harris County Justice System’s sketchy past, and their abysmal lack of support for the constitutional rights of citizens during Chuck Rosenthal’s tenure, it is not unreasonable to wonder if the police or the district attorney's office may have gone after a public detractor like Coy with more enthusiasm than was appropriate.
Please, consider looking into his case; there are many question that we as members of the public and fellow citizens have about the investigation, the trial, and the methods used to convict him. These concerns cannot be dismissed, they cannot be forgotten.
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