Here are essential parts of my letter which was sent to Senator John McCain and graciously responded to. This letter is just as current today as we have witnessed an attack on The Capitol and key government sources had warned US about these things.
By reducing gang activity through education across our nation, we can ease up the personnel in the F.B.I. and the police to do a much better job of fighting terrorism so that we do not lose more lives. The police are already actively protecting gay and lesbian communities and that means that everyone else will be protected much less, except if the F.B.I. and police immediately increase their staff by hiring tens of thousands more people across our nation. Education is the key to this effort.
have been trying to help the former incarcerated and gang members for years and now in Philadelphia a tree is growing. The groups that I met with are working with the mayor of Philadelphia. By reducing gang activity through education across our nation, we can ease up the personnel in the F.B.I. and the police to do a much better job of fighting terrorism so that we do not lose more lives. The police are already actively protecting gay and lesbian communities and that means that everyone else will be protected much less, except if the F.B.I. and police immediately increase their staff by hiring tens of thousands more people across our nation. Education is the key to this effort.
There will be mentoring by gang experts, the high school equivalency for the youth who are not being served properly. When Mayor Michael Bloomberg was asked about helping gang members, he replied by saying that they came from dysfunctional families. The dysfunctionality really was in Bloomberg’s comment. I knew that 900 gang members were studying for the G.E.D. in Texas with U.S. Department of Justice grant money to the Boys and Girls Club.
Even in New York City today and after advising Mayor Bill de Blasio two years ago and hearing him agree with my proposal about high school equivalency, he did not follow through and the number of high school equivalency diplomas has fallen among adults. His achievement praised in other cities is universal pre-K, but his failure and the failure of other cities is that the parents of many or most of those children do not have a high school diploma and it’s the latter and not the former that ends up in gangs and in jail. We also need to increase parent involvement through technology which the school system is not achieving and the poorest parents can use their phones and tablets to know what is going on in school meetings, because there is now free wifi in the New York City projects.
And this was the icing on the cake. Domestic terrorism in France. So I wrote and sent information to Senator John McCain who was already ill but still on the job. The man, named as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was not on the watch list of French intelligence services but was known to the police in connection with common crimes such as theft and violence, the sources said.
Do you remember that man? Here is what took place: 86 dead, 458 injured, and the police shot him dead. I have very intimate memories of that place, the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France.
I was at the National Council of La Raza event in 2008 where John McCain and Barack Obama presented their views in Washington, D.C. Let me remind you that this was not a Zoom event. I never met McCain, nor did I ever speak to him. I do miss John McCain and this letter is clearly a personal reason why I miss him. I do not live in his state, but the state of mind of his staff and of the senator himself clearly demonstrates what I had already known about government protocols to refer people out of state back to their own state. This even happened again to me outside of government just days ago with a man from Delaware. I miss John McCain, I repeat, and point with pride not just about displaying the letter (me, myself, and I) but as a testament to the man who signed the letter. What do you think? Barack knows me and I hope that he still hears the sound of my voice sometimes.
And as for that terrorist, much of his history will remind US of some or many of the men and women who penetrated The Capitol and did what they did. Thank goodness that there was nothing comparable to that truck racing at free people enjoying life. I guess we could say that some or many of those people in the building were on a Trump Jihad. Did I really just write that to make things right? If the terrorist has been a Christian, it would have been a Trump Cruzade (this is Spanglish for Crusade as the word cruz is the cross and thinking about Ted). Trump is not Jesus Christ so get over it! And not wishing to leave out the person or persons of in the Jewish community and lacking the knowledge of any comparable word, I guess I can attempt this: Trump מְחַבֵּל. (terrorist)I hope I got that right.