I was over on the VCDL webiste reading the FOIA updates regarding "The Manassas Incident". I found this.....all I gotta say is Hyland and Clodfelter sure don't write a good letter
Letters to VCDL
VCDL received the following hand-written letter on Thursday, March 1, in response to VCDL's presence at the Feb 26 Manassas City Council Meeting. It has been reproduced here as accurately as possible, including the unique spelling and grammar.
Mr. Van Cleave,
I listened intently to all of the words or remarks made by your people from all over our State of Virginia. I wondered why you all were so interested in 'our Police Dept. in Manassas who I have had contact over many years. (I will say that the E-Mails were not called for) I detest E-Mails anyway -- they cause many bad feelings among many of us.
Now -- that initial call is what deturbs me -- why would and whose business was this anyway?! Could it have been a trouble-maker (we have so many in our desturbed world today.! Maybe our Police thought there might be a riot -- and you of all people should know that feeling -- because it happens all over the Country -- more now than anytime in my life (also -- your people should know we are under enough stress -- with a Terriost War where our elected officials (some -- not all) are truly to blame for a lot of this termoil.
Why was it so necessary to have someone from near and far -- why couldn't you have handled it? You alone could have, I m sure.
It makes me wonder too why everyone so anxious to come to Manassas and complain! You can bear arms but I don't think you are above being Criticized either for your thoughts of always being right. I must say -- I will try to defend myself (I am a female) but I don't want to carry a gun. I could kill an innocent person -- thank God for our police! They are knocked around by our citizens too!
Good luck, but I believe it was totally wrong to target our Police when they are terribly busy, as I see it, with taking care of illegals, rapist -- drugs and you know it too.
I think we all need to praise our Police -- they get shot, beat up by gangs and you know that also --
Thanks for taking time to read the thoughts of mine -- our Chief is the greatest!
A caring Citizen of Manassas