02/26/04 Letter to the Council
To: Mayor & City Council
SUBJECT: Patriot Act
Ref. Vote ---2-25-2004
Today, a majority of you on the Dallas City Council "really"
did it by voting against a most important, last
ditch, intelligence gathering tool.
Remember when the Ex- Chief of Police severed relations
with the Dallas Agent in Charge of the FBI?
That was mistake number one.
On 2-25-2004, you initiated blunder number two by
severing intelligence relations (by vote) with the
U.S. Congress, Senate, Executive Office, along with
CIA/NSA/DIA/DEA, and other national and international
intelligence gathering agencies and services.
That was a very/very bad thing to do. Dallas is about to
hire a new Chief of Police.
With today's City Council's position on
intelligence voiced to Washington (and Langley),
things are not going to be the "rosiest" in Dallas as
critical issues relating to Homeland Security, and others manifest.
Some of you have some knowledge of intelligence gathering issues, but it
is obvious that nine of you
are clueless as to how the
system operates. Because you
did not know, you should have performed more research
prior to your vote.
The eyes of many in our country will now be focused upon the attitude
of Dallas City government toward security of our nation. You have made
our city and country more vulnerable. This is not a pleasant position
to be in with our very troubled world.
You have done it, and reversal of such action is very
difficult to achieve.
Now, I feel a sadness for
our City of Dallas and its poor attitude toward the security of our