Janet Lee

Janet Lee
Photo:Janet Lee, injured by a taxi partition.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Open letter to Patriots

  • Steve Crowell
South Dennis

New England Patriots Football Team
One Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA 02035

Dear Sirs,
I am a patriotic American citizen trying to realize the “American Dream”
\which was explained to me this way. Find a need and fill that need faster or
 better than competitors.
I address this to the players observed kneeling during the national anthem.
Malcom Butler, Lawrence Guy, Malcom Brown and Stephen Gilmore among others.
I admire your pursuit of excellence.
You probably have taken heat for kneeling during the National Anthem. I have
an excellent suggestion that might address police brutality more effectively
than just kneeling.
You have likely heard of the “rough ride” such as the one Freddie Gray got in
Baltimore recently. It is just this kind of institutionalized, nationwide,
cowardly vicious act of police brutality that my efforts aim to address.
I have lobbied for decades trying to have federal standards enforced in the
performance of automobile interior partitions. Most cops are using a barrier
 in their cruisers, installed behind the front seat, which has been used
deliberately to inflict injury to rear seat occupants, they call it… a “cage”.
I was encouraged that the Gray case in Baltimore might have brought attention
to the need for safety law compliance in the way the police ‘equip’ their
vehicles used for prisoner transport. It did not. One might conclude from reading
all the news about the rough ride tactic of abuse that the only thing that can be
addressed is officer behavior. We are told it doesn’t happen that much anymore,
due to cameras becoming more prevalent.
“Officer Behavior” is a factor that will always be in play. I can’t make cops be
nice guys, but I can, with your help, take away the Cages and replace them with
safe, legal partitions.
Yes, I not only curse the darkness, I offer light. I have innovated the design
of automobile interior partitions in a way that happens to be the first that
complies with the law. No exemption exists which allows any variance from federal
standards, not even for the police. You can see from the dates of the following
letters, I have been working on this for decades.
See http://stevencrowell.stevenwarrencrowell.com/2016/12/sept-13-1985-miller-letter.
html for evidence of this.
Some competitors of mine have been notified that federal standards apply to
partition performance.
See http://stevencrowell.stevenwarrencrowell.com/2015/12/us-department-
of-transportation.html for evidence that my identity as whistle-blower
was compromised, the law applies, and the DOT intends to disregard this problem.
I need funding. It’s a tax write-off.

Thank you,

Steve Crowell

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