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Shaun King, the black rights activist, sent this out through his
organization earlier. There are some e-mail addresses to send complaints. I
sent an e-mail.


Today I need you to take a few important action steps, OK?

As you already know, prosecutors and district attorneys are the gatekeepers
of America’s criminal justice system. No single person plays a larger role
in the machine of mass incarceration. That’s why when we see a bad actor in
this system, we have to call them out.

Today — that man is Deputy District Attorney Michael Selyem of San
Bernardino, California. He basically runs the huge DA’s office there and
prosecutes more people than anyone else in the county.

Let me tell you what he recently posted about Rep. Maxine Waters on social
media. I apologize in advance for the vulgarity.

He said:

*“Being a loud-mouthed cunt in the ghetto you would think someone would
have shot this bitch by now.”*

Yeah. He said that. To be clear, he doesn’t even deny it. He has a long
history of being deeply bigoted and offensive online. Those are his actual

And this man is expected to give equal and fair justice to all? To women?
To communities of color? That’s impossible. Any man who not only thinks
like that, but is bold enough to share it publicly, is a danger to us all.

He should’ve been fired immediately! PERIOD.

No man who thinks and speaks like this needs to be a prosecutor of justice
in this country.

So here’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to let the DA’s office know
how we feel.

   1. Call them now @: (909) 382–3800 & (909) 382–7755. Ask to speak to a
   supervisor or HR or a manager. And let them know, in your own words, how
   you feel about this. Leave a voice mail message if you have to, but try to
   speak to an actual person. Be courteous, but be clear about how you feel.

   2. Email current District Attorney Mike Ramos @ mra...@sbcda.org and let
   him know how you feel.

   3. Email the new incoming District Attorney Jason Anderson *by filling
   out this form.*
   <https://act.realjusticepac.org/go/1441?t=1&akid=4810%2E137281%2EA3kN0u> His
   motto when he ran for office was “public safety, not politics.” Let’s hold
   him to that.

   4. Email Chief Deputy District Attorney Julie Peterson @
   jpeter...@sbcda.org and let her know how you feel.

Let’s start there and give this a few days.

If any employee of a mainstream corporation said this, they’d already be
fired. Public employees, particularly ones who hold life and death in their
hands with the justice system, should be held to an even higher standard.

Let’s go!

— Shaun

PS: if you want to help us keep fighting back against corrupt DAs all
across the country, *chip in to support our work at Real Justice here.
<https://act.realjusticepac.org/go/1442?t=2&akid=4810%2E137281%2EA3kN0u> *Your
contribution will help us elect reform-minded prosecutors who are committed
to using the powers of their office to promote public safety, achieve
justice, fight structural racism, and defend our communities from abuse by
state power.
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