Crime

Dear Mr President, I wish to bring to your attention a troubling development in Rwanda's business and investment climate. This is, of course, an area in which your organization regularly showcases Rwanda as a star performer. Your 2017 Doing Business Report ranks Rwanda 2nd in Africa after Mauritius, and 56th globally out of 190 countries. These rankings notwithstanding, there are signs that Rwanda's broader business and investment climate is not what it often appears to be. Allow me to illustrate this with a recent example. On January 5, 2017, businesses and nonprofit organizations operating in residential premises or homes converted into offices were given three months to relocate to commercial facilities. By the end of March 2017, all businesses and nonprofit organizations...
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To my peers who believed him, It has been almost a year since everything happened and almost nothing has changed the way I feel about it since I decided I was important. While this may have been chalked up to a scandal or an "embarrassing moment" to the public, this was a critical turning point in my personal life. I spend a lot of time awake at night wishing I had woken up January 25th, 2016 with my respiratory infection and chosen to stay inside and rest up. I wish my last public mistake didn't leave me so vulnerable that I felt the need to surround myself with people despite the fact that I could not breathe. I spend a lot of time wishing I had trusted even my buzzed instinct to move away from him when I got into the trunk of the car because I knew he was trouble. I wish...
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December 19th 2016 Dear Chief Carl L. Harvey, On December 19th 2016 shortly after 12:30am 2 Officers of the La Sale Police Department knock at my door. I did not know who was at my door as I hear it pounding. The expression "Knocking like the Police" came to mind. I was in the bathroom as I wondered if that noise came from my front door or my neighbor’s door. I immediately got nervous since I notice the intensity of the door knock increasing. I approach the door carefully since I didn't know what dangers I may have encountered at this time of night. As I opened the door I saw what appeared to be two officers of the law. They asked if a particular person was here. (I honestly don't remember the name, my roommate remembered the name). I answered "That [name that I don't...
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Really, this letter if for anyone who has the same idea about someone you know who makes you want to harm them right now, but my focus is mainly on the gunman. If you’re out there and trying to plan out your days, how you’ll stay out of the radar and keep your freedom, I have a question for you. Who are you? Are you in pain? Ok, that’s two questions. And I will probably give you my opinion at the end of this letter. But honestly I have more. I was just wondering actually, how did you get to the point where your only choice in your particular situation was to take out a three year old? No, Seriously. What made you want to do it? I picture a variety of people who could have done this and their reasons. I have been accused of being too nice and forgiving and I know my accusers are...
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Formal Complaint against the Archbishop of Canterbury and the failure to record the matter properly by phone this morning CC: IICSA and to be published online. Dear William Nye and Archbishop's council, This complaint is copied to the police, who for years have beaten and imprisoned me to try to silence me for the Church of England. I am alive but horrifically damaged and eventually I will collapse as Bob Hill did while trying to defend me against the Church. The Church haven't taken responsibility for Bob's collapse or the harm to me, but the police have a duty to deal with the Church, the police are afraid to deal with Bishops and Archbishops and their hefty and Godless legal teams that invalidate the Church of England, as is seen in the cases of Peter Ball and Bishop Bell...
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Dear Non-profit, It is rather unfortunate that I would have to write a public letter to express my discomfort with your actions, but I am afraid this is the only alternative seeing as you refuse to hear any correction that is given in a direct manner. I will explain, for those who don’t know, that I am what most people would call a human-trafficking victim, what some would call a survivor, and what I personally prefer to call a recovering prostitute. I went through a year-long residential program through which I received extensive care and healing, as well as a close-up view to the disturbing dynamics that occur in some non-profits and ministries that work with women leaving the industry. It is distressful to recollect many of the events and attitudes I’ve witnessed as a woman in...
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The story I am going to write is true but I am going to write it anonymously because I am not brave enough to handle the consequences. There is a lady who is 56 years old and differently able; goes to a kind of remote village to teach in a government school which has no direct connectivity from her home; though she can be easily transferred to the nearest school but thanks to the inefficiency, corruption and politics her plea was rejected several times over last one decade. She can't help but to be late, which is wrong. But this has given reasons to few people to blackmail and threaten the lady. She has to face the village people and explain everyday why she is late, alright! she explains because she knows she was late which is wrong. She refuses to give few bags of grain from mid-day...
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My father is a recently convicted paedophile. These are not easy words to write, and believe it or not, they're even harder to say. But it's the truth, and no amount of beating around the bush is going to change the matter. My father is a recently convicted paedophile. It's a tough position to be in – to be a family member of the guilty party. I'm not one of those who was abused during the course of my father's actions, now have I received any sort of abuse, first-hand, from anyone who is aware of the connection between us. Yet, I still consider myself a victim of his actions. I still feel as though I have a right to, at the very least, an apology. Let me explain my reasoning, and hopefully, by the end of this, you'll agree with me. The investigation and court process took just...
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It's hard to decide who to make this letter out to. It's hard to type this letter in the first place. This letter is to anybody who still does not completely understand the world of a rape victim, but that seemed like much too long of a title. A couple of days ago, my brother and I were driving by a college campus and saw signs along the lines of "A text back does not mean yes," or, "Hanging out and watching Netflix does not mean yes." My brother immediately acted repulsed by these signs, referring to them as 'those tumblr-feminist signs.' My brother is a very intelligent man, and it broke my heart to hear him say these things. It broke my heart to realize he knew nothing about rape culture. I hope this letter is able to move some people to speak out about rape culture, explain to...
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Dear Sir/Ma’m, This is an attempt to bring a corruption incident to your notice, which occurred outside Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi at the prepaid taxi counter. My wife and I were travelling from SFO, California, US to our native place in UP. On Oct 17th, 2016 evening we got down at the airport and after coming outside I approached the prepaid taxi counter to take a cab to the hotel I was staying at. The person who was giving the receipt at the counter asked me to pay Rs. 470 as the fair, I reluctantly gave a 500 Rs note. He asked 50 more as night / additional luggage charge, as I gave him 50 more, he asked for Rs. 400 more saying that I gave him only 100 in the beginning waving a 100 rupee note, to that I replied “No ! I think I gave you Rs 500 note”, he waved the...
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