Davenport lawyer Eric Puryear, who has helped to arrange peaceable protests in opposition to police brutality in Davenport, stated Wednesday that his work will need to have struck a nerve.
In Wednesday’s mail, Puryear obtained a threatening letter, warning him to, “Watch out it’s possible you’ll be subsequent. Bang.” The letter stated that, “If black lives matter, inform your type (n——) to stop killing one another.”
“My paralegal opened up the mail this afternoon,” he stated. “We normally get the mail about 2:30-Three p.m. and he or she stated, ‘You bought a imply letter.’
“Plenty of occasions if I get a imply letter it might be like an individual who’s in jail I’ve by no means heard of earlier than who needs me to drive three hours to listen to their case they usually’re mad that I received’t go to them and supply my providers totally free,” Puryear stated. “Their thought is to sue the police and we’ll all be millionaires later. That’s not the way it works.”
However the letter that arrived at his workplace Wednesday ended with the phrase, “Bang,” which makes it greater than only a racist rant; it makes it threatening.
“I’ve helped set up three protests, with the fourth scheduled for the 19th (of September),” he stated. “I assume I might see it as a sign of success if the idiots are taking discover. I simply don’t prefer it.”
Puryear stated he isn’t anti-police, or anti-law.