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CLIFFORD E. SMITH
CLIFFORD E, SMITH, JR.
CLYDE E. REED
E. GAINES DAVIS, JR.
EDWARD L. FOSSETT
SMITH, RELKD, YESSIN & DAVIS
SIXTH FLOOR. MCCLUPE BUILDING
AREA CODE 502
September 15, 1966 227-6656
Honorable Ivan Allen, Mayor
Dear Mayor Allen:
Having read all summer about the racial unrest in various
parts of the country and the activities of the leaders of certain militant
Negro organizations in fomenting these disturbances, I have wondered
what had become of the laws against incitement to rioting. I am de-
lighted that you have decided to make use of your law on this subject and
am of the opinion that if it had been used more generously elsewhere,
the trouble which erupted in Atlanta, which has had an excellent record
in race relations, might not have ever developed.
I hope that you will stick to your guns and prosecute Mr. Car-
michael to the full extent justified by the evidence, and that your example
may encourage the public officials charged with maintaining law and
order in other cities, to deal with these disturbances in the same man-