In addition to sending hate mail directly to William Kunstler’s home, many concerned citizens wrote letters directly to J. Edgar Hoover expressing their concern (and often outrage) over Kunstler’s actions or speeches. The FBI kept the letters on file and usually responded with a letter of recognition.
"Dear J. Edgar Hoover,
My wife and I and all our friends agree wholeheartedly with BLANK BLANK that William Kunstler should be charged with crossing state lines to incite riots. Judge Hoffman was right when he said these men were too dangerous to be let out on the streets. We hope there is something you can do to stop this anarchist.
…We have been having a lot of trouble in our town about housing for negroes. These negroes all have the same lawyer. From all reports this attorney also represents the NAACP. This would be highly commendable if his motives were justice and fair play. However, I doubt it very much, based on what I know. It looks like the same Commie pattern. The lawyers name is William Kunstler…”
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