The Following Exchange is Reprinted With the Permission of John Bartley. 
Private Addresses Are Removed From Emails.

Sent: Monday, December 22, 2003 1:24 PM
Subject: Fw: RE: Story of the 25th of November

Dear Dr. Niman,  

Below is a letter I wrote to Matt Gryta, and his response.

-----Original Message-----

From: John M Bartley
Sent: 12/20/2003 12:56 PM
Subject: Story of the 25th of November    

20 December, 03

Dear Journalist,

   I believe that your Novemer 25th article on the Critical Mass incident contained  falsehoods.

  I am fairly certain that abuse of power among police is a significant problem in this city. This opinion is based upon personal experience, as well as credible confidential disclosures I have received, and other recent incidents documented publicly, such as the bogus traffic holdups on Humboldt Parkway.

  What I find most appalling is that you charged Michael Niman with biting a police officer after he was acquitted of that charge. I believe that you should either offer a retraction of that statement, or provide new evidence that lends support to your assertion.

Yours truly,  

John Bartley
xxx xxxxxxxxx
Buffalo, NY 14214

---------- Forwarded Message ----------

From: "Gryta, Matt" <>
To: 'John M Bartley ' <>
Subject: RE: Story of the 25th of November
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 12:02:16 -0500

 Feel free to complain about me to the management of The Buffalo News.