Anton Segal Memorial Scholarship Fund
Correspondence - June, 2004
June 5, 2004
RE: People v. Daniel Alas, for the murder of Anton Segal
Judge Philip Moscone
Superior Court of California
850 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Dear Judge Moscone:
I write to respectfully urge you to accord Mr. Daniel Alas the maximum punishment possible in People v. Daniel Alas following Mr. Alas' second conviction for the murder of Anton Segal.
I am currently a rising junior at Harvard University, Anton's alma mater, and I also happen to be a native of the Bay Area. Through the tremendous generosity of Anton's parents, family, and friends, I have just received the inaugural Anton Segal Memorial Traveling Fellowship - a grant that, beginning this year, will be awarded to one or more Harvard undergraduates annually to support summertime travel to the less privileged and less well understood parts of the world, exactly the kind of places that Anton relished exploring when he was alive. Although I am only a very recent inductee into Anton's remarkable circle of supporters, I have already been astonished by the vibrancy of his living memory, overwhelmed by the dedication of his family and friends to sustaining that memory, and humbled by the honor of playing my own part in this endeavor by spending this summer teaching indigenous children in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Even though I never met Anton myself, in the past several weeks it has become clearly apparent to me that only a most cruel and cowardly act could have ended a life like his. I join Mr. and Mrs. Segal and all the rest of Anton's friends and family in asking that Mr. Alas receive the stringent punishment that he so rightly deserves. Thank you for your time and for your concern.