D.A. Krasner –
I hope this letter finds you well. My name is Katelin Gorski, and I am the sister of Olivia Gorski. It’s quite possible you’ve heard her name before – recently she’s publicly been referred to as the “soulmate of Milan Loncar.” Have you heard of him? I sure hope you have.
In light of the events of Wednesday, January 13 I feel it important to highlight some of the new skills you’ve attained, some of the new things you can add to your resume, if you will. Everyone deserves recognition for their accomplishments.
You now have a record that bears responsibility for the taking of a young man’s life. Milan Loncar was walking his dog near his home in Brewerytown, minding his own business when he was senselessly murdered by Josephus Davis — the man who was released from prison just two weeks before, due to the negligence and lack of interest from your D.A.’s office. In case you don’t remember, your office agreed to lower his bail to nearly nothing, allowing him to walk and add a major case to his already-lengthy rap sheet.
That brings me to your next new credential: changing the life of so many people for the worse. Thanks to you a mother will never hug her baby boy again. A sister will never walk around the block to have a family dinner with her brother. A girlfriend will never get to see what amazing memories the future held, and countless friends will never share laughs over dinner and drinks.
I think I should personally thank you too, for without you I never would have gotten some of the opportunities I’ve recently had. You gave me the chance to listen to my 23-year-old sister cry while assisting the mother of her 25-year-old boyfriend in planning his funeral. Without your actions I may have never seen first-hand just what kind of evil exists in the world. If you hadn’t made countless errors, I wouldn’t have had to say goodbye to one of the best young men I’ve ever had the pleasure of calling family. Maybe thank you isn’t the right phrase — instead I’d like to blame you for all these things.
Milan’s family, my sister, and every other person who loved him so much will suffer from your actions for a long time. Eventually we will begin to pick up the pieces and heal and aim to live our lives with the same kind hearts and smile Milan held. You, however… well I think you are incapable of living with a good heart. Instead, you will live with the blood on your hands for the untimely death of an amazing person — but hey, I hear this isn’t a first for you.
Other families have raised their voices too, so I know I’m not alone. There are the Peongs, who were “stunned” when your office gave a sweetheart deal to the man who tried to murder their father Mike at his West Philadelphia store with an AK-47, dropping attempted murder charges and letting him walk in less than ten years.
Other families have raised their voices too, so I know I’m not alone.
There are the Wilsons, who were “disgusted” by your office’s deal with the men who killed Sgt. Robert Wilson III while he was buying a video game for his son.
There is the widow of SWAT Cpl. James O’Connor, Terri, who similarly believes his killer should have been in jail.
There are the Jones’, whose seven-year-old son was murdered by somebody who, like Josephus Davis, should never have been walking the streets in the first place.
And there are the Schellengers, who can credibly say that your office suppressed evidence that would have convicted the man who killed their son.
Do you see a pattern here? It’s you, and you’ve left death, destruction and sadness as your legacy in Philadelphia.
As I’ve said on video, I would never wish what happened to my family on yours or anybody who works for you. I just wish that the people under you learn from their mistakes, though I am doubtful you can learn from yours.
Thank you for your time, and while my parents always taught me to wish people the best, I just don’t have the ability to do that for you.
Katelin Gorski is the sister of Olivia Gorski, whose boyfriend Milan Loncar was killed while walking his dog in Brewerytown on January 13th.