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Give Alessandro A. Romano (Alex) a chance.

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Eritrean Community Members

February 28th , 2021

To Whom It May Concern:

We the active members of the Eritrean-American community in the DMV area write this letter to share the kind of person that Alessandro A. Romano is. As a community most of us have known Alessandro’s family for many years. We have great respect for the family and young Alessandro not only as an individual but also as a dedicated member in our community who grew up following his mother’s footsteps. His mother Almaz is and has been a great asset to the Eritrean-American community as she spends long hours molding young people through music, culture and many other activities. Alessandro grew up in an environment that was very positive and his life for the most part has been a reflection of our very respected Eritrean-American community.

A little bit about this young man. He attended Wilson High School in Washington DC and he went on to pursue his higher education at Montgomery College. He has also been involved in military programs where he excelled as a person. Alessandro took his time to work with children but even more he was very generous in his efforts to make sure everyone he dealt with was treated with respect. He is a fair and plain and simple kind hearted human being that will stand up for anyone who is being wronged. It is clear for everyone to see that he does not have a history of any type of crime. He was a hard working individual that got caught up in a heat of the moment exchange and he should be given a chance at rebuilding his life and learning from his mistakes.

It is very heart breaking to see a young man who most of his life has been a part of a great youth group with a positive outcome. He was a leader and an example to many others. It is unfortunate that he is put into a situation that does not reflect the kind of a person he is and has been. We ask as a community that you give him a chance to redeem himself.


Members of the Eritrean-American Community in the DMV.

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