Rallies for Officer Liang

By lunaradmin - Apr 17, 2015      
Liang

Rallies are going to be held in cities across the nation, from Los Angeles to New York to protest what some view as unfair treatment of rookie police officer Peter Liang. He was the officer who shot and killed the unarmed black man Akai Gurley in a housing project in Brooklyn.

”The charges in the indictment against Officer Liang are to please the general public. Officer Liang is simply sacrificed for political reason,” said John Chen, a Chairperson of the Coalition of Asian Americans for Civil Rights (CAACR).

The New York City police Commissioner Bill Bratton and other officials have labeled the shooting an accident but the victim’s family is pleading a homicide indictment. In the Asian communities the feeling in this case is split, with some seeing indictment to be fair while others aren’t.

Liang has been charged manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and two counts of official misconduct.

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