This is going to be a short post, mainly to spread awareness on Peter Liang’s situation.
More than 10,000 people will reportedly join rallies across the US next week to protest the conviction of a Chinese-American police officer for killing a man with a bullet which ricocheted, with the local Chinese-American community calling the verdict a “result of politics, not justice.”
Finally the Asian community is fighting back over the injustice of Peter Liang’s conviction of manslaughter. Liang has been used a scapegoat by the NYPD, making him an representative of police shootings. It is very odd indeed that Liang was one of the very few convicted for an accidental shooting whilst many Caucasian police officers have gotten away free of charge, for instance Pantaleo’s fatal choking. In other cases much further reduced charges, for instance this police officer only received one year for manslaughter. Privilege or justice?
Help spread awareness of this racially motivated decision, hopefully Liang will get a fairer trial. Check out this analysis of the jury, to see how skewed it was.