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Supporters of New York Police Officer Peter Liang Vow to Continue Fight

posted by Randall

Peter Liang

Peter Liang

Two years after the indictment of then New York police officer Peter Liang, hundreds of people who mobilized to support him are vowing to stay together and fight for other issues, reports News 12 Brooklyn
 
The Coalition of Asian Americans for Civil Rights sprang up to protest the charges against Liang, who … Read more

Asian Americans

Most Viewed Story of the Year: Anger Over Picture of An Asian Flight Attendant

posted by Louis Chan
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This picture of a flight attendant wearing a Black Lives Matter’s pin went viral and sparked a debate on a national movement

 

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 

AsAmNews wraps up our look at the most popular stories of the year with a deeper dive into number 1: Anger over This Picture of Read more

Chinese American

WSJ: $4 Million Settlement Reached in Peter Liang – Akai Gurley Case

posted by Randall
Peter Liang Photo credit: Chinese Action Network

Peter Liang
Photo credit: Chinese Action Network

Former New York Police officer Peter Liang will pay $25,000 to the family of Akai Gurley as part of a $4.5 million dollar settlement reached by the city.

Liang was convicted of criminally negligent homicide after shooting Gurley in a darkened stairwell while patrolling a public housing complex.… Read more

Asian Americans

Colorlines: Justice for Akai Gurley Protestors Demonstrate Outside Chinese Language Paper

posted by Randall

Justice4AkaiGurley

The Chinese language media has been vocal in its support for Peter Liang in the death of Akai Gurley.

When the Sing Tao Daily declined to publish a letter from #Asian4BlackLives criticizing that support for Liang, protestors had had enough.

Colorlines reports about 20 marched to the offices of Sing Tao staging a demonstration outside … Read more

Asian Americans

A Community Divided–The Peter Liang Case

posted by Randall

Peter Liang protest

By Minnie Roh
Asian American Life

Peter Liang’s name became a rallying cry nationwide for justice after he was convicted of manslaughter for shooting an unarmed black man in a housing project stairwell in Brooklyn, New York. He was facing up to 15 years in prison but in a controversial turn of events, Peter Liang … Read more

Chinese American

Supporters of Peter Liang Say There is No Victory

Supporters of Peter Liang Say There is No Victory

posted by ShirleyNLew

By Shirley Lew
AsAmNews New York Correspondent

A big supporter of Peter Liang is refusing to declare victory, despite a judge’s decision to sentence the defendant to probation and community service, but no house arrest or jail time, for the death of Akai Gurley. Even with the the reduced charge from second degree manslaughter to … Read more

Asian Americans

No Jail Time and Reduced Charge of Criminal Negligent Homicide for Peter Liang

No Jail Time and Reduced Charge of Criminal Negligent Homicide for Peter Liang

posted by ShirleyNLew

By Shirley N Lew
AsAmNews New York Correspondent

 

Judge Danny Chun sentenced ex-NYPD officer Peter Liang today to a reduced charge of criminally negligent homicide from second degree manslaughter.

With the reduced charge, Chun’s sentenced Liang to five years probation and 800 hours of community service. The judge removed the recommended six months of … Read more

Chinese American

UPDATED: Judge Sentences Peter Liang to No Jail Time for Death of Akai Gurley

posted by ShirleyNLew
Peter Liang with Defense attorneys

Pool photo by Byron Smith

Reported by Shirley Lew
AsAmNews New York Correspondent

 

Just minutes ago,  Judge Danny Chun handed down a sentence of 5 year probation and 800 hours of community service, but no house arrest for ex-NYPD Officer Peter Liang for the accidental shooting of Akai Gurley in November 2014.

Chun followed … Read more

Chinese American

Guardian: Deep Generational Divide in Chinese American Community Revealed in Peter Liang Case

posted by Randall
Photo by Shirley Lew

Photo by Shirley Lew

Fired New York Police Department officer Peter Liang will be sentenced tomorrow for the death of Akai Gurley.

The case has revealed a deep divide between first generation Chinese Americans and other Asian Americans active in the civil rights movement, reports The Guardian.

“This is a story and a case … Read more

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