It’s a tragedy. An innocent life cut short, and ended unexpectedly. What happened to Akai Gurley was a tragedy. Former NYPD officer Peter Liang, who was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter on Feb. 11 for shooting and killing Gurley, an unarmed Black man, should not face any prison time. That was the recommendation of the […]
By John Liu Northwest Asian Weekly On Feb. 20, a rally protesting the recent conviction of 28-year-old New York Police Department (NYPD) officer Peter Liang, who shot and killed an unarmed Black man, Akai Gurley, also 28, started peacefully at the Westlake Downtown Park. More than 500 people showed up to the rally at 1:00 […]
This Monday, Jan. 18, many Americans across the nation — but not enough — will celebrate and honor the legacy of the most famous Civil Rights activist in this country. Instead of treating this federal holiday like any other day off of work, we strongly urge you to attend and participate in the 34th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, a rally and march, at Garfield High School in Seattle.