In late November, Sgt. Andrew Van Bockel became the seventh soldier to be found guilty in relation to the death of Pvt. Danny Chen. However, what should’ve been hailed as a victory and justice served was little more than lip service. What was Van Bockel’s punishment for being the ringleader of the harassment Chen faced? […]
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Staff Sgt. Andrew J. Van Bockel received his sentence for his role in the suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at Fort Bragg. He was sentenced to two reductions in rank, an official reprimand, and 60 days of hard labor.
By Staff The Associated Press FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Another soldier is being punished for his role in the suicide of an Army private, who authorities say killed himself because he was hazed over his Chinese ancestry.
Chu has created a petition calling for the Department of Defense to enforce a zero-tolerance policy for hazing in the military …
Over the years, as immigrants struggle to empower ourselves and each other, the quickest way to impede progress is through hazing. This is because hazing, in any organization and on all levels, carries with it the basic psychology of having to prove oneself or earn one’s keep in order to be granted with acceptance and belonging. …
By Staff The Associated Press FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An Army sergeant was sentenced
By Allen Reed Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A sergeant accused of hazing a private because of his Chinese heritage will go on trial this week on charges the abuse led to the soldier’s suicide.
By Deepti Hajela The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The harassment of 19-year-old Danny Chen started in basic training — teasing about his name, repeated questions of whether he was from China, even though he was a born-and-raised New Yorker.
By Chris Hawley The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Eight U.S. soldiers have been charged in the death of a fellow GI, a Chinese American who apparently shot himself in Afghanistan after being subjected to what a community activist said were assaults and ethnic taunts from his comrades.
Last week, criminal military charges were filed against eight soldiers for involuntary manslaughter, negligent homicide, and assault, among other charges, for the death of Pvt. Danny Chen. Chen shot himself in Afghanistan after being subjected to what some say were assaults and ethnic taunting from his fellow soldiers.