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 […]
Compiled by Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly 1. Donnie Chin murder devastates community Hundreds of people gathered at Hing Hay Park for a memorial July 26, to honor the memory of Donnie Chin, who was devoted to the International District (ID). Chin served as ad hoc security around the ID neighborhood since he was a […]
By Colleen Long and Tom Hays Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The indictment of New York Police Department Officer Peter Liang Wednesday on charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the stairwell shooting of Akai Gurley comes two months after a grand jury declined to charge Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly He’s my oldest friend in the world and I love him like my own brother. But I don’t think I’ll be talking to him for awhile.
By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly On January 19, 2015, a large crowd gathered at Garfield High School <!–more–>in Seattle to rally and march on behalf of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and the continued struggle that faces the United States as a result of Ferguson and the series of deaths of unarmed black citizens […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot and killed by a gang member from Baltimore, Md. on Saturday afternoon on Dec. 20th, according to the New York Police Department. Office Liu and his partner were sitting in their patrol car while on duty in Brooklyn, N.Y. when […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Approximately 1000 people gathered in Chinatown Saturday afternoon to honor the lives of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The crowd met at Garfield High School in the Central District and then proceeded to the International District. The protestors chanted and carried signs that read “I can’t breathe” in memory of […]