Forty years ago on Feb. 19, 1983, 13 people were shot to death at a gambling club in Seattle’s Chinatown in what became known as the Wah Mee massacre—the worst mass murder in Seattle history.
EDITORIAL: Racially charged comedy is no laughing matter
Kids say the darndest things. On Oct. 16, Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC-TV aired a segment called “Kid’s Table” in which the comedian asked a panel of young children how America should pay back the $1.3 trillion it owes China.
Tony Ng to be paroled — ICE has 6 months to deport him after release date
By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Tony Ng, convicted participant in the 1983 Wah Mee Massacre, will soon be set free from prison — and sent
1983 — 13 killed in Wah Mee massacre
BLOG: Remembering Michael So’s kidnapping
Michael So, Hong Kong opera star and former owner of Honey Court Restaurant, passed away recently. Most people are unaware that he was kidnapped in 1982. (The two criminals were Wah Mee killers in 1983.) They robbed him at gunpoint at his Queen Anne home and later locked him in his own car trunk, leaving […]
Inmate Ng makes his plea to parole board
Throughout his hour-long parole hearing, Wai-Chu “Tony” Ng gave reasons for the members of the Indeterminate Sentence Review Board (ISRB) to consider as they decide whether to grant him parole on his last five-year count at McNeil Island Corrections Center (MICC) in southern Puget Sound.
Wah Mee victims’ family members emotional at public meeting
Doris Wong-Estridge, niece of victim Wing “Bill” Wong (no relation to Gim Lum Wong), attended the last hearing but did not speak publicly. This time was different. She says it was important that the board hear from her why Ng, who was acquitted of murder but sentence to 35 years in prison for his participation in the massacre, should not be granted parole.