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New York - Activist Calls For Retribution Against Brooklyn DA, Saying NYPD Officer Used As Political Scapegoat

Published on: February 17, 2016 12:19 PM
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FILE - Brooklyn borough district attorney Ken Thompson exits the court room after attending the conviction of New York City police officer Peter Liang at the Brooklyn Supreme court in the Brooklyn borough of New York February 11, 2016. ReutersFILE - Brooklyn borough district attorney Ken Thompson exits the court room after attending the conviction of New York City police officer Peter Liang at the Brooklyn Supreme court in the Brooklyn borough of New York February 11, 2016. Reuters

Brooklyn, NY - Angered by last week’s conviction of a Chinese police officer in the shooting of an unarmed man, Chinese-American activists have vowed to unseat Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson in his upcoming re-election bid, calling him a racist.

As reported last week by VIN News, NYPD officer Peter Liang was found guilty Thursday on charges of manslaughter and official misconduct last week in the 2014 shooting of 28 year old Akai Gurley.

Liang claimed that his weapon accidentally discharged in a housing project stairwell, with the bullet ricocheting off the cinder block walls before fatally striking Gurley.

A jury deliberated for almost twenty hours before convicting Liang on the two charges and the rookie officer, who was terminated by the NYPD immediately after being convicted, faces up to 15 years in prison.
Executive director of the Chinese Action Network (CAN) Karlin Chan, told The New York Post (http://goo.gl/6MXVGC)  that Thompson was using Liang as a scapegoat after waves of angry protests swept the country when police officers were cleared of any charges of wrongdoing in several high profile fatal shootings, as well as the 2014 death of Eric Garner who was put in a chokehold by an NYPD officer.

“This was a political movement by [Thompson] to bring a second-degree-manslaughter charge against Peter,” said Chan who expressed shock at the verdict in what he labeled a clearly unintentional shooting.

Chan said that CAN will be mounting a full scale campaign to prevent Thompson from holding any future elected positions because of the Liang conviction.  A recently created  Facebook page, which links to the CAN website and is titled “Vote Out Ken Thompson 2017,” accuses Thompson of being both anti-law enforcement and a racist.

“No matter what office he runs for, we will be reaching beyond the Chinese and Asian communities, because he’s indicted the whole law enforcement system and he can’t get away with that,” said Chan.


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 Feb 17, 2016 at 01:13 PM bennyt Says:

Why would anyone want to be a cop today in NYC??????????

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 Feb 17, 2016 at 02:33 PM Anonymous Says:

Let me get this straight. A grand jury found that a crime had been committed, and a jury found Liang guilty. Thompson presented the evidence and made what the jury found to be a convincing argument. While I realize it's easy to blame the DA, why isn't CAN blaming the grand jury members and the jurors in the case?

I'm not saying Thompson is blameless, but these are a couple of points that needed to be raised.

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 Feb 17, 2016 at 04:10 PM kenyaninwhitehouse Says:

you see unlike the Jews who support financially all these anti-Israel groups the Chinese are loyal to their own kind and don't support all sorts of anti-Yiddishkeit groups in order to get some funding.

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 Feb 17, 2016 at 06:39 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

Let me get this straight. A grand jury found that a crime had been committed, and a jury found Liang guilty. Thompson presented the evidence and made what the jury found to be a convincing argument. While I realize it's easy to blame the DA, why isn't CAN blaming the grand jury members and the jurors in the case?

I'm not saying Thompson is blameless, but these are a couple of points that needed to be raised.

Because the dumb minority-member jurors don't need much to inflame them against cops, and the da easily uses them as pawns,

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 Feb 17, 2016 at 11:05 PM Anonymous Says:

the yiden of Brooklyn better start going for jurry duty here is your proof that the jury system sucks. the D A can convict a fly on the wall. They fully control the whole judical system and they play a dirty game. That's the reason whenever a Jew in trouble with the law. every lawyer will make him plea guilty because they know A Jew has no chance in this system

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