A young man named Peter Liang wanted to become a police officer ever since he can remember and he wanted to serve the very community that betrayed him. He made a mistake while on duty. His gun accidentally went off, a bullet ricocheted off a cinder block and killed a man.
#BlackLivesMatter and other leftist groups used this case to influence the prosecutor and the jurors who convicted him of the worst possible charge.
About 15,000 people, mostly members of the Chinese-American community, rallied on Cadman Plaza, just outside the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, on Saturday to protest the manslaughter conviction of police officer Peter Liang, 28.
Officer Liang was a rookie cop working a dangerous vertical patrol in a tenement that frequently houses criminal activity when a loud bang as he was opening a door led to him accidentally fire his gun down. The bullet hit a cinder block and ricocheted off the block, killing an innocent black man, Akai Gurley also 28 years of age.
Immense pressure from #BlackLivesMatter and other far-left groups coincided with the jury coming to a guilty verdict on the manslaughter charge.
It was a tragedy, an accident, and a persecution of the officer.
“We’re here today to let people know that Chinese-Americans count as well,” protester Don Lee, a candidate for New York’s state Assembly from lower Manhattan, told Associated Press. “It is a tragedy that Akai Gurley was shot and killed… But this tragedy’s been compounded by another tragedy, that Peter Liang, in an accident, is going to go to jail for up to 15 years.”
Liang is scheduled to be sentenced on April 14th but his lawyer who attended the protest, is asking that the verdict be set aside.
Thousands marched for Officer Liang in other cities including Philadelphia, San Francisco, LA, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver and Miami.
The group supporting Officer Liang, The “Coalition of Justice for Liang”is a national group and they have arranged 30 protests so far.
A counter protest by a hard left group of about three dozen people was held across the street, separated by officers. They say it is an insult to the Gurley family. The logic of that is hard to follow.
The usual leftists from Occupy were with the anti-Liang protest. The counter protest was organized by the hard left group, Peoples’Power.net. If you go to their website and read their mission statement, you will see they are as far left as any communist group.
Everything Matters radio show has been exploring the events surrounding this travesty and persecution of Officer Peter Liang.
Douglas Lee, Officer Peter Liang’s spokesperson, explained the details of the case on the show which has far-reaching consequences beyond Officer Liang. This is truly a breakdown in our Justice system and it’s deliberate.