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Monday, January 30, 2012

Join the "JUSTICE FIRST" Movement

Join the "JUSTICE FOR DANNY CHEN FIRST" movement. Why?
There are people emphasizing "TRAINING PROGRAMS against bullying/
hazing." It could be an attempt to REDIRECT our attentions, we must
keep our eyes on the ball -- JUSTICE.

If the guilty were let off easy, even the best training program will NOT
be effective in stopping bullying/hazing.
The guilty must be punished
justly. After that good training may have an impact.

Be Smart. Watch How Events Are Developing

1) Danny Chen was reported as having committed suicide.

2) EIGHT GIS were charged for causing the death of Danny Chen.

3) The relatives and friends of the EIGHT started lobbying their own
Congressional Delegates to find a way to get the "guilty" ones off easy.
Human nature. Don't blame the friends and relatives of those EIGHT.

4) Some politicians begin scheming how to let the "guilty" off easy.
RE-DIRECTION of our attention such as emphasizing "training
programs" could be one way.

5) Are we catching on to it? No! Indeed some Asian American elected
officials and organizations might even have unknowingly helped
along the REDIRECTION game.

On Jan 23, Asian Am. elected officials, Repts. Judy Chu and Mike
Honda joined NY Senator Gillibrand and Congresswoman Velazquez to
send a letter to Army Sec. McHugh. The letter asked detailed questions
about the "TRAINING PROGRAMS" WITHOUT emphasizing "JUSTICE FOR
DANNY CHEN FIRST." This is likely done with the best intentions. However,
the letter is less than thoughtful. Is a training program our focus
or JUSTICE?

6) On the same day, the most serious charge against the first soldier
who went through a pretrial investigative hearing was "recommended
to be dropped."

7) 80-20 was alarmed. It sprang to action.

o Next day S.B. sent a letter to Army Sec. McHugh stressing the
importance of justice for Danny.

o In addition, SB contacted US Senator Chris Coons and
Congresswoman Judy Chu
urging them to take a stand for
"JUSTICE FIRST."

o Senator Coons wrote a letter to Army Sec. McHugh, stressing 2 KEY
ELEMENTS of possible Injustice:

"Specifically, the recommendation by the recent Article 32 hearing to
not pursue involuntary manslaughter charges, and the discussion over
the location of any future courts martial have sparked frustration among
many in the Asian Am. community, which I take very seriously." See his
letter at the end of this email. Thank you, Senator Chris Coons!

o Congresswoman Judy Chu and her Asian Pacific Am Congressional
Caucus issued a press release "expressing outrage against the
dropped charge."

o 80-20 EF urges Rept. Judy Chu and her Asian Pacific Am Congressional
Caucus to express their outrage to Army Sec. McHugh! None of her 2 letters
to Sec. McHugh regarding Danny Chen has stressed "Justice First." We'll
deeply appreciate your doing it.

No amount of training against bullying will do any good,
if the "guilty" will be let off easy!

Join the "JUSTICE FIRST" movement. Speak up at the poster-board please. Click on
http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/politicaledu/posterboard.asp Thanks.

SB, President, 80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc.
http://www.80-20EF.org

CLICK ANYWHERE WITHIN SEN. COONS' LETTER TO SEE A LARGER COPY.

Announcement and Acknowledgments

(A) S.B. Woo will be in LA attending a CAFA convention ( www.cafasc.org) to
accept an award:

DATE & TIME: Feb 4th (Saturday), Social hour at 6 pm; dinner at 6:30 pm
LOCATION: Quiet Cannon Restaurant, 901 N. Via San Clementa,
Montebello, CA 90640 Tel. 323-724-9284
To Reserve Tickets: Email "U.J. Fan" ujfan@csupomona.edu

(B) We gratefully acknowledge these generous contributions:
Francis W. Chow, Matawan, NJ: $1,000 to 80-20 PAC
George W. Lee, Montville, NJ: $1,000 to 80-20 PAC, and
Ping S. Chun, Santa Barbara, CA: $1,000 to 80-20 Edu'l Foundation


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

More on Justice for Danny Chen/ SB's letter and ...

Background Information

(1) The most serious charge against the first of the 8 soldiers, accused of
causing Danny Chen's death, was recommended to be dropped at the
conclusion of a pretrial investigative hearing. Click on a NY Times article of
yesterday:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/nyregion/soldier-may-not-face-involuntary-manslaughter-charge-in-danny-chens-death.html

(2) There is an alarming NEW development!!! It's discussed below SB's letter.

80-20 EF Immediately Took Actions.

(1) 80-20 EF President S. B. Woo sent a letter to Army Secretary McHugh,
return receipt requested. The letter is copied to Secretaries of State,
Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chief of Staff.

(2) He also enlisted the help of Senator Chris Coons of
Delaware, who is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Comm. See
Sen. Coons reply this morning to S.B.'s emailed to him of yesterday
afternoon.

"Dear S.B., Thank you for bringing this terrible situation to my
attention. I will ask my office to prepare an appropriate letter to
Army Sect'y McHugh and any other appropriate contacts raising
concerns that this be handled swiftly and appropriately.
Best wishes, Chris"

A Letter From S. B. Woo To Army Sect'y McHugh

This letter is very different from other letters regarding this matter -- what sets 80-20 apart!
Click anywhere within the letter, a very large image of the letter will appear.

Note that S. B's letter does NOT ask the Army to institute programs to
stop hazing or bullying. 80-20 EF believes that we should focus on
securing justice for Danny Chen first, because if the guilty is not
punished, no amount of training against bullying will have any effect.

Indeed, when due punishment is handed out, it is the best training program
against bullying and hazing. Watch out! Some orgs. and politicians may
attempt to thwart justice by redirecting your attention to emphasizing "training
programs."
Don't fall for it!

Should Justice For Danny Be Ahead of Training Programs?

Don't forget to comment 1ff whether justice for Danny Chen is MORE

important than training programs against bullying/hazing. Show your
integrity. Voice your view openly at EF's posterboard. Click on
http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/politicaledu/posterboard.asp
GET INVOLVED!

S. B. Woo
President, 80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc. (http://www.80-20EF.org)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Justice for Danny Chen; Most Serious Charge dropped?

Background Information

The most serious charge against the first of the 8 soldiers, accused of
causing Danny Chen's death, was recommended to be dropped at the
conclusion of a pretrial investigative hearing. Click on a NY Times article of
yesterday:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/nyregion/soldier-may-not-face-involuntary-manslaughter-charge-in-danny-chens-death.html

80-20 EF Immediately Took Actions.

(1) 80-20 EF President S. B. Woo sent a letter to Army Secretary McHugh,
return receipt requested. The letter is copied to Secretaries of State,
Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chief of Staff.

(2) He also enlisted the help of Senator Chris Coons of
Delaware, who is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Comm. See
Sen. Coons reply this morning to S.B.'s emailed to him of yesterday
afternoon.

"Dear S.B., Thank you for bringing this terrible situation to my
attention. I will ask my office to prepare an appropriate letter to
Army Sect'y McHugh and any other appropriate contacts raising
concerns that this be handled swiftly and appropriately.
Best wishes, Chris"

A Letter From S. B. Woo To Army Sect'y McHugh

This letter is very different from other letters regarding this matter -- what sets 80-20 apart!



Note that S. B's letter does NOT ask the Army to institute programs to
stop hazing or bullying. 80-20 EF believes that we should focus on
securing justice for Danny Chen first, because the more one demands
the larger the resistance to giving justice to Danny's family. Tactics!

Discussion of the BIG picture will continue soon

This space was designed to mostly discuss the BIG picture facing our
community. We'll discuss topics of overriding interests to our community
that are so big, complex and sensitive that few dare to touch.

However, thinking big is not that useful, unless it is also related to the real
world. So occasionally, this space will deal with the real world. The above
lightening fast reaction to the news of possibly dropping the most serious charge
against an accused is an example.

Don't forget that you may comment or even start your own discussion at
EF's posterboard. Clic 145 k on
http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/politicaledu/posterboard.asp
GET INVOLVED!

S. B. Woo
President, 80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc. (http://www.80-20EF.org)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Examine the BIG picture together with S. B. Woo

Dear Friends:

As you know I had retreated to the 2nd line regarding
80-20 Political Action Comm. A PAC is NOT tax exempt, but
may help elect or UN-elect any politician. Hence, a PAC is a
MUST-political-weapon for us to defend ourselves.

I'll still lead 80-20 Educational Foundation (EF), a tax exempt
organization engaged in political education. With your help,
I'll issue a monthly EF e-newsletter to discuss the BIG PICTURE
faced by our community -- topics so BIG & COMPLEX that we
don't normally have the time/courage/experience and knowledge
to tackle. But tackle we must, because they are the CONTROLLING
elements of our destiny.

EF has a poster-board enabling dialogues!!! You may critique,
comment, & start your own discussion via the poster-board. To see
the poster-board, click on
http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/politicaledu/posterboard.asp

S. B. Woo
President, 80-20 Educational Foundation, EF
http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org

The Topics We'll Examine Together

o What is more important to Asian Ams politically today? Why?

a) More elected Asian Americans (Governors, Senators & Representatives)?
b) More high-ranking appointed officials e.g cabinet members?
c) More national civic organizations like JACL (Japanese Am. Citizens' League),
NFIA (Nat'l Federation of Indian Ams) & OCA (Organization of Chinese Ams)?
d) More Political Action Committees (e.g 80-20 PAC, CAPA)?

In short, will AsAms ever become politically strong, if we don't know how to
INVEST politically?

o How to apply our political knowledge to help Asian Am youngsters even
the playing field in their college applications, and secure justice
in the tragic death of Danny Chen?

o Why are our politicians always bashing Asian countries (first Japan,
now China and possibly next India), especially during election time?
Why are politicians so accommodating to Israel but so harsh on Asian
nations (Japan in the 1980s; China & Pakistan now) during election times?

In short, does such bashing help or hurt our struggle to be equal citizens of
the USA?

o Why aren't the rich and powerful Asian Americans helping out
their own community's struggle to be equal citizens of America?

In short, those who are in the best positions to help their own folks sat on the
side line.
Is that a shame on them, or us or on us ALL?

o The extreme injustice in Vincent Chin's case was partially helped along by AsAms
-- a mistake rarely publicized and discussed. Should that be a lesson to us in
Danny Chen's case?
Are we making a mistake in Danny Chen's case even today?

In short, should we do frank self-examination and seek immediately remedy?

Tune in to this space. We discuss essential topics
that others don't dare to touch.


 

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