Our Only Interest : JUSTICE for Officer Peter Liang
Indictment Against Peter Liang Politically Motivated?
Some made the above charge. 80-20 is not ready to believe it yet. However, 80-20 must be ready to act, when called for. In the event that politics is interfering against justice, 80-20 shall play a counter-balancing role.
So we looked into politics in Brooklyn and the track record of District Attorney (DA) Kenneth Thompson.
The Demographics of Brooklyn
The demographics, shown in the table below, project a rapidly rising political role for Asian Ams in Brooklyn elections.
From 1990 to 2010, the population of non-Hispanic Whites, blacks and Hispanics all decreased. In contrast, that of Asian increased by 135%, or approximately 5% per year.
By Spring of 2017, when the next Democratic primary for Brooklyn DA will occur, the Asian population will be about 16%. A primary in which one constituent has an emotional grudge is where a PAC like 80-20 can play a pivotal role.
The Track Record of DA Ken Thompson
DA Thompson was elected in 2013 after a very bitter election against a 6-term former Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes. Thompson was sworn in as DA on 1/1/2014. He seems to be doing a respectable job. Being a public servant in a city like Brooklyn is not easy. 80-20 wishes him luck.
However, in 1.2 years, DA Thompson has generated much negative publicity.