Heed the Warnings.
2 Prestigious Newspapers Spoke Out Against DOJ
As early as a month ago, NY Times published a strongly worded editorial entitled "The Rush to Find China's Moles" condemning DOJ's abuse of government power which ruined the lives of innocent Chinese Americans.
"F.B.I. agents and federal prosecutors appear to have acted with reckless haste.. . . . But these concerns [of threats from Chin] cannot justify prosecutions driven by supposition rather than solid evidence. The charges filed against Mr. Xi and Ms. Chen traumatized them and their families and needlessly damaged their professional reputations. Neither got an explanation or an apology from the government. They deserve both."
A few days ago, on November 12, Washington Post published an "opinion", entitled "Chinese-Americans are being caught mistakenly in in the U.S.'s cybercrime dragnet" by Peter Zeidenberg. It stated,
"And while the danger posed by Chinese agents may indeed be real, so is the danger of overreacting to it . . . prosecutors have proceeded as if wearing blinders, . . . plowing ahead with prosecutions that should never have been brought. . . innocent U.S. citizens have been victimized by their government . . . had their employment and livelihoods threatened and been forced to pay for legal defenses that could easily bankrupt anyone of modest means."
Peter Zeidebberg is the lawyer for both Sherry Chen & Prof. Xiaoxing Xi. 80-20 likes to use this opportunity to salute Peter for standing up for justice.
Who Understands More About US Politics???
It is highly unusual that 2 of the most prestigious newspapers in the US, known for their deep understanding of US government and politics, condemn the US government, one publishing an EDITORIAL and the other an OPINION. They probably realize that many new immigrants from China don't understand the "norm" of US governmental practices. 80-20 deeply appreciates their warnings to the Chinese Am. community. Notice the words used in their respective condemnations "reckless haste", "danger", and "victimized by their government." Wake up! FORWARD this to your friends.
S. B. Woo
President and a volunteer for the past 17 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.
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