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Friday, February 27, 2015

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.

Racial composition
2010
1990
19501900
 49.5% 46.9% 92.2%98.3%
-Non-Hispanic 35.8% 40.1% n/an/a
 35.8% 37.9%  7.6%1.6%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
 19.8% 20.1%  n/an/a
 11.3%  4.8%0.1%
0.1%

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.  
See some Newspaper headlines about him below:

DA's detective driver is former drug dealer | New York Post - Oct 29, 2014, and Brooklyn DA treats detectives like personal errand boys - only 4 days ago. One quote in the above article says, ""He's a psychopath," the source said. "There is no DA I know of in the state who has his own ­advance team."

    Shopping for a DA Candidate for the 2017 Election?

No, no, no!  80-20 will focus its effort on fact finding* to advance justice.  Politics should never interfere with justice.  

Let the word go forth that if 80-20 must use politics to counter-balance politically           motivated scapegoating against Officer Peter Liang of NYPD, we will!

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S.B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 Asian Am. National Political Action Committee, Inc.
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Facts that 80-20 is very interested in verifying:
 i) Were Liang and his partner explicitly ordered not to do vertical patrolling in that building by their boss?
ii) Had Liang admitted that his finger was on the trigger?  Or, did he state that his finger was along the
    gun barrel but slipped when his right shoulder hit a door?
iii) Is there any physical evidence that the bullet hit the wall and ricocheted?  Has the physical evidence
    been protected and/or photographed?
iv) Did Liang and his partner call the Police Union first and 4 minutes later call 911?
 v) Some articles describe the stairwell as being "pitch black."  Is it true?  The jury could easily be
     convinced that Officer Liang would feel threatened in this dangerous public housing project area
     where the stairwell is pitch black. Would it then have been reasonable for him to keep the finger 
     on the trigger?
vi) What other police shooting or assault cases has the Brooklyn DA prosecuted recently?
vII) What role did Liang's partner play in this incident?  Is he under investigation or being disciplined?


        

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Position on Officer Peter Liang's arraignment


    Have you heard about the arraignment against Officer 
Peter Liang of the NYPD?   80-20 has received many emails 
from Asian Ams pleading for us to look into this matter.

    After a Board meeting, 80-2O Initiative takes the 
following positions: 

1) It shall not let Officer Peter Liang be the victim of political 
    scapegoating, if indeed we conclude this is the case, after 
    our thorough fact-finding. 

2) It advises Asian Ams. not to join or participate in petitions 
    and movements that only expose our community's political 
    ignorance/immaturity which makes us even weaker.   Take 
    the recent White House petitions as examples.  The 
    initiators and signers are great people who yearned for 
    justice.  80-20 thanks them and shares their goal.  However, 
    those petitions ignore the legal environment in the USA.  
    Keep in mind that the President of the U.S. has no legal 
    authority over an indictment in Brooklyn. Nor is Pres. 
    Obama likely to make a statement on an ongoing legal case.  
    In America, we need to practice politics the American way. 

     Remember the Jimmy Kimmel "kill every Chinese"
     episode? 80-20 got the first and ONLY written apology from 
     ABC soon after the event.  Weeks after a White House 
     petition, which asked Pres.Obama to interfere, had reached 
     100,000 signers, and long after the matter has been 
     satisfactorily resolved, there was a White House statement 
     on this matter. Did anyone remember what was said?  
     (Please note that this was not a reflection on the White 
     House, but a reflection on the silliness of that petition.  Pres. 
     Obama is not the equivalent of a Chinese Emperor.  He has 
     no authority over ABC, a private enterprise.)

     "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to 
      repeat it"   -    George Santayana.

      However, if there were a petition to 80-20 to help Office
      Liang and it quickly gathers 100,000 signatures, it would be 
      much more effective.  Why?   Because 80-20 would be 
      greatly empowered by the apparent yearning for its 
      leadership, thereby enabling it to do even more. 

3)  80-20'll strive to create a win-win situation to ensure justice
     for Officer Liang. This part of 80-20's effort requires tactical 
     maneuver in the future.  Hence, we'll only summarize the 
     essence.  The indictment of Officer Liang could be partially 
     politically motivated. Hence 80-20 will act with politics in 
     mind as well, while stressing fact finding.  Our aim is to 
     create a win-win situation for District Attorney Thompson of 
     Brooklyn, the African American community, and Officer 
     Peter Liang, while upholding justice!

4) 80-20 will be doing much fact findings and fact checkings in
    mattersshown below my name .   I encourage all to 
    volunteer your effort to help.

                 Forward this e-newsletter!
     
               Step by Step We Will Strengthen Ourselves!

     WANT SERVICE?  Pay for it, although I and many others 
have worked for YOU for free for the last 16 years
                                     DONATE to SELF till it hurts.

S.B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 Asian Am. National Educational Foundation
Help us spread the word, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter !




*  Facts that 80-20 is very interested in verifying:



 i) Were Liang and his partner explicitly ordered not to do 
    vertical patrolling in that building by their boss?

ii) Had Liang admitted that his finger was on the trigger?  
    Or, did he state that his finger was along the gun barrel 
    but slipped when his right shoulder hit a door?

iii) Is there any physical evidence that the bullet hit the wall 
     and ricocheted?  Has the physical evidence been protected 
       and/or photographed?

iv) Did Liang and his partner call the Police Union first and 4 minutes later
     call 911?
 v) Some articles describe the stairwell as being "pitch black."  Is it true?
     The jury could easily be convinced that Officer Liang would feel 
     threatened in this dangerous public housing project area where the 
     stairwell is pitch black. Would it then have been reasonable for him to 
     keep the finger on the trigger?
vi) What other police shooting or assault cases has the Brooklyn DA
     prosecuted recently?
vII) What role did Liang's partner play in this incident?  Is he under
      investigation or being disciplined?


        

80-20 will fight  for YOU & Officer Peter Liang

Have you heard about the arraignment against Officer Peter Liang of the NYPD?   
80-20 has received many emails from Asian Ams pleading for us to look into this matter.

After a Board meeting, 80-20 Initiative takes the following positions: 

1) It shall not let Officer Peter Liang be the victim of political scapegoating, if indeed we conclude this is the case, after our thorough fact-finding. 

2) It advises Asian Ams. not to join or participate in petitions and movements that only expose our community's political ignorance/immaturity which makes us even weaker.   Take the recent White House petitions  as examples.  The initiators and signers are great people who yearned for justice.  80-20 thanks them and shares their goal.  However, those petitions ignore the legal environment in the USA.  Keep in mind that the President of the U.S. has no legal authority over an indictment in Brooklyn.  Nor is Pres. Obama likely to make a statement on an ongoing legal case.  In America, we need to practice politics the American way. 

Remember the Jimmy Kimmel "kill every Chinese" episode?  80-20 got the first and ONLY written apology from ABC soon after the event.  Weeks after a White House petition, which asked Pres. Obama to interfere, had reached 100,000 signers, and long after the matter has been satisfactorily resolved, there was a White House statement on this matter. Does anyone remember what was said?  (Please note that this was not a reflection on the White House, but a reflection on the silliness of that petition.  President Obama is not the equivalent of a Chinese Emperor.  He has no authority over ABC, a private enterprise.)

     "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" 
                                                                                       - George Santayana.

 However, if there were a petition to 80-20 to help Office Liang and it quickly gathers 100,000 signatures, it would be much more effective.  Why?  Because 80-20 would be greatly empowered by the apparent yearning for its leadership, thereby enabling it to do even more. 

3)  80-20 will strive to create a win-win situation to ensure justice for Officer Liang.  This part of 80-20's effort requires tactical maneuver in the future.  Hence, we'll only summarize the essence.  The indictment of Officer Liang could be partially politically motivated.  Hence 80-20 will act with politics in mind as well, while stressing fact finding.  Our aim is to create a win-win situation for District Attorney Thompson of Brooklyn, the African American community, and Officer Peter Liang, while upholding justice!

4) 80-20 will be doing much fact findings and fact checking in matters* shown below my name .   I encourage all to volunteer your effort to help.

                         Forward this e-newsletter!
     
                       Step by Step We Will Strengthen Ourselves!

WANT SERVICE?  Pay for it, although I and many others have worked for YOU for free for the last 16 years
                                     DONATE to SELF till it hurts.


S.B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 Asian Am. National Educational Foundation
Help us spread the word, like us on Facebookfollow us on Twitter !



*  Facts that 80-20 is very interested in verifying:
 i) Were Liang and his partner explicitly ordered not to do vertical patrolling in that building by their boss?
ii) Had Liang admitted that his finger was on the trigger?  Or, did he state that his finger was along the gun barrel but slipped when his right shoulder hit a door?
iii) Is there any physical evidence that the bullet hit the wall and ricocheted?  Has the physical evidence  been protected and/or photographed?
iv) Did Liang and his partner call the Police Union first and 4 minutes later call 911?
 v) Some articles describe the stairwell as being "pitch black."  Is it true?  The jury could easily be convinced that Officer Liang would feel threatened in this dangerous public housing project area where the stairwell is pitch black. Would it then have been reasonable for him to keep the finger on the trigger?
vi) What other police shooting or assault cases has the Brooklyn DA prosecuted recently?
vII) What role did Liang's partner play in this incident?  Is he under investigation or being disciplined?

Monday, February 23, 2015

Get Ready for the 2016 Presidential Election


                      A Golden Opportunity For Us

   Every presidential//gubernatorial election is a golden 
opportunity for Asian Ams.  The candidates crave our bloc vote.  
We YEARN to win advancements toward equal opportunity which 
the victors can provide.   A win-win situation beckons, but only if 
we are smart and ready.

   Remember the 2008/2012 elections?  80-20 supported Sen. 
to NYTimes exit polls.  In return, Obama appointed 3 AsAm cabinet 
memberstripled the number of life-tenured AsAm federal judges, 
and helped lift the glass ceiling somewhat in private industries, 
universities and governments.
    
             To Seize the Opportunity in 2016, Get Ready.   
                               That includes YOU!
             
    The 2016 presidential election season has begun. Hilary Clinton 
(D), Jeb Bush (R) and many other presidential candidates will 
probably declare any days now.   

           A Respectful Request to Asian Am 
                        Elected Officials

    Chances are, Clinton, Bush and other candidates have
already sent feelers to some AsAm elected officers seeking 
their endorsement.   Therefore, 
  
    (1) TO all AsAm elected officials: We'd love to support you.  
We are aware that you face pressures that outsiders are not aware 
of.  However, please do NOT sign up with any presidential 
candidate until you've are aware of the candidate's positions on:
      a) college admissions policy and
      b) giving AsAms equal opportunity to rise to the top in private 
          industries, universities, and governments.

    Don't sell our community short!   Ensure that the positions of the 
candidate you are about to endorse don't contradict against the 
consensus of our community. Our community is getting politically 
organizedNote how we have pointedly defeated two elected AsAm 
officials who betrayed us in the Stop SCA 5 movement in California.  

     (2) TO all the rest of usPlease forward this email to the 
elected AsAm officials in your election district.   We need to make 
the presidential candidates aware of our specific concerns through 
YOU, 80-20 and AsAm elected officials.  Together, we shall 
overcome.
  
                 Step by Step We Will Strengthen Ourselves!

     WANT SERVICE?  Pay for it, although I and many others 
worked for YOU free for the last 16 years

                        DONATE to SELF till it hurts.

Much more on "Getting READY for the 2016 presidential election
to come!

S.B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 Asian Am. National Educational Foundation
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PS:  (1) Manlan Liu was elected the Secretary of the Board of
Donors! Those Board members are hard at work & help raising 
money forSELF.
       (2) 80-20 has received a lot of emails regarding the case of 
politics officer Peter Liang of NY city from our supporters in NY 
and NJ.   If you live in other states and have a view, please share 
with me.  Thanks.
        

Good news on the 1st day of the Lunar New Year

Possibly Achieving Equal Opportunity 2 Yrs Earlier!
                                    
                                     The Good News
                              
     Please enjoy this message from Mr. Ed Blum, shown below.   

     "Prof. Woo,

         Harvard did not move to dismiss; instead they answered our 
         complaint. This is incredible---we have breached the walls
         This will cut 2 years off of the litigation.   . . (emphasis added)

                                                                        Edward Blum"
     To me, cutting 2 years off of the litigation could mean that our 
college students may enjoy their equal opportunity in entering the 
best of the US colleges two years earlier! 

                                       
                                         Edward Blum
      Ed. Blum is the person who brought the "Fisher vs. Univ. of
Texas" which resulted in a Supreme Court ruling that US courts 
must apply "strict scrutiny".  That is, in deciding whether a 
universities may be permitted to apply"race preference" admissions, 
the courts must take a harder look if other alternatives are available 
to achieve diversity.



 
  


  
                 Step by Step We Will Strengthen Ourselves!

     80-20 has tried tirelessly for 16 years to help strengthen the AsAm 
community.  HELP us continue our trajectory!
      
                                      Donating to SELF till it hurts.

S.B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 Asian Am. National Educational Foundation
Help us spread the word, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter !

PS:  Manlan Liu was elected the Secretary of the Board of Donors!
        Those Board members are hard at work & help raising money for SELF.
  

  

 

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