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

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

"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

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