Sunday, December 10, 2006

Justice for Chon Buri Xiong

The Detroit Asian Youth Project at is mobilizing to raise awareness of the Chon Buri Xiong case. If you get a chance, stop by and support them if you can.

The following is a brief summary of the case details:

On September 17, 18 year-old Chon Buri Xiong was fatally shot 27 times in his home by the Warren police. The Xiong family has suffered a great tragedy and is very upset about the incident.

The Macomb County prosecutor has closed the case, stating that the police officers acted properly. However, the Xiong family’s side of the story has not been taken seriously by the authorities and has not been repored by the media.

The Xiong family deserves justice. They have many concerns about the police behavior that require a deeper investigation.

It actually reminds me a great deal of the Tong Kue case earlier in Detroit in 1998 and the shooting of Tou Yang in Milwaukee in 2005.

In all of this time, I'd hoped that we would have reached a greater sense of dialogue between our communities, the city and the police.

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