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API People’s Solidarity Statement on the Indictment of NYPD Officer Peter Liang (Chinese)

  April 3, 2015 – API People’s Solidarity (APIPS) 首先想對Akai Gurley的家人與親友表達我們的關愛與團結,去年11月紐約市警察彼得.梁(Peter Liang)奪走了Akai Gurley的性命。APIPS讚揚布魯克林地方檢察官起訴梁警員的決定,也支持Akai Gurley的家人追求正義。 CONTACT: Meejin Richart, mrichart@caaav.org or Bernadette Ellorin,chair@bayanusa.org 洛杉磯、矽谷、費城、波士頓與紐約市當地社群已計畫舉辦支持彼得.梁的遊行,而我們的聯盟選擇站在對立面。他們的理由是梁警員的亞裔身分使他成為替罪羊,他們引用Darren Wilson與Daniel Pantaleo的例子,此二人分別造成佛格森(Ferguson)市的Mike Brown與史坦登島的Eric Garner的死亡,卻未獲起訴。身為泛亞裔社群的一份子,我們了解這種想要照顧我們自己人的情感,以及想反對不公正的司法體系以死威脅我們社群成員之一的心情,他可能是某人的兒子、兄弟與孫子。在梁警員的案子,我們確信,支持起訴他就是站在司法同一邊。梁警員必須為他使用造成Akai Gurley死亡的致命武力而負責。 我們為Akai Gurley與全國各地遭警察殺害、毆打、侵權的人爭取正義,這些犯行的加害者多半未被起訴,也極少遭到定罪。回顧黃永新(Yong Xin Huang)的案子:他是一個16歲的男孩,1995年3月紐約市警察Steve Mizrahi在Bushwick殺害了他。黃遇害後,亞裔社群有充分的理由發出強烈抗議。由黃家人帶領的抗議者也有充足理由要求起訴Mizrahi。在梁警員的案子裡,亞裔站在另一面(加害者)。作為一個社群,我們應該與Akai Gurley哀悼中的家人站在一起,為Akai與所有被警察奪走性命的受害者要求正義。 我們認為起訴梁警員是必要的第一步,要求紐約市警察為他們宣稱要保護與服務的社區來負責。 我們也認為紐約市的軍事化政策與警方執法,與發生在我們亞太地區的母國與全球的有罪免責(impunity)息息相關。我們持續為了在菲律賓被美國海軍Joseph Pemberton謀殺的Jennifer Laude爭取正義。這是我們作為泛亞裔離散社群的責任,確保所有殺害平民的軍人不會有罪免責。我們將繼續組織與發聲,直到所有警察與軍人為他們殘殺非裔、拉丁裔、跨性別、移民、街友(無家可歸者)、原住民、穆斯林與被認為是穆斯林社群成員的行為負起責任。 APIPS與Akai Gurley的家人與社群一起呼籲紐約州長庫莫(Andrew Cuomo)、紐約市長白思豪(Bill de Blasio)與整個紐約司法部(重新)檢視過去15年來與紐約市警察有關的179件殺人案,其中只有3件起訴。我們將繼續對抗針對非裔與拉丁裔的種族歧視警察謀殺,而且我們拒絕讓我們的社群遭到利用、成為削弱更高層次的終結警方謀殺運動的工具,這些殺戮與美國在亞太地區、甚至全球的帝國主義侵略環環相扣。 Bayan USA National Alliance CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities Civilian-Soldier Alliance Eclipse Rising Iraq[…..]

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Immigrant Youth Empowerment Conference Flyer

Download Color flyer here to share online. Download Black and White flyer here to print and share.    

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#JusticeforAkaiGurley National Sign-On Letter

  We believe that Akai Gurley and his family—and every family who have lost a loved one to police violence—deserves justice. We hope you stand with us and show your support for #JusticeforAkaiGurley by signing our national open letter as your organization (and we encourage individuals to sign as well). Add your name here: http://bit.ly/Justice4AkaiSignOnLetter +++++++[…..]

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API People’s Solidarity Statement on the Indictment of NYPD Officer Peter Liang (Korean)

아태 민중연대 공개 성명 2015년 4월3일  – 아태 민중연대 (APIPS)는 우선 지난 11월 뉴욕 경찰소속 Liang Peter경사에 의해서 목숨을 빼앗긴 Gurley Akai의 가족과 친지들에게 사랑과 연대의 뜻을 표합니다.  브루클린 검찰에의 기소 결정을 치하하고 Gurley가족의 정의추구를 지지합니다. 우리 아태민중연대는Liang경사의 기소결정을 반대하여 Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Philadelphia, Boston and New York City 등 몇몇 지역사회에서Liang경사의 기소결정 철회를[…..]

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API People’s Solidarity Statement on the Indictment of NYPD Officer Peter Liang

April 3, 2015 – We, API People’s Solidarity (APIPS) first and foremost extend our love and solidarity to the family and loved ones of Akai Gurley whose life was stolen by the NYPD via Officer Peter Liang on November 20, 2014. APIPS commends the Brooklyn DA on the indictment of Officer Liang and supports the family[…..]

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CAAAV’s 2015 Dance Battle: Heroes vs. Villains!

Superheroes of all stripes can support CAAAV this year by fundraising and donating during our annual fundraising drive, which will culminate in the 5th Annual CAAAV Dance Battle (formerly Dance-a-thon)! Assemble your squad to create a super fundraising team OR make a personal donation to your favorite team right here on our Crowdrise page–every pledge[…..]

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Indictment of NYPD Officer Peter Liang

  CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities commends the Brooklyn DA’s office for pushing for this indictment of NYPD Officer Peter Liang. However, we know that this was only possible because the community had an uproar and demanded the indictment. The murder of Akai Gurley was no “accident” as NYPD Police Commissioner Bratton adamantly claims. There have been[…..]

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This Stops Today! DRUM and CAAAV Rally in Queens Against Police Violence on Black Communities

In an effort to engage immigrant and refugee communities on the systemic police violence on Black communities, folks from CAAAV, DRUM, Adhikaar, Sunset Park CopWatch, Jackson Heights CopWatch, Nodutdol, Min Kwon Center, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, Justice Committee, War Resisters League, and BAYAN-USA, took over Rego Park Center Mall. 25 folks did a[…..]

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CAAAV Statement to Asian and Asian American Communities on the murder of Akai Gurley by NYPD Officer Peter Liang

On November 20th, NYPD rookie Officer Peter Liang shot and killed Akai Gurley, an unarmed, Black, 28-year old father, while conducting a vertical patrol in the Louis H. Pink Houses in East New York. We put out this statement to be clear: that the murder of Akai Gurley is a part of the systemic targeting[…..]

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Statement for Jennifer Laude from API Peoples’ Solidarity

First and foremost, we send our love and strength to the family, friends and community of Jennifer Laude. In the same breath, we extend our love and strength to the trans and gender non-conforming community around the world, including comrades who are standing here today with us from the Audre Lorde Project and other organizations. We[…..]

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