声援梁警官:难道美、加华人好欺负吗?

116 评论 加国无忧 51.CA 2016年2月17日 09:09 来源:本网综合 作者:谈海

美国纽约梁警官(PETER LIANG)被不公定罪的事情在北美华人群体中激起波澜,全美华人已确定在2016年2月20日举行全美各地联合大游行,在此之际,加拿大华人也成立了声援梁警官的微信群,请大家踊跃参与,关注这一不公事件。请加以下两人的微信:J1bingzhuan和peterscar,他们会邀请你入群。

梁警官

2014年11月20日,作为新手的梁警官和另一个警察新人被派往犯罪活动猖獗的廉租房地区巡逻,两人在漆黑一片,没有任何照明的廉租房楼梯通道里巡逻,梁警官由于过度紧张不慎拨动手枪,子弹击中墙壁,反弹到一个名叫Akai Gurley的非裔身上,Akai Gurley后来在医院去世。

2014年8月9日,密苏里州弗格森镇因白人警察枪杀非裔青年引发大规模骚乱,事后白人警察被陪审团裁决不予起诉;2014年7月,纽约白人警察在执勤中用手肘勒死一名非裔小贩,事后陪审团也裁决不予起诉。

美国近年发生过多起白人警察射杀非裔事件,白人警察皆未遭到起诉,作为华裔,梁警官是该类案件中唯一遭到刑事起诉并被定罪的警察,而且他还不是故意射击,只是枪支走火。警察工会在梁警官一案中的态度冷淡,跟对白人警官的态度大相径庭,导致梁警官成为纽约2005年以来首位被定罪的警官,我们有理由相信政治而不是法律在梁警官定罪过程中起到了主要作用,梁警官成为平息非裔民愤的替罪羊!

梁警官

梁警官父母来自中国广东中山,他在美国出生,5岁时因母亲遭到打劫,立志长大当警察维护治安,作为在美国长大的华人,他并没有因为语言流利就得到公平对待,梁警官今天的遭遇,就是华人孩子的明天!希望加拿大华人关注这一不公案件,声援和支持全美华人的游行活动,即便不能亲自参加全美华人游行,至少也应该向案件法官和辩护律师传发请愿书,表明北美华人的立场和态度!

梁警官的律师提到应该大量签署请愿书,可以用他们的版本http://nycitycriminallawyer.blogspot.ca/2016/02/support-peter-liang-sample-support.html

也可以个人自己写。最好copy两份,一份交到律师手中,做成文件的一部分转交,另一份直接发给法官,以示态度!请愿书对量刑是有直接帮助的!

法官地址:

Chambers of the Honorable Danny Chun

Supreme Court of the State of New York

County of Kings

320 Jay Street, 19th Floor

Brooklyn, New York 11201

辩护律师地址:

Robert E. Brown, PC

44 Wall Street, 12th Floor

New York, NY 10005

另附:

纽约州议员WILLIAM COLTON对梁彼得案的声明

我没有目睹导致Akai Gurley不幸丧生的事件,因此,我也不能批评陪审员的决定,然而,让我非常担心的是,梁彼得警官已经成为政府中很多人的失职行为的替罪羊,而那些人才是导致这次悲剧性死亡的更确切的缘由。

对于所有相关人士来说,Akai Gurley在Pink House的死亡都是一场悲剧:对于Akai Gurley一家来说,他们失去了心爱的人,对于梁彼得一家来说,在这个悲剧性事故发生之后,他们承受了来自舆论的愤慨,对于所有纽约警官的家庭和所有犯罪行为的受害者来说,如果法律、秩序和公众安全得不到保护,他们就还要忍受更多亲人的丧生。没有词语能化解所有这些家庭所遭受的苦难。

每个人都该追求正义。但让我感到不安的是,检察官在对陪审员的结案陈词中暗示了这次枪击是有意为之,梁警官用枪指向了受害者——而审讯中根本没有任何事实支持这种论调。这种论调是充满偏见的,根本是在煽风点火,不应允许在该案中发表这种论调,因为没有证据表明枪支是指着受害者的,或者是有意发射的。

子弹是对着墙壁发射的,而不是针对Akai Gurlety所在的位置,在墙壁上反弹之后,子弹才不幸击中Akai Gurlety,这是众人一致承认的。所有的证据都表明,甚至在子弹被发射之后,又过了一会儿,梁警官都还不知道有人受伤了。

这个结案陈词是如此充满偏见,存心煽动,对于陪审员来说,它很可能起到了混淆视听的作用,导致他们分不清案件的事实,这完全可以作为对陪审员之决定提出上诉的正当理由。

事实上,对于Akai Gurley的不幸丧生来说,政府中很多人的失职才是更重要的原因,然而,没有任何人想过要对他们提出起诉。这些人包括纽约廉租房的主管们,他们不计后果的疏忽导致使用Pink House楼梯通道的住户、工作人员和警官在黑暗和危险中度过了好几个月(因为没有照明设施,译者注),还包括公共官员的不负责任的夸夸其谈,他们煽动起了敌视警方的氛围。

也包括对两位警察新手的不合格的培训,把两个新人分配在一组,到他们根本不胜任的危险、黑暗的楼梯通道里去执勤。

替我们这个伟大城市的所有家庭的福利着想,我期待,并祈祷,让我们所有的家庭都获得真正的公正,而不是一种复仇(它源自对过往诸多错误的仇恨)。我们永远不能通过制造新的不公来消除以往的不公。

STATEMENT OF ASSEMBLYMAN WILLIAM COLTON ON THE CONVICTION OF PETER LIANG

While I was not a witness to the events leading to the tragic death of Akai Gurley, and therefore, I cannot criticize the jurors in their determination, yet I remain greatly concerned that Police Officer Peter Liang has been made a scapegoat for the failings of many others in government which are a much more real cause to this tragic death.

The death of Akai Gurley in the Pink House is a tragedy for all involved: for the family of Akai Gurley who lost a loved one, for the family of Peter Liang who have suffered the public anguish following this tragic accident and for the families of all NYC Police Officers and the families of all victims of criminal acts who stand to lose many more loved ones if law and order and public safety is not preserved, No words can undo the suffering for all these families.

Everyone should be looking for justice to be done. But I remain disturbed that the prosecuting attorney made a closing argument to the jury implying that this shooting was deliberate and that Police Officer Liang pointed his gun at the victim- when none of the facts raised in the trial supported such an argument. This was a highly prejudicial and inflammatory argument, which should not have been allowed in a case where there was no evidence that the gun was pointed at the victim or intentionally discharged. It is undisputed that the bullet was discharged into a wall and not at where Akai Gurlety was located and that it only tragically hit Mr. Gurley after bouncing off the wall. All evidence shows that Police Officer Liang was not even aware that anyone was hit until sometime after the gun was discharged. This closing statement was so prejudicial and inflammatory that it may have clouded the facts of the case for the jury and it may well be a valid basis for an appeal of the determination.

Indeed there are many in government whose failings are much more a cause for the tragic death of Akai Gurley, yet none of them were considered for indictment. These include the New York Housing City Authority whose reckless neglect allowed the stairways of the Pink Houses to remain dark and dangerous for its residents, staff and police officers for months, It includes the irresponsible rhetoric of public officials which fanned an anti police climate. And it includes the inadequate training and the assigning of two rookie police officers together in a dangerous, darkened stairway for which they were never properly prepared.

For the sake of the well being of all the families of our great city, I hope and pray that true justice, and not revenge rising from anger over many past wrongs, will be achieved for all of our families. We can never remove past injustices by creating new injustices.

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