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— George Yang
Accidents happen. Tragedies happen. Last November, Mr. Akai Gurley died after a misfired bullet ricocheted off a wall and struck him. Our sympathy and condolences are with him and his family.
It is natural and right to call for actions when a young life is lost. But vengeance shouldn’t be part of those actions. Now the District Attorney of Brooklyn had indicted Officer Peter Liang, we should all hope that DA Thompson is not motivated by vengeance, or the need to placate public anger, or, political expediency. We hope he is searching for justice.
For the sake of justice, we must explore the details of the case and must correct a few misconceptions about what happened that unfortunate day. First, Officer Liang and his partners are both rookies, highly unwise for a patrol sent into a dangerous area. One can understand why they might be nervous that day. Second, when the gun misfired, Liang had his gun in his left