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The problem with Michael Brown

In the weeks immediately following the shooting of Michael Brown, when not all the facts had come in, it may not have been wise to assume a preexisting narrative, but it was certainly excusable; people are emotional, especially regarding a subject as triggering and politically significant as that of police brutality against black people. What…

Peter Liang is free – what now?

On April 19th, a New York State Supreme Court in Brooklyn sentenced former NYPD officer Peter Liang to five years of probation for the shooting of unarmed Black man Akai Gurley. Earlier this year, Liang’s conviction drew fierce backlash from New York’s Chinese-American community. The protests largely centered around two claims. First, that the death…