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FYI- Upcoming Campaign
12 May 2006
Pretty crappy story. These are good people who deserve the community's support.
Community Meeting on Police Brutality

JUSTICE for QUINCY 4

In early Sunday morning April 30, Chinese Progressive Association organizer Karen Chen and three of her friends were brutally assaulted by the Quincy police, while coming home from a Chinese engagement party. All are young Chinese Americans.

While pulled over at a curb next to Super 88, they were approached by a state trooper. As they spoke with the trooper, a Quincy police car pulled up. Without warning, a police officer jumped out and pepper-sprayed all three directly in the eyes at close range. Karen, who is just over five feet tall, was tackled by three male officers, receiving a black eye, swollen face, and bruises. Another friend was knocked unconscious.

Throughout the incident, the police repeatedly yelled at the victims, used profanities, and called them names. Four innocent Asian Americans were taken to the police station in handcuffs and falsely charged with resisting arrest and/or disorderly conduct.

We are calling a community meeting to support these four Asian Americans and to hear your experiences of Police Brutality.

We are currently proposing these demands:

1. Drop the false charges
2. Compensate the victims for lost work and other damages
3. A public apology from the Quincy police department
4. Suspend the police involved without pay
5. An open and public investigation of this case
6. Diversify the police force and implement sensitivity training
7. Public inquiry into police misconduct and the use of force

Community Meeting on Police Misconduct

Sunday, May 21, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Episcopal Quincy Chinese Center

531 Hancock Street (near Wollaston T stop)

For more information, please contact the Chinese Progressive Association at (617) 357 -4499.

關注警察暴行

為四位亞美良民討回公道

齊來參加社區會議

星期日,5月21日,下午4時至6時

地點﹕聖公會昆市華人中心

昆市興國街531號(路德會華樂堂對面)

在四月三十日凌晨,華人前進組織者陳玉珍和三位朋友﹐參加朋友的過大禮慶祝會後,在回家的路上﹐被昆士警察無故暴力濫打。全部四位都是亞裔年青人。

在88超市的路旁,他們其中一人坐在合法停泊的汽車的乘客位等候時,有州警上前查詢。當他們跟州警察談話的時候,一名昆士警察突然出現,在沒有警告的情況下﹐向陳玉珍和她的兩位朋友的眼和面部直接噴胡椒霧濟﹐令他們的眼睛劇痛及嗆咳。隨後,三位警察從後襲擊才五尺高的陳玉珍,導致她的眼部受傷,頭部 ﹑面部及頸項腫傷。另一位朋友被打昏迷。

在整個過程中,警察們不停的用污言穢語辱罵這幾位受害者。這四位無故被警察襲擊的受害者隨後更被戴上手銬,用囚車押運到警察局。現在他們更被刑事起訴﹐控以擾亂和拒捕的罪名。

為了幫助他們討回公道和清白﹐我們會組織支持行動委員會﹐

及聽取你們對昆士警察暴行的經歷。

我們打算向有關當局提出這些要求﹕

*

* 取消對他們四人的所有起訴

* 賠償他們四人所有的損失
* 昆士警察局公開向他們道歉
* 懲罰有關警察﹐勒令停職及停薪
* 公開調查這案件

* 聘請不同族裔的警察和實施強制培訓﹐讓昆市警察加深對移民及少數族裔的了解及配合

* 公開調查警察的暴力行為和過份用武

查詢詳情,請電華人前進會(617)357 – 4499。

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Re: FYI- Upcoming Campaign
12 May 2006
Community Meeting

on Police BRUTALITY

In early Sunday morning April 30, Chinese Progressive Association organizer Karen Chen and three of her friends were brutally assaulted by the Quincy police, while coming home from a Chinese engagement party. All are young Chinese Americans.

While pulled over at a curb next to Super 88, they were approached by a state trooper. As they spoke with the trooper, a Quincy police car pulled up. Without warning, a police officer jumped out and pepper-sprayed all three directly in the eyes at close range. Karen, who is just over five feet tall, was tackled by three male officers, receiving a black eye, swollen face, and bruises. Another friend was knocked unconscious.

Throughout the incident, the police repeatedly yelled at the victims, used profanities, and called them names. Four innocent Asian Americans were taken to the police station in handcuffs and falsely charged with resisting arrest and/or disorderly conduct.

We are calling a community meeting to support these four Asian Americans and to hear about your experiences with the Quincy police.

We are currently proposing these demands:

1. Drop the false charges
2. Compensate the victims for lost work and other damages
3. A public apology from the Quincy police department
4. Suspend the police involved without pay
5. An open and public investigation of this case
6. Diversify the police force and implement sensitivity training
7. Public inquiry into police misconduct and the use of force

Community Meeting on Police Misconduct

Sunday, May 21, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Episcopal Quincy Chinese Center

531 Hancock Street (near Wollaston T stop)

For more information, please contact the Chinese Progressive Association at (617) 357 -4499.
Re: DROP THE CHARGES
13 May 2006
Drop the Charges-Stop Anti-Chinese Racism

Why would the cops just pull up, jump out of the cruiser, and attack and subdue these four young people? They must think they are at war. Any one of the enemy will be taken prisoner.

The State Cop must have called for backup. I haven’t read what exactly the State Cop was talking to the four about, but obviously he had already sent out a call to the Quincy Cops. I have witnessed several anti-Chinese incidents in Quincy, none of them involved the police. But there are people who have resentments of the Chinese who have moved to Quincy in recent years. I have also read of the Quincy Police bravely hauling off people in handcuffs for selling imitation Louis Viton handbags. That’s front page news in Quincy.

For whatever other groups are hated for, the Chinese are hated for working too hard, saving too much money, and winning every single seat in the Advanced Math class at North Quincy High. Maybe the cops were just itching to get back at them. Or maybe they do this everyday, but their victims are people without the organizational skills and desire for justice that the four people in this incident have. Drop the charges.