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  • AAPI Group Outraged at Acquittal and Lenient Sentence for Sgt. Holcomb charged in the hazing and death of Pvt Danny Chen

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    July 31, 2012 Its not over yet folks. Six more trials and one more sentencing remain.  Yesterday, a jury acquitted Sergeant Adam M. Holcomb—one of eight soldiers charged in the hazing and death of Pvt. Danny Chen—of negligent homicide, reckless endangerment, communicating a threat and violations of a military statute that prohibits hazing. Based on the jury’s recommendation, Sgt. Holcomb, who was convicted of two counts of maltreatment and one count of assault consummated by battery, may only receive a sentence of 30 days in prison, reduction of one rank, to specialist, and a fine of $1,181.55. Mee Moua, president and executive director of the Asian American Justice Center, a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, Tom Hayashi, executive director of OCA, and Elizabet...
  • AAPI Groups Urge Passage of Proposition 29 - California Cancer Research Act

    Posted by AC Team

      June 1, 2012 - Press Release  Elected Officials, Health Advocates & Community Leaders Denounce Tobacco Company Lies About Prop. 29 & Urge AAPIs To Vote On Election Day   San Gabriel, CA – Asian American & Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) elected officials, community leaders, & health advocates convened a press conference to urge AANHPI voters to ignore misleading ads funded by the tobacco industry & vote for Prop. 29, the California Cancer Research Act, on June 5th, 2012. Advocates countered the misleading claims by the tobacco industry with the following facts:   The new $1 tobacco tax will save 104,000 lives; stop 228,000 kids from smoking; and generate approximately $735 million every year to support life-saving research and tobacco pr...
  • KABC-TV's David Ono's "Witness: The Power of a Picture" 40th Anniversary of "Napalm Girl"

    Posted by AC Team

    Witness:  The Power of a Picture A David Ono - ABC7 Eyewitness News Special KABC-TV Los Angeles   Travel with ABC7 Eyewitness News Anchor, David Ono to Vietnam on the 40th Anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize winning photo “Napalm Girl” which shows an innocent 9-year-old whose clothes were burned off her body by napalm during the Vietnam War.   Airing Saturday, June 2, at 6:30 p.m. PST     Highlights of David Ono's powerful documentary are online at KABC-TV's website. The documentary initially aired on KABC-TV June 2, at 630 p.m. PST.  A photograph allows us to deeply examine a split second in time.  It’s an opportunity to freeze the world and absorb all the emotions, actions, consequences that are attached to that moment.     Phot...
  • Supporters urging passage of H.R. 5638 "Service Member Anti-Hazing Act" head to Washington with 9000 cards honoring U.S. Army Pvt. Danny Chen

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

      Update May 28, 2012 May 24, 2012 would have been Private Danny Chen's 20th birthday.  After weeks of hazing, physical and mental abuse and racial taunting as documented in his personal diary, U.S. Army Private Danny Chen was found dead of an apparent suicide on October 3, 2011 in Afghanistan.  More than 9,000 cards honoring bullying victim Danny Chen have been collected and are on their way to Washington D.C. by supporters of anti-bullying legislation of H.R. 5638, the "Service Member Anti-Hazing Act." The bill has passed the House on Friday, May 25, and now waits for Senate approval.    Update April 11, 2012 Army Courts-Martial in Connection with U.S. Private Danny Chen Moved to US The U.S. military announced today that the trials of the eight U.S. soldiers impl...