Chinatown Groups Announce Campaign to Fight Liberty Place and Corridor of Injustices!

by Michael Liu

 

A coaltion of community organizations rallied next to parking lot, where a 31 story apartment tower is being proposed in central Chinatown. The groups are opposing city zoning variances that will allow Liberty Place to build 410 market rate units, retail space and underground parking.

 

HATE WAVE AT BROOKLYN HIGH SCHOOL?

thanks to John Choe

The New York Post has reported that the U.S. Justice Department is investigating "Asian-bashing" attacks at a Brooklyn high school by Blacks to determine whether their civil rights were violated.

Among the incidents reported are, in front of Lafayette HS last June, the Asian bashers - armed with chains and martial-arts sticks - broke the 17-year-old's right arm, forcing him to miss final exams and attend summer school to catch up. His father, Sajjad, claimed it was a bias attack.

HMONG TARGETED FOR DEATH IN WISCONSIN

by Mike Liu
updated 5/13/02

Six men convicted of attacking Hmong families have been sentenced to imprisonment for terms from 25 months to nearly 20 years in federal prison. The six were also ordered to pay monetary damages

Michael Nicholson and Andrew Franz received the longest sentences. Others convicted were Augustine LaBarge, Miguel Rodela, Tomas Vanlannen, and Casey Tegelman.

The defendants admitted in court that they did not know the families but targeted them because they were Asian.

Garment Factory Owes Immigrant Workers $850G

By Mike Liu

Wins of California Inc., one of San Francisco's largest garment factories, owes its 200 immigrant employees at least $850,000 for months of unpaid work. Furthermore, it has been operating illegally under California State law since March. Although the factory has filled clothing orders for the U.S. Army and Air Force, Sears, Wal-Mart and Kmart, Wins has not paid its workers since April.

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