Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Trigger Happy Dublin Police

What the hell is going on in Dublin? New America Media reports that on Aug. 11 police officers responded to a domestic disturbance at the home of Richard Kim. They found Kim’s brother-in-law, Kwang Tae Lee, 61, holding a knife. According to a police statement, Lee did not drop the knife after being asked to do so repeatedly by police. Community members say Lee had been drinking and did not speak English. Police shot Lee several times and one of the shots hit and killed Kim, 49, who was standing behind a door nearby.

Korean American community members and civil rights activists, including students from SFSU, have spoken out against the killing and want justice for their family members. These instances sicken me. I hope Kim's family finds peace and that the officers/shooters of a knife-wielding man get whatever may be coming to them.


Pris said...

That's totally insane! Just incredible. I hope the police are strung up for this, too.

Bryan Thao Worra said...

Odds on are, they won't.

One need only take a look at the case of Tong Kue and Tou Yang in the Midwest. This trend is just going to keep escalating unless Asian Americans take a decisive stand to denounce our status as the invisibles in America.