They’ve Scapegoated the Asian Dude

Remember when #BlackLivesMatter protested the shooting of a black kid that was shot in a NYC stairwell which was dimly lit? They said it was a racist shooting.

The bullet ricocheted off a ceiling and hit a kid on the landing below the police.

Officer Peter Liang was a rookie, walking slowly in the dark. He heard a noise, got startled. The bullet found its way, accidentally, into a 28 year-old guy’s chest. He was taking the stairs with his girlfriend, wrong place, right time.

Tragic, but accidental.

Well, Liang has been found guilty of manslaughter (??) and can be sentenced up to 15 years in the slammer. He will not enjoy his stay, I can assure you.

Rookie New York City police officer Peter Liang buries his head in his hands as he is convicted of manslaughter on Thursday in connection to the death of Akai Gurley, who was killed by a bullet fired by Liang's gun last November

#BLM got their pound of flesh. One pound of yellow flesh.

I think they’ve been gypped.

10 Comments on They’ve Scapegoated the Asian Dude

  1. OK, it’s time to face the facts. From now on, all cops have to be Black. They are the only ones who won’t be prosecuted for making a mistake while doing their job, especially when it involves harm to another Black person. That’s the way it seems to me, anyway.

  2. So if a ricochet kills a black kid accidentally, the cop gets 15 years in prison, but the govt. apparatchiks that murdered Lavoy Finnicum in a premeditated and cold-blooded manner keep their jobs and are probably rewarded for their treason against the Constitution and America’s decent people that stand up for what’s morally right. If the current “revolution” at the ballot box fails, America has no choice if it is to survive the treason from within.

  3. At one time 50’s 60’s 70’s 80’s 90’s someone in my family was a LEO.
    The 50’s were the best 17 total. In different states.
    Dad was a sheriff in the 50’s. Now we have none anywhere.
    It used to be a big honor to be a cop. In my family anyway

  4. Sally,

    For what it’s worth, please accept my heartfelt appreciation for your family’s contribution to peace in our society. Law enforcement has often been a thankless job, and never more so than today.

    Where would we be without such people?

    I hope we never find out.

  5. Apparently, the cop needed someone to tell him to shut up. At one point he said, “I don’t know what happened. The gun just went off.”
    He must not have had a very good lawyer.

  6. What do you imagine the verdict would have been if the shooter had been an ordinary citizen instead of a cop? Should be fact that the accused was a cop have made a difference in the outcome if the nature of the offense was negligently firing a pistol?

  7. It sounds to me like it was the right verdict. If anyone else had carelessly or accidentally fired a gun and ended up killing someone it would be manslaughter. I don’t see why his being a cop should change that. Do cops get a “carelessly fire your gun in the dark for free” card?

    I don’t see the cop as a scapegoat. He killed someone for no reason at all. He deserves to be punished regardless of the race of the victim.

  8. RE: Mr. Mxyzptlk. “At one point he said, “I don’t know what happened. The gun just went off.”

    Maybe it was one of those guns that Obama and the rest of the evil anti-Americans are always talking about. You know, the guns that kill people all by themselves.

  9. Manslaughter 2nd degree – In the NYS Penal Law, article 125, section.20 sub 1 states:
    “1. He recklessly causes the death of another person”

    Reckless is a culpable mental state (meaning that you must have demonstrated this, one of four culpable mental states, before you can be convicted of a crime). Culpable mental states here: http://ypdcrime.com/penal.law/article15.htm

    A person acts recklessly with respect to a result or to a circumstance described by a statute defining an offense when he is aware of and consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that such result will occur or that such circumstance exists. The risk must be of such nature and degree that disregard thereof constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of conduct that a reasonable person would observe in the situation.

    The jury decided that the officer was reckless in his handling of his weapon. I just do not see that. The cop panicked, which is not a culpable mental state; his panicked reaction precluded his awareness of a substantial and unjustifiable risk.

    I am also glad I retired from the PD when I did. Nowadays I tell young people to be a plumber, heavy equipment operator or an electrician, forget law enforcement.

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