Justice for Tommy Le

Friday, September 08, 2017

Unfortunately this has been tracking for a while.

Glad to see the family has filed suit (well...glad isn't quite the right word).

From http://reappropriate.co/2017/09/autopsy-tommy-le-shot-twice-in-back-by-police-for-holding-a-pen/

Since the shooting death of Michael Brown in 2014, the nation has been forced to contend with this nation’s long-running epidemic of excessive violence disproportionately committed by law enforcement against people of colour — and in particular Black people. The Guardian reported that in 2016 Black people were more than twice as likely to be killed by police than Whites or Asians; Hispanic and Latinx people, as well as Native people, were also significantly more likely to be killed. Ethnic disaggregation of the data published by The Guardian further show that of Asian Americans who are killed by police, victims are disproportionately South and Southeast Asian Americans, like both Fong Lee (who was Hmong American) and Tommy Le (who was Vietnamese American). Indeed, Middle Eastern and South Asian Americans are 3.5 times more likely — and, Southeast Asian Americans are nearly six times more likely — to be killed by police compared to East Asian Americans.

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