On Map Kong, Christian Hall, And Do We Really Need Our Hands Up To Stay Alive?

Friday, March 19, 2021

I wrote this article for AsAmnews where I've been doing some more writing. Here's an Excerpt from the article. 

March 17th was 5 years to the day of map kong being killed.

Around 6:15 AM on March 17, 2016 in Burnsville, MN, the police were called on a report of a suspicious man sitting in a car in the parking lot yelling and jumping up and down in his seat waving a knife. As police officers tried to calm him down from outside, trying to get a better look at what was inside the car, they decided to break the window and tase him.

The man in the car, Map Kong, a Cambodian American, tried to flee with his back turned to police running away.

23 bullets were fired in the span of 3 seconds from three officers—with 15 of those bullets hitting Map Kong, killing him instantly.