Discussion: The verdict of Peter Liang

Following Manhattan police officer Peter Liang’s conviction for manslaughter in the accidental shooting death of Akai Gurley, tens of thousands from the Asian American community have turned out to show their support. The verdict comes after months of tension between police and the African American community due to cases of police brutality throughout the country, which have led to the deaths of dozens of people. What are the racial implications of this case, and was this an example of selective prosecution? How does his treatment compare to previous cases, and how should we view the verdict? Join us for a lively discussion ahead of Liang’s sentencing.

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