Posted February 23, 2016 1:47 pm by Comments

By Bob Owens

Former NYPD Officer Peter Liang, moments after being convicted for the negligent homicide death of Akai Gurley.

Former NYPD Officer Peter Liang, moments after being convicted for the negligent homicide death of Akai Gurley.

Up to 100,000 people took part in protests Saturday over the conviction of NYPD rookie Peter Liang for the negligent discharge death of Akai Gurley. Liang and his partner were on a vertical patrol on November 20, 2014, in a darkened apartment building stairwell. Liang, who is left-handed, had his department-issue Glock 19 9mm pistol in his hand as he attempted to open a stairwell door with his right hand.

When he encountered more resistance that he expected with his right hand, he clinched down harder. As a result of parasympathetic response, when he tightened his grip with his right hand, his left hand tensed as well and he fired a shot. The shot ricocheted down the stairwell and struck Akai Gurley, who had just entered the stairwell on a lower floor, fatally wounding him.

Equal justice for all – hopes of all ages @Justice4Liang #Justice4Liang @CNN @cnnbrk #Rally220 pic.twitter.com/1172Ec2fco

— Jing (@jennie_lijing) February 20, 2016

The protesters think that both men are victims, and that Liang has been scapegoated.

…Liang’s supporters — many of them, …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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