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1.02.2008

community outcry against police investigation

Back in November, I wrote about the shooting death of 15-year-old Ichinkhorloo "Iko" Bayarsaikhan in Alameda, CA. She was killed after being shot in the back while hanging out with friends in a park: "a community's worst nightmare."

A 16-year-old boy from Oakland was eventually arrested in connection with the shooting. Since then, however, members of the lu Mien and larger Asian American communities have voiced their anger at how the police and media have handled the case. Some Southeast Asian youth and families say they were unfairly targeted and harrassed during the investigation, with house raids and wrongful arrests: Alameda cops fail to justify 'witch hunt,' critics claim.

What? The police, jumping the gun and relying on bad information? Shocking.