In an effort to raise continued awareness about the death of Army Pvt. Danny Chen, OCA-NY has just released another video, Bring It Home (We Are All Danny Chen), urging supporters to sign this petition and calling for a thorough, transparent investigation and just prosecution of all suspects to the fullest extent of the law:
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Pvt. Danny Chen was a 19-year-old Chinese-American soldier who died from non-combat injuries after being deployed for only 2 months. He was found with a gunshot wound to his chin in a guard tower in Kandahar, Afghanistan on October 3, 2011. Army investigators have found that Pvt. Danny Chen was the target of racial slurs, physical hazing, and excessive exercises that quickly turned into abuse, on a daily basis for more than 6 weeks. Eight of his superiors, including one Officer, face one or more charges ranging from dereliction of duty, making false statements, assault, involuntary manslaughter, and negligent homicide.The first of eight soldiers implicated in the suicide of Danny Chen is scheduled to be court martialed in Afghanistan in early April. But Chen's family and concerned community members are demanding that the proceedings take place in the United States in the interest of greater transparency and justice.
Because of the suspicious nature of Danny's death and the army's history, we demand greater transparency. We demand that any court martials be convened in the U.S. We must have access to these proceedings to ensure justice is served. It is only just for those charged to face the community that Danny belonged to and for which he was singled out. Danny's parents must be able to see and ask those who were responsible for the death of their only child, "Why did you do this to our son?"
A heartbroken family and an outraged community need your voice and your support. For more information, and to sign the petition, go here: Petition For Court Martials in the United States for the Death of Private Danny Chen.