Tag Archives: Vincent Chin

Emil Guillermo: An update on Ronald Ebens, Vincent Chin’s killer–Why is he not paying up?

Ebens recently came into some money–at least $120,000–for being an executor to a friend’s will.

But not even a token sum to the Vincent Chin estate to which Ebens owes nearly $10 million.

Click here to read my column on the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund blog.

Emil Guillermo: Remembering Vincent Chin from June 19-June 23.

Vincent Chin was beaten with a baseball bat on June 19, 1982. He died on June 23.

We should take this time to remember the hate crime that awakened the Asian American community.

I’ve written about this over the years, but in last year’s I talked about a special commemoration.  Maybe for the 35th?  Click here to read my column on that idea on the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund blog.vincentchin

 

 

In case you didn’t realize it–Trayvon Martin is a descendent of Vincent Chin

A reader from Philadelphia re-tweeted me this sign from a protest there.

Note Vincent Chin’s name at the bottom of the sign.

It’s significant. Trayvon’s family may ultimately take the same road Chin took to seek justice: a criminal case followed by a civil rights case. But as followers of the Chin story know, the Martin’s could find the same pitfalls. Bottom line: there’s simply no guarantee of justice at the end of that long road.

See also my post at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund blog.

 

 

 

Vincent Chin: Another year, another anniversary, but a story we will never forget

I was on the road yesterday but did not forget that it was the 31st year after the death of Vincent Chin.

On a day when Edward Snowden continues his trek for freedom, another Giants loss, and a week of monumental constitutional decisions, there was little time on the news spent marking Chin’s story.

Check out my piece on the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund blog to read my column based on the interview with Chin’s killer, first posted last year, the 30th anniversary of his murder.

http://aaldef.org/blog/ronald-ebens-the-man-who-killed-vincent-chin-apologizes-30-years-later.html