Rally for Fong Lee

September 29, 2010


This Saturday, October 2, in Minneapolis, there will be a rally for slain Hmong teen Fong Lee who was shot eight times by Minneapolis Police Department officer Jason Anderson. Lee's family brought a wrongful death suit against Anderson and the MPD which was subsequently dismissed. However, the family is appealing the case to the Supreme Court in light of Anderson's recent federal indictment on another police brutality charge.

The family's attorney states:

“Amidst the recent news of Minneapolis Police Officer Jason Andersen being fired for the second time in his career for lying about events when he was accused of kicking a teenager in the head while a member of the Gang Strike Force, the family of another of Andersen's nineteenyear-old victims, Fong Lee, is petitioning for a writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States to overturn the Eighth Circuit Court's recent decision refusing to award Fong Lee's family damages after he was shot 8 times by the officer. There are a number of issues in the case that warrant Supreme Court review and perhaps we can bring a rogue officer to justice.”

The rally will take place at the site of Lee's death and is organized by the Lee family and the Justice for Fong Lee Committee.

You can find more information on Facebook and event details are below:

WHEN: Saturday, October 2, 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Cityview Elementary School, 3350 North 4th Street Minneapolis, MN 55412

Questions can be directed to Janelle Yang, 952-201-0383 Justice for Fong Lee Committee, 612-424-1166 or justiceforfonglee [at] gmail.com.

Midwestern Hyphen folks, please attend and show your support.


Sylvie Kim

contributing editor & blogger

Sylvie Kim is a contributing editor at Hyphen. She previously served as Hyphen's blog coeditor with erin Khue Ninh, film editor, and blog columnist.

She writes about gender, race, class and privilege in pop culture and media (fun fun fun!) at www.sylvie-kim.com and at SF Weekly's The Exhibitionist blog. Her work has also appeared on Racialicious and Salon.