On June 30, AABANY’s Prosecutors Committee held their 7th Annual Reception at Brooklyn Law School, honoring Deputy U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Joon H. Kim and the family of fallen hero Detective Wenjian Liu. Read our highlight here.
The World Journal, a Chinese-language newspaper, covered the reception. Translation of the article courtesy of Tommy and Jenny Wong below:
On June 30 at Brooklyn Law School, the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) gathered for the 7th Annual Prosecutors Reception with different affinity bar members (KALAGNY, SABANY, etc.) and state and federal prosecutors. During the Prosecutors Reception, they honored the fallen police officer Wenjian Liu. The fallen police officer’s father shared stories of his son, which touched all of the audience members and brought them to tears. ADA Kin Ng translated the fallen police officer’s father’s stories of how Wenjian Liu loved helping people and making a change.
Kin Ng also told his story of the first time he met Det. Liu’s parents, which brought back his memories of his own parents:
Right when I entered his house, “[Det. Liu’s] father said to me, “Are you hungry?” I responded, “I am not hungry.” As with many other Asian parents, they insisted that I should have something to eat.
During the ceremony, Wenjian Liu’s father, mother, and widow received a standing ovation along with a salute.
Prosecutors from the five boroughs of New York were represented at the event. Preet Bharara, famously known for prosecuting Sheldon Silver, since he took his position, has attended every event each year. He also gave remarks. He hopes to increase the presence of Asian Americans in law enforcement and hopes that Asian Americans can bring justice everywhere as well.
Deputy U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Joon Kim was presented with an award. During his speech, he pointed out that the role of prosecutors is difficult, but that whatever we do, we have to do it the right way and the proper way. His proudest achievement is to be able to tell his 4-year-old son that he brings people to justice, just like Batman.
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