Oklahoma Hmong Community will Rally on May 22, 2012 to call for justice for Neng Yang
Oklahoma Hmong Community will rally in Tulsa Metro area on May 22, 2012 to call for justice for Neng Yang whose was beating by Scott Osborn when Neng accidentally ran over and killed Osborn's dog.
Lasia Xiong and Leona Thao, Rally Coodinator, were scheduled to LIVE on the Suab Hmong Radio LIVE TalkShow with Victor Vaj on May 17, 2012 begins at 7:00PM Wisconsin time.
You are invited to be a part of the LIVE show by Call-in (347) 855-8091 and voice your opinions on the case.
Click here to listen to Victor LIVE TalkShow which will be LIVE on May 17, 2012 at 7:00 PM Wisconsin time.
-------------------------------------------------- Words from Lasia Xiong and Leona Thao:
From the information that was given, Monday may 21st will be the orientation of all the juries and the jury trial will be given the next day, May 22nd at 9:00am.
We plan to rally LOUD and BIG at the jury trial! We want YOU and all the SUPPORT for Mr. Neng Yang and his family.
It's been a year and couple months since the incident of Mr. Neng Yang, but we need to STAND STRONG to fight for JUSTICE! Remember, this could happen to you or anyone that you know whether it's friends or families! PLEASE, PLEASE! Put this date on your calendar! Come out if you can if not, pray for us for justice! It's not just Mr. Neng Yang that this will effect, but our Hmong families living in the nation to the same state. we need to step up and stand our ground!
HELP SPREAD THE EVENT AND WORDS, PLEASE! Questions or concerns, you may either contact me, Lasia Xiong at 918-565-0120 or Leona Thao at 918-859-8901.
Those that plan to attend that are around the Tulsa Metro area, we plan to car pool at green country event center! If you want to attend but no ride, we are willing to take anyone with us! We plan to leave at 7am in the morning so that we arrive in Vinita by 8am. Please contact either myself or leona for a ride! thank you!
------------------------------------------ Read initial news on Neng Yang below:
VINITA, Oklahoma -- A Vinita man says he was beaten severely when he accidentally ran over and killed a dog.
He spent four days in the hospital, needed facial reconstructive surgery and his family wants the attacker arrested.
The victim had been checking his farm when he says three dogs ran after his truck.
He says he made it past them the first time, but on his way back, he heard a thump, looked in his rearview mirror, saw the dog and backed up. He says he apologized and offered to pay for the dog repeatedly, but was knocked out, and when he came to, was covered in blood.
Neng Yang's family took pictures of his injuries at the hospital. In addition to shattered bones in his face, they say he has two broken ribs and bruises on his leg. He speaks English, but let his daughter do the talking, due to his pain.
"He has plates in his cheekbones, they reconstructed his nose, and shifted his jaw because it was not aligned," Pashia Yang, Neng's daughter, said.
Pashia says by the time her dad was backing up to the dog, the man and his son were in their vehicle, meeting him on the road.
"He got out of the car and apologized to the man," she said. "The man said, ‘did you know you ran over my dog? He's a thousand dollars'. Dad said, ‘I'm sorry, I'll pay for it, compensate'. My father did see the son in the car and the son was crying and said I'll pay for it."
He says he came to and the man said, let's shake hands and we're cool, now don't do anything stupid.
Lori Fullbright, News On 6: "What did your dad think that meant?" Pashia, Victim's Daughter: "To not call the authorities."
The sheriff says the man admitted hitting Yang one time, but, Pashia says the injuries are too severe for that to be true. The family says Yang has lived here 30 years and never had a conflict with anyone.
"I can't believe someone can be as heartless. This is so absurd," Pashia said. "I never, ever dreamed anyone could do anything like this to anybody, any person, over an animal. I have an animal, a dog and I love him, but I could never do this to someone's father or friend, you know?"
Craig County Sheriff Jimmy Sooter says the case will go to the DA on Wednesday.
He says 29-year-old Scott Osborn could be charged with aggravated assault and its possible Yang could be charged with reckless driving.
Sheriff Sooter says Osborn told investigators Yang swerved up into his yard, toward the dog. Osborn's son and the sheriff say there were tracks in the yard. Yang says he was never in the yard, it all happened in the road.
The sheriff says Osborn is around 6'1", 250 pounds and said he was afraid Yang was going to hit him, so Osborn hit first.
Osborn also says Yang had a gun in his vehicle. Yang says it wasn't loaded and he only carries it to scare coyote away from his cattle.