大芝加哥华人社区关于目前治安危机给市长的请愿信



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疫情发生后,芝加哥治安不断恶化。根据芝加哥警察局2022年1月1日公布的数据:2021年发生了797起枪击凶杀案,凶杀案件数量超过美国任何其他城市,是芝加哥有记录以来最暴力的一年。中国城的犯罪率提高了55%,无辜的同胞惨遭杀害。严重的治安隐患给华人社区的生活和工作的造成了极大的负面影响。

新的一年开启新的希望! 大芝加哥地区华侨华人联合会根据侨社的诉求,发起给芝加哥市长及市政府要求改善治安请愿信的联署签名,共同为社区的治安发声! 活动得到了侨社100多个华人组织的自愿联署签名。 感谢法律顾问黄正东律师事务所整理起草请愿信文字,社区朋友们积极提供反馈!

下面是大芝加哥地区华人社区关于目前治安危机给市长的请愿信的原文,中文翻译及参与联署108组织名单。 感谢各组织的大力支持! 大芝加哥地区华侨华人联合会在强烈要求政府部门提高治安的同时请社区朋友们注意安全, 保护好自己和家人!
 

此请愿信中文翻译版如下:

2021年12月27日,1000多名愤怒的民众不顾寒冷的天气在芝加哥华埠街道游行,抗议针对无辜华人社区的暴力伤害! 当地华裔社区领袖、商人、律师、餐馆工作人员都积极参加了这次示威:

• 2021年12月7日,71岁的华埠居民谢焕新在离家去买报纸的途中被一名23岁的男子连开22枪残忍杀害。

• 2021年11月9日,24岁的中国学生郑少雄在芝加哥大学校园内被枪杀。

• 2021年9月27日 , 57岁的外卖员邵乔明在送餐路程中惨遭枪杀。

• 2021年2月9日,两位中国城的居民36岁的边华一和38岁的熊伟忠同一天被谋杀。

• 2021年1月9日,在芝加哥大学发生了另一起中国青年学生范轶然的致命枪杀案。

• 2020年12月21日年仅33岁的关帅晚在桥港区被枪杀。

在严重的疫情中,芝加哥华埠的治安急剧恶化,抢劫、劫车和枪击事件在华埠越来越频繁,芝加哥华裔社区的安全受到严重威胁。 根据芝加哥警方的数据,芝加哥华埠今年的暴力犯罪率上升了55%。 近年来,芝加哥华埠社区经历了许多起枪击抢劫、劫车和商店被砸等暴力事件,使我们这个紧密相连的华人社区成为了犯罪分子实施暴力的目标。

够了!够了!  我们的生活不再安全,我们正在经历治安危机。因此,我们强烈要求市政府制订一项能切实解决问题的长期规划,将反犯罪和暴力作为首要任务,增加芝加哥华埠社区的监控和警察巡逻。

具体来说,我们郑重提出以下几点诉求和呼吁:

1. 我们呼吁市政府回答我们一直都在寻求答案的重大问题,即为什么惯犯似乎这么容易重新回到街道上。 在所有发生在华埠社区的悲剧中,那些可怕的谋杀案大多是由惯犯犯下的。我们呼吁市政府在州检察官办公室和芝加哥警察局之间形成更强大的伙伴关系,制定防止惯犯再次作案伤害社区的方案。 我们还呼吁市政府与联邦和州执法机构合作,制定和实施有效的战略,打击和起诉惯犯背后的犯罪组织

2. 我们呼吁市政府采取重大的枪支管制措施,杜绝有犯罪史、被判刑或精神疾病的人获得枪支。发生在华埠的抢劫、破坏和劫车等恶性案件中,枪支暴力是造成死亡和受伤的主要原因。

3. 我们呼吁市政府请求联邦政府提供帮助,制止非法武器在芝加哥的流通; 减少暴力,包括帮派犯罪行为。

4. 我们呼吁市政府增加中国城以及周边地区的警力,加强巡逻,保卫华埠社区。   并招募会讲中文的警员,帮助受害者克服语言障碍及时处理暴力案件。

5. 我们呼吁市政府与华人社区的代表定期举行会议,并与华埠居民合作,落实法规,倡导州和联邦有关公共安全和预防暴力的政策和立法。

6. 我们呼吁市政府在华埠地区增加更多的警察监视(POD)摄像技术装置。 华埠社区期待与市政府和芝加哥警察局以及当地市议员合作,为保护华埠地区制定一项长期的技术方案。       

7. 我们呼吁市政府大力加强在华埠的邻里守望,并提供资金支持。 改善华人社区治安的最好办法就是让整个社区居民都参与进来。

芝加哥华人社区热爱芝加哥这个城市, 这里是我们美丽的家园。我们属于这个城市,也是这个城市的一部分。 但是目前芝加哥的高犯罪率已经严重地影响了我们的生活,工作和社区发展。 芝加哥华人社区认可并捍卫民主、自由和宪政的价值。 然而,我们生活和工作的社区现在被笼罩在治安的危险和恐惧之中。 我们的生命和财产陷于前所未有的不安全境地。 现在是市政府高度重视华人社区的安全状况,并采取实际措施改善唐人街以及周边地区的安全状况的时候了!

芝加哥市政府有责任和义务确保华人社区和芝加哥华埠的安全。我们真诚地希望市政府能听到我们的声音,并立即就以上几点诉求采取具体行动!

关于此信,请联系大芝加哥地区华侨华人联合会,email 地址caagc11th@gmail.com,或清水正东律师事务所,email地址 support@huang-hu.com。

 (文案准备:清水正东律师事务所)


签名:(109 社团,排名不分先后)

1.大芝加哥地区华侨华人联合会
2.美国华人科学家工程师专业人士协会
3.美国华人海外交流协会
4.芝加哥五邑同乡会
5.芝城华商会
6.美国华人联合会伊州分会
7.美中餐饮业联合会
8.美国福建商业联会总会
9.美洲华裔博物馆
10.协胜公会
11.梅氏总公会
12.香港华协会
13.湖北同乡会
14.林西河堂
15.湖南商会
16.芝加哥爱心法律援助团
17.快乐有我健身队
18.美中文化艺术中心
19.芝加哥温州同乡会
20.美国东北华人协会
21.北美上海同乡会
22.大芝加哥开平同乡会
23.美洲同源会芝加哥分会
24.广海同乡会
25.美中福建同乡会
26.芝加哥大学中国学生联合会
27.芝加哥艺术学院中国学士学者联合会
28.伊利诺伊理工大学中国学生学者联合会
29.芝加哥洛约拉大学中国学生学者联合会
30.西北大学中国学生学者联合会
31.芝加哥哥伦比亚学院中国学生学者联合会
32.伊利诺伊州立大学芝加哥分校中国学生学者联合会
33.美中西中美学生学者联谊会
34.溯源公所
35.海晏公所
36.伍胥山公所
37.北美客家上杭同乡会芝加哥分会
38.南开芝加哥校友会
39.天津联谊会
40.天津商会
41.芝加哥人民艺术团
42.美中东北华人协会
43.芝加哥中美东北总商会
44.芝加哥西北同乡会
45.芝加哥华人妇女商会
46.中西部湖南同乡会
47.龙冈亲义公所
48.黄氏宗亲会
49.华中科技大学大芝加哥地区校友会
50.芝加哥安徽同乡会
51.大芝加哥地区和统会
52.芝加哥广州协会
53.希林艺术学院
54.美中凤伦公所
55.芝加哥至德三德公所
56.芝加哥新会同乡会
57.中西部河南同乡会
58.东方艺术团
59.芝加哥彩色艺术团
60.风华中文学校
61.希林中文学校
62.希林湖县中文学校
63.恩平同乡会
64.瑞华中文学校
65.芝加哥华人文化村
66.芝加哥武汉大学校友会
67.皓舞舞蹈团
68.芝加哥中山同乡会
69.舞之林艺术团
70.剑忠厚体育会
71.希林北郊教育中心
72.北京师范大学校友会
73.湖北商会
74.芝加哥旗袍协会
75.美国华人教授科学家学社
76.芝加哥东方中文学校
77.锦华中文学校
78.雅美教育文化中心
79.芝加哥星耀风城
80.昭伦公所
81.上海同乡会
82.李氏公所
83.中国大西南旅美华人协会
84.洪青体育社
85.芝加哥客家联谊会
86.飞鹰功夫学院
87.芝加哥教授学者协会
88.北美益阳同乡会
89.恩平商会
90.上海外国语学院芝加哥校友会
91.同济大学医学院校友会
92.华东师范大学美国校友会中西部分会
93.北斗功夫学院
94.全球友谊基金会
95.丘氏公所
96.西安交大校友会
97.芝加哥华人艺术团
98.叶青舞蹈团
99.芝加哥北京协会
100.芝加哥中国法学会
101.芝加哥山东大学校友会
102.芝加哥山东同乡会
103.UIC 希林中文学校
104.伊州亚裔针灸协会
105.瑞安市留学生和家属联谊会芝加哥联络站
106.培英美术学校
107.美国浙江同乡会
108.全美温州博士协会
109.华星醒狮团



此请愿信英文原文如下:


January, 2022

The Honorable Lori E. Lightfoot,

On December 27, 2021, more than 1,000 community members marched through the streets of Chicago's Chinatown to protest the relentless violence against innocent Chinese Americans despite the cold weather. Local Chinese community leaders, businessmen, lawyers, restaurant workers all actively participated in the demonstration:

• On December 7, 2021, 71-year-old Chinatown resident Woom Sing Tse was brutally murdered by a 23-year-old man who fired 22 shots at Mr. Tse when the aged man left home to buy a newspaper.

• On November 9, 2021, the murder of Zheng Shaoxiong, a 24-year-old Chinese student occurred on the campus of the University of Chicago.

• Another fatal shooting of young Chinese student Yiran Fan at the University of Chicago occurred in January 2021.

• On September 27, 2021, Qiaoming Shao, 57 was fatally shot while delivering food in Chinatown.

• On February 9, 2021, 36-year-old Huayi Bian and 38-year-old Weizhong Xiong were murdered on the same day in Chinatown.

• On December 2, 2020, Shuai Guan, 33, was shot in his chest while calling 911 to report individuals who were trying to steal his car near his home.

During the pandemic, the law and order in Chicago Chinatown deteriorated sharply. Robbery, carjacking and shooting incidents became more and more frequent in Chinatown, and the safety of the Chinese American community in Chicago was seriously threatened. Violent crime in Chicago's Chinatown was up 55 percent in 2021, according to Chicago police data. In recent years, the Chicago Chinatown community has experienced numerous incidents of violence including shootings, robberies, carjackings, and store smashes, making our close-knit Chinese community a target of violence by criminals.

Enough is enough! Our lives are no longer safe, we are experiencing a security crisis. Therefore, we strongly urge the city government to develop a long-term plan that will address the problem, ke anti-violence a top priority, and increase surveillance and police patrols in the Chicago Chinatown community.

Specifically, we solemnly put forward the following demands and appeals:

1. We call on the city to answer the big question we have been seeking answers to: why it seems so easy for repeat offenders to return to the streets. Of all the tragedies in the Chinatown community, most gruesome murders were committed by repeat offenders. We call on the City to form a stronger partnership between the State Attorney's Office and the Chicago Police Department to develop programs to prevent repeat offenders from harming communities.  We also call on the city to work with federal and state law enforcement agencies to develop and implement an effective strategy to combat and prosecute organized crime organizations behind repeat offenders

2. We call on the city administration to take significant gun control measures to prevent people with criminal histories, convicted or mental illnesses from acquiring firearms. Gun violence is the leading cause of death and injury in vicious cases of robbery, vandalism and carjacking in Chinatown.

3. We call on the City to request the help from federal authorities to halt the flow of illegal weapons and reduce violence, including crimes committed by gangs.

4. We call on the city government to increase the police force in Chinatown and surrounding areas, strengthen patrols, and defend the Chinatown community, and recruit Chinese-speaking police officers to help victims overcome language barriers and deal with violent cases in a timely manner.

5. We call on the City to hold regular meetings with representatives of the Chinese community and work with Chinatown residents to implement regulations, and to advocate for state and federal policies and legislation related to public safety and violence prevention.

6. We call on the city administration to add more Police Observation Device (POD) cameras to the Chinatown area.  The Chinese communities look forward to working with the city administration and Chicago Police Department to develop a long-term technological strategy for the areas of Chinatown.

7. We call on the city government to vigorously strengthen and provide financial support for the Chinatown Neighborhood Watch. The best way to improve law and order in the Chinese community is to involve the entire community.

The Chicago Chinese community loves the city of Chicago, our beautiful home. We belong to this city and are part of this city. But the current high crime rate in Chicago has seriously affected our lives, jobs and community development. The Chinese Chicago community recognizes and defends the values of democracy, liberty, and constitutionalism. Yet the communities in which we live and work are now shrouded in danger and fear. Our lives and property are in unprecedented levels of insecurity. Now is the time for the city government to take the safety of the Chinese community seriously and take practical steps to improve safety in Chinatown and surrounding areas. The Chinese Chicago community wants to forge closer ties with Mayor Lightfoot, local city councils, the Cook County Attorney General, and the Chicago Police Department on safety issues.

We sincerely hope that the city government heed to our deepest concerns and take the above recommended actions to further enhance our safety.  Regarding this letter, please contact Chinese American Association at Greater Chicago , email address caagc11th@gmail.com, or Huang & Hu PC Law Firm, email address support@huang-hu.com.

Prepared: Huang & Hu PC

Signed: (109 organizations, in no order)
1.Chinese American Association at Greater Chicago
2.Association of Chinese American Scientists and Engineers
3.Chicago Wuyi Chinese Association
4.American Chinese Overseas Exchange Association
5.Chinatown Chamber of Commerce
6.The U.S.-China Restaurant Alliance
7.Fujian Chamber of Commerce
8.United Chinese Americans (UCA) IL
9.Chinese American Museum of Chicago
10.Lam Sai Ho Tong Association
11.Hip Sing Association
12.Hubei Association
13.Hunan Chamber of Commerce
14.Happy for Fitness Team
15.Chicago Wenzhou Association
16.American Northeastern Chinese Association
17.Shanghai Association of North America
18.Greater Chicago Kaiping Association
19.Chinese American Citizens Alliance Chicago
20.Guanghai Association
21.Fujian Association Midwest
22.Soo Yuen Benevolent Association
23.Hoy Yen Association
24.Shanghang Hakka Association of North America, Chicago Chapter
25.Nankai Alumni Association of Chicago
26.Tianjin Association
27.Tianjin Chamber of Commerce
28.The Eng Family Association
29.Chicago Chinese Culture & Arts Society
30.Northeastern Chinese Association
31.Gee Duck Sam Duck Ass'n
32.US Chamber of Commerce for Northeastern China
33.Chicago Northwest Association
34.Chicago Women's Chamber of Commerce
35.Midwest USA  Hunan Association
36.Lung Kong Tin Yee Association
37.Chicago Anhui Association
38.Chinese American Alliance for China's Peaceful Reunification
39.Huazhong University of Science and Technology Chicago Alumni    
40.The University of Chicago Chinese Students and Scholars Association
41.The Midwest Chinese Students and Scholars Association
42.Fong Lun Association
43.Yan Ping Association
44.Fenghua Academy
45.Wong Family Association
46.Xilin Academy
47.Lake County Chinese School
48.US-China Cultural Association
49.Dongfang Chinese Performing Arts
50.Chicago Guangzhou Association
51.Chicago Henan Association
52.Chicago Sun Wei Association
53.Xi Lin Performing Arts
54.Color Performing Arts
55.Chicago Chinese Culture Village
56.Chicago Huhan University Alumni
57.Chicago Talents Groups
58.Jian Zhong Hou Club
59.Chew Lun Association
60.Ray Chinese School
61.Chicago Shanghai association
62.Beijing Normal University Chicago Alumni Association
63.Chicago Zhongshan Association
64.Chicago Chinese Qipao Association
65.Asian American Education and Culture Center
66.Chicago Dongfang Chinese School
67.Hubei Chamber of Commerce
68.Wuzhilin Performing Arts Association
69.The Society of Chinese American Professors and Scientists
70.The Lee Family Association
71.Xilin North Chinese Education Center
72.Hao Dance Arts
73.Southwestern Chinese Association
74.Chicago USA Hakka Friendship Association
75.Chinese Freemasons Athletic Club
76.Hongkong Club
77.Soaring Eagle Kung Fu Martial Arts School
78.Chicago Professors & Scholars Association
79.Tongji Medical University Alumni
80.Yiyang Association of North America
81.Enping Chamber of Commerce
82.Shanghai Foreign Language University Alumni
83.Midwest Chapter of East China Normal University Alumni Association in America
84.Hugh's Association
85.Global Friendship Exchange Foundation
86.Beidou Kungfu Martial Arts
87.Green Dance CO
88.Xi′an Jiaotong University Alumni Association
89.Asian America Acupuncture Association
90.Illinois Institute of Technology CSSA
91.Columbia College Chicago CSSA
92.Northwestern CSSA
93.Loyola University Chicago CSSA
94.The School of Art Institute of Chicago CSSA
95.Shandong Association of Chicago
96.Shandong University Alumni Association of Chicago
97.Xian Jiaotong University Alumni Association
98.Chicago Chinese Performing Arts
99.Green Dance Co.
100.Chicago Beijing Association
101.Shanghai University Alumni
102.Pui Ying Art School
103.UIC Xilin Chinese School
104.The Association of Ruian Chicago Students & Families
105.Chicago China Law Society
106.National Wenzhou Doctoral Association
107.University of Illinois at Chicago CSSA
108.The US Zhejiang Association
109.Hua Xing Lion Association Corp












 


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