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CB3 Approves Danny Chen Street Co-Naming

Last night Community Board 3 approved a resolution in support of co-naming a section of Elizabeth Street in memory of Danny Chen. Private Chen, a Chinatown native, took his own life in Afghanistan in 2011, after weeks of racially-tinged...

Danny Chen’s Parents: “Justice Was Not Served”

It has been more than a year since Su Zhen Chen's 19-year old son, Danny, died in Afghanistan after enduring weeks of hazing at the hands of fellow soldiers.   But in some ways it's as though no time...

Tomorrow in Columbus Park: Protesters to Demand Tougher Sentence For Danny Chen’s Tormentor

Tomorrow afternoon in Columbus Park, community activists will gather to protest the first verdict in the Danny Chen case. Chen, a 19-year old Army enlistee and resident of the Lower East Side, was found dead at a military base...

Quinn, Chin Urge Tougher Sentence For Soldier in Danny Chen Case

There was widespread disappointment in Chinatown this week after Sergeant Adam Holcomb received a light sentence for his role in the death of Private Danny Chen, a local resident who took his life at an Army base in Afghanistan...

Jury Recommends Sentence in First Danny Chen Trial

Sergeant Adam Holcomb, the officer acquitted yesterday of the most serious charges he faced in connection with the death of Private Danny Chen, received a recommended sentence of 30 days from a military jury this morning for verbally and...

Army Sergeant Not Guilty of Most Serious Charges in Death of Danny Chen

An Army sergeant was found not guilty yesterday of the most serious charges in connection with last year's death of Private Danny Chen.   Adam Holcomb was the first of eight soldiers to face court martial in North Carolina. A...

Supporters of Private Danny Chen Head to North Carolina For Trials

A group of supporters, friends and family of Private Danny Chen, the 19-year-old Chinatown native found dead in a military base in Afghanistan last October, departed from Columbus Park this morning for Fort Bragg, North Carolina. There they will...

Trials In Danny Chen Case Begin Tuesday; Activists Travel to North Carolina

Next Tuesday will mark the first of eight military trials for officers accused in connection with the death of Private Danny Chen, who was found dead at an American military base in Afghanistan last October. Chen, a Chinatown native,...

Army Recommends Dismissing Most Serious Charges in Danny Chen Case; Family, Activists Disappointed

Community leaders gathered in Chinatown yesterday afternoon to respond to what they called “disappointing” charges recommended by the U.S. Army against four of the eight soldiers implicated in the tragic death of Private Danny Chen.  Pre-trial hearings came to...

Two More Soldiers Will Likely Face Trial in Danny Chen’s Death

Army investigators are recommending courts martial for two more soldiers accused in the Danny Chen case.  Chen, a Lower East Side resident,was found dead in Kandahar, Afghanistan last October.  Military officials have intimated that Chen killed himself after weeks...
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