Reading your September article about the APDC supporting Jeff Chen in his retrial saddened me. I believe that the facts in the Chen case clearly showed a man out of control and a leader who had lost the support and respect of his officers because of his abuses of power. We are living in a society where there undoubtedly is discrimination, but it was not a factor in this situation. Chen was hired by Medina, and if I’m not mistaken, they were aware that he was an Asian when they gave him the job! The APDC should use their resources to seek out discrimination instances, where Asians are denied the opportunity to get jobs, and not make some knee-jerk decision to support Chen, who probably would have been fired much earlier if he had been white!
— Sam Hurst