- Representative Vito Fossella, US Congress
- United States of America
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On January 13, 2007, in Staten Island, NY, a convenience store clerk named Soon Hwa Hong, after fighting with an alleged shoplifter and being punched repeatedly in the head, hit the alleged shoplifter with the 40 ounce beer bottle he was trying to steal.
The alleged shoplifter faces some misdemeanor charges, but clerk Soon Hwa Hong is charged with second-degree assault, a felony punishable by a maximum of seven years in prison.
This petition will be sent to Congressman Vito Fossella, to bring his attention to what seems to be a twisted sort of justice.
Dear Congressman Fossella:
I am sure you have heard about felony charges being brought against Soon Hwa Hong, a Staten Islander, who after defending his store and himself against a shoplifter, was charged with felony assault and several misdemeanors.
Although we do not advocate interference in the justice system, we would appreciate a public statement on these charges, which we feel are just plain wrong.
The Justice for Soon Hwa Hong petition to Representative Vito Fossella, US Congress was written by Rob Foran and is in the category Justice at GoPetition.