Hundreds of people gathered at the Alameda County Courthouse in Oakland, California on Monday to demand District Attorney Pamela Price bring justice to the three men charged in the death of Jasper Wu, a Chinese-American boy.
On Nov 6, 2021, Wu’s mother was driving home with her family. When she was on the highway, she was caught in the crossfire of a gang shootout. Jasper, who was just shy of his second birthday, was killed by a stray bullet.
Three men – Trevor Green, Ivory Bivens, and Johnny Jackson – were charged by former Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley with offenses including murder and shooting at an occupied vehicle.
Price, who took office in January, has issued instructions to her colleagues to sentence people convicted of felonies more lightly and to reduce the number of combined sentences.
Protesters expressed concern the suspects in Wu’s killing will be treated leniently, although Price has announced she has not made any decisions about what charges to pursue.