Chinese Asian Immigrant , unemployed, Murders 13 Immigrants In New York

  • aleqm5ib93zsgmhvzrn-mokufdght9hv1wTurns out he was chinese but used a vietnamese alias.
  • he was unemployed and an immigrant
  • If you are an immigrant and you find life is hard here, go home. A few weeks ago an African black Muslim man murdered his wife in Oregon. I am really tired of immigrants and the only good thing this immigrant did was kill other immigrants.
  • he felt he was picked on for his poor english. well dont come to the US  unless you have great english , not Immigrant english. 
    The United States owes immigrants nothing.

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Jiverly Wong was upset over losing his job at a vacuum plant, didn’t like people picking on him for his limited English and once angrily told a co-worker, “America sucks.”

It remains unclear exactly why the Vietnamese immigrant strapped on a bulletproof vest, barged in on a citizenship class and killed 13 people and himself, but the police chief says he knows one thing for sure: “He must have been a coward.”

Jiverly Wong had apparently been preparing for a gun battle with police but changed course and decided to turn the gun on himself when he heard sirens approaching, Chief Joseph Zikuski said Saturday.

“He had a lot of ammunition on him, so thank God before more lives were lost, he decided to do that,” the chief said.

Police and Wong’s acquaintances portrayed him as an angry, troubled 41-year-old man who struggled with drugs and job loss and perhaps blamed his adopted country for his troubles. His rampage “was not a surprise” to those who knew him, Zikuski said.

He felt degraded because people were apparently making fun of his poor English speaking,” the chief said.

Wong, who used the alias Jiverly Voong, believed people close to him were making fun of him for his poor English language skills, the chief said.

Until last month, he had been taking classes at the American Civic Association, which teaches English to immigrants and helps them prepare for citizenship tests.

Then, on Friday, he parked his car against the back door of the association, burst through the front doors and shot two receptionists, killing one, before moving on to a classroom where he claimed 12 more victims, police said.

The police chief said that most of the dead had multiple gunshot wounds. Wong used two handguns — a 9 mm and a .45-caliber — for which he had obtained a permit more than a decade ago.

The receptionist who survived, 61-year-old Shirley DeLucia, played dead, then called 911 despite her injuries and stayed on the line while the gunman remained in the building.

“She’s a hero in her own right,” he said.

Police initially said it took 90 minutes to rescue her. On Saturday, Zikuski said it was actually 39 minutes, and he said the police response followed all proper procedures.

“The police did the right thing,” he said.

DeLucia remained in critical condition Saturday. The chief said she and three other hospitalized victims were all expected to survive, and that police were in no hurry to question her.

“We’re giving her a break. There’s no reason to put her through that,” he said.

Binghamton police are withholding the names of victims until they have notified relatives and can release all the names at once. Each autopsy takes two to four hours, and authorities are struggling to track down families around the globe.

Wong’s tactics — including the body armor and copious ammunition — fit him into a category of killers called “pseudo-commandos,” said Park Dietz, a criminologist and forensic psychiatrist at UCLA who analyzed the Columbine High School shootings in Colorado in 1999.

Barricading the back doors to trap his prey “was his way of ensuring that he could maximize his kill rate,” Dietz said. “This was all about anger, paranoia, and desperation.”

Wong was born in Vietnam to an ethnically Chinese family. He moved to the States in the early 1990s and soon afterward became a citizen, friends and relatives said. He worked at IBM for a time, friend Hue Huynh said, but decided to move to California.

There, he worked for seven years at a caterer called Kikka Sushi, eventually making $9 an hour, said Paulus Lukas, the company’s human resources manager.

“He was really good at doing his job — we respected him for that,” Lukas told the Los Angeles Times. “He’s never late, he’s always punctual. And when he finishes his job, he goes home. He doesn’t complain, he doesn’t argue with people. He gets along.”

But one day he simply didn’t show up for work, Lukas told the Times. Early last year, he called asking the company to send his tax forms to a New York state address.

Back in New York, he worked at the Shop-Vac plant in Binghamton. Former co-worker Kevin Greene told the Daily News of New York that Wong once said, in answer to whether he liked the New York Yankees, “No, I don’t like that team. I don’t like America. America sucks.”

Zikuski said Wong was fired from that job, where he assembled vacuum cleaners. That’s apparently when things really started to go downhill.

“People who end up doing this particular thing have an accumulation of stressers in their lives, and ultimately there is the one that broke the camel’s back,” Dietz said. “Job loss is one of the big ones, and those stressers are happening more often this year.”

Huynh, the 56-year-old proprietor of an Asian grocery store in Binghamton frequented by the gunman’s sister, ran into Wong at the gym recently and noted that he was complaining about how he couldn’t find work.

His unemployment benefits were only $200 a week, and he lamented his bad luck, she said.

“He’s upset he don’t have a job here. He come back and want to work,” Huynh said. Her husband tried to cheer him up by saying that he was still young and had plenty of time to find work.

Wong’s story is similar to how friends were describing the recent trials of a man accused of opening fire on Pittsburgh police officers during a domestic dispute Saturday, killing three of them. They said he had recently been upset about losing his job; police say that, like Wong, he was wearing a bulletproof vest.

A woman reached at the home who identified herself as Wong’s sister told The Associated Press late Friday she did not believe he was the gunman. “I think somebody involved, not him,” she said.

That’s not an unusual response, Dietz said.

“What will be revealed if the investigation goes deep enough is that many people in a shooter’s world knew that he was angry, mad, unreasonable, scary at times, and recently some of them came to learn that he was threatening and armed,” said Dietz, who is not involved in the Binghamton investigation.

“They’ve known that for a long time, but none of them did what they should have done with that information.”

State police got tips suggesting that Wong may have been planning a bank robbery in 1999, possibly to support a crack-cocaine addiction, Zikuski said. But the robbery never happened, and Zikuski had no other information.

Wong’s father was well-known in the Binghamton area through his work years ago at the now-defunct World Relief Organization, helping recent immigrants find a doctor and obtain food stamps.

“Everyone, when they come to America, he’s the one who helps,” said Ty Tran, who came to the United States in 1990.

Mark Preston, 48, a neighbor of the gunman in Johnson City, outside Binghamton, said people in the family keep to themselves but often tended the bushes in their yard.

“They grow great vegetables and roses,” he said.

Associated Press writers John Wawrow in Buffalo, N.Y., and John Kekis in Binghamton contributed to this report.arg-santa-fear-orig-url

  • As gunman’s life fell apart, he took others’

    BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Jiverly Wong was upset over losing his job at a vacuum plant, didn’t like people picking on him for his limited English and once angrily told a co-worker, “America sucks.”

    It remains unclear exactly why the Vietnamese immigrant strapped on a bulletproof vest, barged in on a citizenship class and killed 13 people and himself, but the police chief says he knows one thing for sure: “He must have been a coward.”

    Jiverly Wong had apparently been preparing for a gun battle with police but changed course and decided to turn the gun on himself when he heard sirens approaching, Chief Joseph Zikuski said Saturday.

    “He had a lot of ammunition on him, so thank God before more lives were lost, he decided to do that,” the chief said.

    Police and Wong’s acquaintances portrayed him as an angry, troubled 41-year-old man who struggled with drugs and job loss and perhaps blamed his adopted country for his troubles. His rampage “was not a surprise” to those who knew him, Zikuski said.

    “He felt degraded because people were apparently making fun of his poor English speaking,” the chief said.

    Wong, who used the alias Jiverly Voong, believed people close to him were making fun of him for his poor English language skills, the chief said.

    Until last month, he had been taking classes at the American Civic Association, which teaches English to immigrants and helps them prepare for citizenship tests.

    Then, on Friday, he parked his car against the back door of the association, burst through the front doors and shot two receptionists, killing one, before moving on to a classroom where he claimed 12 more victims, police said.

    The police chief said that most of the dead had multiple gunshot wounds. Wong used two handguns — a 9 mm and a .45-caliber — for which he had obtained a permit more than a decade ago.

    The receptionist who survived, 61-year-old Shirley DeLucia, played dead, then called 911 despite her injuries and stayed on the line while the gunman remained in the building.

    “She’s a hero in her own right,” he said.

    Police initially said it took 90 minutes to rescue her. On Saturday, Zikuski said it was actually 39 minutes, and he said the police response followed all proper procedures.

    “The police did the right thing,” he said.

    DeLucia remained in critical condition Saturday. The chief said she and three other hospitalized victims were all expected to survive, and that police were in no hurry to question her.

    “We’re giving her a break. There’s no reason to put her through that,” he said.

    Binghamton police are withholding the names of victims until they have notified relatives and can release all the names at once. Each autopsy takes two to four hours, and authorities are struggling to track down families around the globe.

    Wong’s tactics — including the body armor and copious ammunition — fit him into a category of killers called “pseudo-commandos,” said Park Dietz, a criminologist and forensic psychiatrist at UCLA who analyzed the Columbine High School shootings in Colorado in 1999.

    Barricading the back doors to trap his prey “was his way of ensuring that he could maximize his kill rate,” Dietz said. “This was all about anger, paranoia, and desperation.”

    Wong was born in Vietnam to an ethnically Chinese family. He moved to the States in the early 1990s and soon afterward became a citizen, friends and relatives said. He worked at IBM for a time, friend Hue Huynh said, but decided to move to California.

    There, he worked for seven years at a caterer called Kikka Sushi, eventually making $9 an hour, said Paulus Lukas, the company’s human resources manager.

    “He was really good at doing his job — we respected him for that,” Lukas told the Los Angeles Times. “He’s never late, he’s always punctual. And when he finishes his job, he goes home. He doesn’t complain, he doesn’t argue with people. He gets along.”

    But one day he simply didn’t show up for work, Lukas told the Times. Early last year, he called asking the company to send his tax forms to a New York state address.

    Back in New York, he worked at the Shop-Vac plant in Binghamton. Former co-worker Kevin Greene told the Daily News of New York that Wong once said, in answer to whether he liked the New York Yankees, “No, I don’t like that team. I don’t like America. America sucks.”

    Zikuski said Wong was fired from that job, where he assembled vacuum cleaners. That’s apparently when things really started to go downhill.

    “People who end up doing this particular thing have an accumulation of stressers in their lives, and ultimately there is the one that broke the camel’s back,” Dietz said. “Job loss is one of the big ones, and those stressers are happening more often this year.”

    Huynh, the 56-year-old proprietor of an Asian grocery store in Binghamton frequented by the gunman’s sister, ran into Wong at the gym recently and noted that he was complaining about how he couldn’t find work.

    His unemployment benefits were only $200 a week, and he lamented his bad luck, she said.

    “He’s upset he don’t have a job here. He come back and want to work,” Huynh said. Her husband tried to cheer him up by saying that he was still young and had plenty of time to find work.

    Wong’s story is similar to how friends were describing the recent trials of a man accused of opening fire on Pittsburgh police officers during a domestic dispute Saturday, killing three of them. They said he had recently been upset about losing his job; police say that, like Wong, he was wearing a bulletproof vest.

    A woman reached at the home who identified herself as Wong’s sister told The Associated Press late Friday she did not believe he was the gunman. “I think somebody involved, not him,” she said.

    That’s not an unusual response, Dietz said.

    “What will be revealed if the investigation goes deep enough is that many people in a shooter’s world knew that he was angry, mad, unreasonable, scary at times, and recently some of them came to learn that he was threatening and armed,” said Dietz, who is not involved in the Binghamton investigation.

    “They’ve known that for a long time, but none of them did what they should have done with that information.”

    State police got tips suggesting that Wong may have been planning a bank robbery in 1999, possibly to support a crack-cocaine addiction, Zikuski said. But the robbery never happened, and Zikuski had no other information.

    Wong’s father was well-known in the Binghamton area through his work years ago at the now-defunct World Relief Organization, helping recent immigrants find a doctor and obtain food stamps.

    “Everyone, when they come to America, he’s the one who helps,” said Ty Tran, who came to the United States in 1990.

    Mark Preston, 48, a neighbor of the gunman in Johnson City, outside Binghamton, said people in the family keep to themselves but often tended the bushes in their yard.

    “They grow great vegetables and roses,” he said.

    Associated Press writers John Wawrow in Buffalo, N.Y., and John Kekis in Binghamton contributed to this report.nusa_head_smallerThe March unemployment news is shocking — just like it has been every month for the last year.NumbersUSA believes that beating the proposed increases isn’t nearly enough. We continue to call for a suspension of most immigration during this jobs crisis.Our calculations based on the most recent government data estimate that the feds gave out 138,000 permanent work permits (green cards for immigrants) and new temporary work permits (for temporary workers) to foreigners during March. That makes around 400,000 foreign workers during this new year of the new Administration and new Congress, which are acting just like the last Administration in callousness. You would think we had a jobs surplus and a worker shortage in this country with the way the feds behave.

    Still, I think I may see a slight glimmer of hope.

    YOUR RELENTLESS FAX/PHONE PROTESTS ARE SLOWLY SHIFTING THE STORY 

    From your comments to us, I know that many of you are frustrated after months of contacting Members of Congress, the Administration and the news media, insisting that they consider immigration policy in the context of lost jobs.

    But it looks like your efforts and the steady drumbeat of depressing jobs information may be starting to break through.

    Vice President Biden’s comments in Central America this last week are perhaps the brightest sign of your success.

    For months of shouting the numbers (jobs lost and foreign workers imported), we couldn’t seem to get any news media to mention American unemployment in the same stories that talked about immigration policy proposals. It was as if the journalists of America couldn’t grasp (or weren’t allowed by their cheap-labor-loving publishers to grasp) that immigration numbers are directly related to labor force issues.

    But while hundreds of thousands more Americans were losing their jobs in March and another 138,000 foreign workers were allowed to take U.S. jobs, we began seeing more and more media including in their immigration stories that the unemployment situation might make it difficult to pass “comprehensive immigration reform” this year.

    News stories no longer are focused mainly on the inevitability of passage.

    One breakthrough that is needed is for all media to be forced to explain that “comprehensive immigration reform” is a cover-up phrase for allowing 7 million illegal foreign workers to permanently keep U.S. jobs and for importing millions more foreign workers each decade. Put those facts in the same paragraph with “13.2 million Americans are looking for a job and can’t find one” and supporters of comprehensive immigration reform look pretty foolish — and cruel.

    Apparently Vice Pres. Biden could easily see how foolish and cruel it looked when he was pressed about immigration issues in Costa Rica.  Instead of the usual open-borders line of the feds, Biden said a very wise thing:

    It’s difficult to tell a constituency while unemployment is rising, they’re losing their jobs and their homes, that what we should do is in fact legalize (illegal immigrants) and stop all deportation.” 

    Friends, we must continue to shout these numbers about foreign workers and American unemployment until all of Washington gets the message that Biden got — and until Congress actually begins working to reduce immigration.

    Let the Administration know that you appreciate Vice Pres. Biden’s comments. Tell your Members of Congress that Biden is right but that Congress must go further and suspend most immigration (except for spouses and minor children and exceptional-needs refugees).

    ROY BECK is Founder & CEO of NumbersUSA

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