Skip to comments.Prosecuting Asian-American Scientists for Espionage Is a Shortsighted Strategy
Posted on 03/22/2021 3:41:22 PM PDT by Stravinsky
When catching spies, it is tempting to cast a broad net despite risk of making false accusations. Recently, the Justice Department has done just that. In an effort to crack down on what it depicts as an intellectual espionage campaign by China, it has revved up its prosecutions for scientific espionage and intellectual property theft against Asian-American citizens—from the notable case of Wen Ho Lee at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1999, to Gang Chen at MIT this January.
It’s a familiar cycle, yet somehow shocking each time: immigrant and naturalized scientists are accused of disloyalty. Many are preemptively imprisoned and stripped of professional positions. Accusations of espionage are often found to be erroneous and ungrounded in science, then dropped. Afterwards, targeted scientists have raised plausible claims of racial profiling under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments, at least one currently pending in federal court.
Representative Ted Lieu states that erroneous espionage prosecutions are “the latest example of our government’s unfortunate inability to distinguish between American citizens and foreign adversaries.” One study finds that the proportion of defendants charged under the Economic Espionage Act who were Chinese or Chinese American rose from 17 percent to 52 percent between 2009 and 2015. More crucial is the rate of false positives: defendants of Chinese ethnicity have been unjustly accused at twice the rate of non-Chinese defendants.
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Wen Ho Lee was Clinton trying to frame someone to look hard on China after he gave away all sorts of secrets and tech to China, including what Lee was falsely accused of transferring. William Perry’s defense department gave simulation technology to the ChiComs as part of their policy of constructive engagement.
Pro Commie Antiscientific American
Notice that the key members of this Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus is led by hardcore reds - Judy Chu - Communist Workers Party; Grace Meng - NY Asian red group; Michael Honda - record of supporting pro-Peking fronts and causes; Ted Lieu - could be Peking’s key covert member of Congress.
See: www.keywiki.org, by name, for their red records.
Pelosi’ record is there too. VERY INTERESTING for a mafia-linked political family child
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