Killing of Vincent Chin

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Killing of Vincent Chin
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Vincent Chin
Location Highland Park, Michigan, U.S.
DateJune 19, 1982;40 years ago (1982-06-19)
Attack type
Homicide, manslaughter [1]
VictimVincent Jen Chin
VerdictState charges:
Pleaded guilty to manslaughter
Both perpetrators sentenced to three years of probation and $3,780 fine
Federal trial verdicts:
Ebens guilty of one count of violation of civil rights, but verdict overturned; on retrial: Ebens not guilty of violation of civil rights
Nitz not guilty of violation of civil rights
ChargesState charges:
Second-degree murder (dropped after plea deal)
Federal charges:
Violation of civil rights (2 counts each) (found not guilty)
LitigationEbens ordered to pay $1.5 million to Chin's family, Nitz ordered to pay $50,000
ISBN 978-0-618-54879-8) is about a Japanese-American child's efforts to slow down the traffic on a residential street in Kentucky, while his parents mount a local protest in support of the Chin case.
  • In 2018, Annie Tan, Chin's first cousin once removed, told the story of her discovery of her connection with Chin as played as a part of The Moth Radio Hour. [54]
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    Further reading

    Vincent Jen Chin
    Traditional Chinese 陳果仁
    Simplified Chinese 陈果仁