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February 27, 2015, there was a confrontation between two groups of teen boys; Isaiah Powell’s group and Dylan Yang’s group. Powell’s group drove to Yang’s house and brought along a BB gun. After shots from the BB gun by Powell’s group to Yang’s group at Yang’s house, an incident involved stabbed Powell on the back.
Yang (15 years-old at the time) was convicted of stabbing Powell (13 years-old) twice in the back and a bail set to one million dollar cash.
The Marathon County Court put Yang on trial as an adult and Yang was convicted by a jury for a felony that carries life sentence up to a 60-year in prison.
Yang’s conviction as an adult and a one million dollars cash bail prompted Hmong activists, groups, and organizations from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and California to organize a rally in downtown Wausau on May 31, 2016 to call for justice for Dylan Yang.
Many Hmong feel unjustified by the court system in Wisconsin between the case of Dylan Yang and Dan Popp; Dan Popp killed three innocent people (a Hmong couple and one Puerto Rico man) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and his bail was set to a $150,000 and the court ordered Popp committed to a state mental health facility (article on Dan Popp). Dylan Yang who was 15 years-old at the time of the incident and the Marathon County Court set a one million dollars cash bail for Yang and put Yang on trial in court as an adult.