May Dick of the Month: Yiqiang Wu

Earlier this month we had Veteran’s Day (shut up, I told you I’m behind on the DotM posts) and it just so happens that April’s Dick of the Month probably doesn’t celebrate Veteran’s Day.

On April 11th, exactly 7 months before Veteran’s Day a certain New Yorker, Yiqiang Wu was standing in line behind an unnamed U.S. Army Captain in a Walmart in Albany, NY.  That Army officer was Captain Andrew McClure, a 14-year veteran who served in Iraq.

Captain McClure was checking out and Wu muttered something, Capt. McClure looked at him and asked him if he was talking to the soldier or not, Wu responded by flipping him the bird, when the Captain found it odd he asked if the middle finger display was for him, or someone else.  Wu took this as an opportunity to began yelling insults at the Captain for being a soldier and screamed a few more derisive comments about the U.S. and soldiers in general.  He called “American Scum” and told McClure, “Fuck you, fuck your nation.”

Capt. McClure said, “If you don’t like it here, you can always go home,” and then walked away.  Wu then proceeded to chase after the Captain and punch him repeatedly in the face.

The Captain took the defensive and protected himself without counterattacking Wu and as a result sustained a cut above the eye which was treated by paramedics on the scene and afterward the Captain went home.  Wu, on the other hand, went to jail; where he belongs.

Captain McClure was asked why he didn’t fight back and he said, “I had the presence of mind to know that we’re on camera.”

Security footage seems to show Yiqiang Wu (left) assaulting a man in Army fatigues (right) near the checkout area of an Albany  Walmart store.

Welcome t’ Walmart, get yer shit and get punched in th’ face!

Unfortunately for McClure’s assailant, Wu didn’t seem to have the same presence of mind.  McClure continued, “I’m in uniform and I have to conduct myself as a professional and not do anything that would tarnish or embarrass the unit or the uniform.”

Well, getting your face smashed in by an unarmed Chinese* guy is tarnishing the unit and the uniform a bit, I suppose his restraint is admirable.

Wu was charged with 3rd degree assault and the charge will stand as a hate crime, too.  Wu claims he’s schizophrenic and that’s what caused everything, but that he’s not actually anti-American.

Well Mr. Wu, for assaulting a uniformed Veteran for no discernible reason, you are May’s Dick of the Month.

~RCS

*Disclaimer: No matter how much I look I can’t find any information about Wu’s citizenship, but given his comments I can guess he’s not a citizen, and Yiqiang is a Chinese name.  Hence my assumption that he is Chinese, I’m not just blankly assuming because he’s Asian-looking.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Luke
    Dec 17, 2014 @ 14:17:16

    Is there a follow up to this from a year ago? Did the guy go to prison for assaulting a soldier in uniform? The irony is Wu said f%&$ this country, when places like Walmart sell tons of stuff imported from his country.

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    • Dickjutsu
      Dec 18, 2014 @ 04:49:28

      I honestly do not know. I have never been able to find an update dated later than April 16th, 2013. At that time he was out on bail and hadn’t been tried, yet. I would imagine he probably got, if anything, a $1,000 fine and a few months in jail, since he was technically charged with 3rd Degree Assault which in New York is only a Class A Misdemeanor.
      He +was+ charged with “assault as a hate crime” which I don’t know exactly what that equates to in New York. Can’t possibly be more than Class B Felony. Class B Felonies, in New York State, have a minimum of 1 year in jail and a maximum of 25 years in jail. A perpetrator of a Class B Felony must serve at least 1/3 of their designated sentence. So if he got 9 years, he’d have to serve an absolute minimum of 3 years.
      Like I said, though, without actually filing a freedom of information request or going to the Schenectady Courthouse. But I would assume he got a few months and a big fine.
      ~RCS

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