Category: News

News related to Anti-Asian Violence, the Asian-American community, seniors, AAPI society, and solidarity actions. This is an umbrella category for timely events that intersect with more specific categories.

Anti-Asian Hate Crime Data May Represent Only a Fraction of Actual Cases

March 28, 2022 Rally in Carson

Neighborhood Safety Companions knows this to be a FACT based upon our direct polling of residents, business owners, workers and street vendors in the Koreatown area. When we visit with seniors in various senior housing complexes or interact with both housed and unhoused community members – none of the hate crimes that people have shared… Read more »

Public Officials and Organizations Distance Themselves from James Mai

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Hateful statements towards South Asians from the founder of “AAPI United” come to light Public officials and organizations pulled out of a recent anti-Asian hate event after they learned of screenshots showing a major sponsor making hateful statements toward South Asians. Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn, LA vs. Hate, Cerritos Mayor Chuong Vo and… Read more »

Oct. 1: Renaming Ceremony of Vicha Ratanapakdee Way

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Join us Oct. 1 for the renaming ceremony of “Vicha Ratanapakdee Way” in remembrance of 84-year old Thai grandpa Vicha, who perished on Jan. 30, 2021 after an unprovoked attack. His daughter Monthanus Ratanpakdee, carries on his legacy in pursuing justice and making his image a symbol of the rising Asian American movement. Join us… Read more »

Poll finds Asian Americans feel less safe in S.F. than other groups

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SFChronicle.com Jade Le has lived in the Tenderloin for 11 years and loves her San Francisco neighborhood. But it’s now in the worst state that she’s ever seen, particularly in terms of safety. Le, who is Vietnamese and Chinese, said she was assaulted four times near her home during the pandemic — punched in the… Read more »

Man arrested for Rowland Heights robbery; deputies searching for more suspects

Aug 15, 2022 One man has been arrested for a violent parking lot robbery in Rowland Heights last month, but LASD deputies are searching for one other suspect. The incident occurred in the parking lot of the Ranch 99 Market in Rowland Height in July: https://abc7.com/rowland-heights-rolex-robbery-jewelry-theft-nogales-avenue/12038255/ Shortly after the attacks, the Asian American community joined… Read more »

The Murder of Zhiwen Yan, Delivery Driver

Update: Alleged Killer Glen Hirsch found dead at home Aug. 5, 2022 https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/public-safety/2022/08/05/alleged-killer-of-chinese-food-delivery-driver-found-dead The man accused by authorities of killing a Chinese food delivery man in April was found dead by sheriffs with a gunshot wound to his head Friday, the man’s attorney said. Glenn Hirsch, 51, was out on $500,000 bail and ordered by… Read more »

Texan sentenced 25 years in hate crime stabbing of Asian family

Texan sentenced 25 years for stabbing

AsAmNews Posted By Randall August 4, 2022 The Justice Department announced the sentencing of Jose Gomez III to 25 years in state prison on hate crime charges for the stabbing of a father and his two children. Prosecutors contend Gomez stabbed the family in Midland, TX because he thought they were Chinese which he blamed… Read more »

AAJA Broadcast Snapshot Finds Underrepresentation of AAPIs in Local TV News in Top 20 Media Markets

May 4, 2022 Author Daniella Ignacio The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is releasing the preliminary findings from a broadcast snapshot analyzing the number of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) reporters, anchors, meteorologists and hosts working in local television newsrooms across the nation.  While the project is a snapshot in time, the lack of representation… Read more »