Christian Hall, an Asian American adoptee, was shot by Pennsylvania State Police troopers. His parents are pushing for a new investigation and more mental health resources. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/christian-hall-police-shooting-anniversary-rcna7254 Members of Neighborhood Safety Companions support the campaign for justice for Christian Hall. See this post for more information and ways to take action: https://safetywalks.org/win-justice-for-christian-hall/ Or, go directly… Read more »
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.
Restaurant to donate all proceeds to waiter shot in Las Vegas robbery
From AsAmNews, posted By Randall December 25, 2021 https://asamnews.com/2021/12/25/go-fund-me-campaign-also-set-up-by-the-asian-chamber-of-commerce-in-las-vegas The discussion around such horrific acts of violence must be placed in the context of widespread economic strife which encourages desperate acts. There can never be an excuse for the killing of innocent civilians, but we cannot move society forward without being cognizant of the historic… Read more »
New Chinese American Mayor of Boston Subjected to COVID-19 Anti-Asian Racism
https://asamnews.com/2021/12/23/michelle-wu-says-shes-being-subjected-to-the-same-hateful-language-spewed-by-the-former-president-placing-blame-for-the-pandemic From AsAmNews, posted By Louis Chan December 23, 2021 “I will say, I’ve seen my face photoshopped on all sorts of images. There’s constant calls associating me with the same hateful, racist, xenophobic language that the former president used in describing the virus and its origins and who was to blame,” she said. Wu… Read more »
Justice for Christian Hall and All Victims of Police Violence!
4PM Dec. 30, Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles Justice for Christian Hall and all victims of police violence! Join us in cities across the country for a rally and vigil in honor of the life of Christian Hall, who was killed by police officers with his hands up in Stroudsburg, PA. In solidarity with… Read more »
Elderly Asian man assaulted in hate attack in San Diego
Police in San Diego announced they’ve launched a hate crime investigation into an assault on an 81-year-old Asian American man. Mark Sonouvong is recovering at Scripps Mercy Hospital. https://asamnews.com/2021/12/20/elderly-asian-man-assaulted-in-hate-attack-in-san-diego/ From AsAmNews.com, posted By Randall December 20, 2021 A GoFundMe Account has been set up to support the family: “Mr. Sanouvong is an 81 year old… Read more »
Corporate Media Continues to Promote Anti-Asian Violence
https://www.thewesterncritic.com/post/us-conservative-talk-show-host-openly-calls-for-genocide-of-chinese-of-people U.S. Conservative Talk Show Host Openly Calls for a Genocide of Chinese People “We need a military full of Type A men who want to sit on a throne of Chinese skulls” The 6 year campaign since 2015 to dehumanize Chinese people has finally worked. We are all numb at this point to the… Read more »
Young Queer Man Shot in the Head and Killed in Chicago
https://www.advocate.com/crime/2021/12/17/young-queer-man-shot-head-and-killed-chicago-suraj-mahadeva NSC does yet not know whether this was a “hate crime,” but regardless, in the context of recent murders of Asians in Chicago, it is yet another tragic and senseless loss of a good person to unecessary violence. A 26-year-old queer man was killed in Chicago’s Palmer Square neighborhood on Saturday. Suraj Mahadeva was… Read more »
Six Suspects Arrested in Burglary Spree Targeting Asian American Women
https://asamnews.com/2021/12/16/hate-crime-charges-filed-in-case-because-the-incidents-make-all-asian-americans-fearful-says-district-attorney/ From AsAmNews.com, posted By Randall, December 16, 2021 The San Jose Police Department announced the arrests of six suspects Wednesday accused of targeting more than 70 Asian American women in robberies and burglaries, reports KRON4. The incidents occurred between October 2020 and September 2021. Many of the crimes occurred in Little Saigon. “I have… Read more »
Eight-in-ten Asian Americans say violence against them in the United States is increasing, and nearly half experienced an incident tied to their racial or ethnic background since the pandemic began
Pew Research CenterApril 21, 2021 This was put out by Pew Research in April. Unfortunately, what we’ve been finding in Koreatown, in talking with seniors and staff at small businesses, is that much of the Anti-Asian violence has been ongoing but DOES NOT get reported. It’s pretty clear that it has definitely not gone away.
Burglars posing as gardeners targeting Asian-American communities in Torrance
Torrance police is warning the public to beware of burglars who dress up as gardeners or landscapers who appear to be targeting victims of Asian descent. City News Service – Saturday, December 4, 2021 10:42PM https://abc7.com/torrance-burglaries-asian-american-communities-burglars-wanted-fake-landscapers/11302331/ In recent weeks, there appears to have been at least five Asian-targeted burglaries in the Torrance area. Heads up,… Read more »