Tag: anti-asian hate crimes

Legal professionals donate their time to fight anti-Asian hate

Lia Reichmann – July 31, 2022 A recent report from Stop AAPI Hate found that more than 11,400 hate incidents were reported against Asian Americans between March 2020 and March 2022. Two nonprofit organizations are stepping in to help provide legal assistance to anti-Asian hate crime victims. National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Founded in… Read more »

Fires at Historic Wintersburg in Huntington Beach, CA: Part of a larger trend?

With anti-Asian hate crimes continuing to rise across the U.S. and other countries globally, up over 330% nationally, the attacks have taken various forms, from microagressions, racial slurs, Asian Americans being spat upon in public spaces, various physical attacks including sexual violence and murder. The crimes have also included vandalism and destruction of places of… Read more »

Biden Signs COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act Into Law

Congresswoman Grace Meng

The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act provides $30 million to community groups for engagement, empowerment and education in order to address the rise in hate and violence https://meng.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/meng-secures-millions-to-help-implement-her-hate-crimes-act-recently Community-based organizations and civil rights groups can use the funds for:   Implementing and facilitating educational classes and community services for defendants convicted of hate crimes (directly related… Read more »

Friends, officials gather to honor Times Square subway victim Michelle Go

NBC Michelle Go Vigil in NYC

Vigils and events also held in San Francisco and Fremont, CA “We always saw her as a rock who would drop everything for her friends,” one friend said. Jan. 19, 2022, 11:51 AM PST / Updated Jan. 19, 2022, 12:49 PM PSTBy Sakshi Venkatraman Times Square’s famous steps were lit up with candles Tuesday night to honor the… Read more »

Reflections: Asian American woman rides subway with fear

NYC Subway signs

Posted By Barbara YauJanuary 17, 2022 By Barbara Yau, AsAmNews Staff Writer Asian Americans across this country are mourning Michelle Go who was senselessly killed after being shoved onto the New York City subway tracks this past weekend. It has spurred widespread discussion about rising subway crimes and anti-Asian hate on news outlets and social… Read more »

LA County Posts Largest Number Of Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Since 2001

By  Josie Huang Published Oct 21, 2021 2:59 PM To view the 2020 anti-Asian Hate Crime Report, RIGHT-click here to download the PDF. The larger LA County’s annual Hate Crime Report, to include all reported hate crimes in LA County, will be released in November. MORE COVERAGE OF THE REPORT: https://wdacs.lacounty.gov/la-county-reports-76-increase-in-anti-asian-hate-crimes-in-2020-largest-total-since-9-11/ https://ktla.com/news/local-news/anti-asian-hate-crimes-increased-by-76-in-l-a-county-last-year/ https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-10-20/l-a-county-sees-significant-increase-in-anti-asian-hate-crimes https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/10/20/report-anti-asian-hate-crime-rose-76-in-la-county/ https://www.dailynews.com/2021/10/20/number-of-reported-anti-asian-hate-crimes-in-la-county-jumps-up/ https://scvnews.com/l-a-county-anti-asian-hate-crimes-see-76-increase-in-2020/… Read more »