Tag: anti-asian violence

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 »

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

San Francisco poll - Asians feel less safe

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 »

Remembering Joseph Ileto – Victim of White Supremacist Murder in 1999

White supremacist who had gone on a rampage to kill Jews gunned down a Filipino American postal worker On August 10, 1999, Joseph Ileto died after being shot nine times moments after agreeing to deliver a letter for the man who killed him. Buford O’Neal Furrow, Jr. started the day opening fire with a semi-automatic… 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 »

Poll: Distrust of Asian Americans is rising

https://seattle.northeastern.edu/2021/03/24/condemning-anti-asian-violence/

Americans continue to wrongly blame people of Asian descent for the coronavirus, and a greater percentage are harboring distrust of their loyalties, according to a new report.

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 »

Remembering Vincent Chin and the Deep Roots of anti-Asian Violence

Like with Chin’s killing, recent anti-Asian hate crimes reflect a willingness to conflate individual Asian people and US tensions with Asian countries. As Americans — including politicians — looked for someone to hold responsible for Covid-19, Asian Americans were targeted given the virus’s origins in China. And since the US is now locked in economic competition with China, experts anticipate that anti-Asian sentiment will endure.