Tag: community safety

Mass Shootings in the United States

What are we going to do about this culture of violence? Lunar New Year celebrations were derailed by gun violence on January 22 and 23 in California. As if our own communities have already not been dealing with enough trauma due to anti-Asian racism and violence already. Mentally unstable males in our own communities having… Read more »

Support Resources for Victims and Families

Star Dance Studio, Monterey Park

Following the Shootings in Monterey Park, Half-Moon Bay and Oakland, CA Neighborhood Safety Companions and allies have been attending events and monitoring activities related to the heinous mass murders in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay. Here are some resources to help process community grieving and healing. There are many immediate incident survivors that will… Read more »

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 »

Donate to Community Safety Efforts Today!

Neighborhood Safety Companions (NSC) is part of a national, volunteer neighborhood safety walks effort to mitigate the damage being caused by still-rising anti-Asian violence. Personal safety alarms, pepper spray, personal hygiene items for un-housed neighbors, self-defense trainings, “how to report hate crimes” booklets, miscellaneous printing and publicity expenses…these things cost money. We are in the… Read more »

State and Federal Funding Should Be Directed Towards Victims and Families and Community Safety Efforts

Asian American coverage on NBC News

The existing infrastructure primarily supports already over-bloated policing budgets and post-facto “research” about reporting. Victims of hate crimes violence and their families should not have to rely upon Go Fund Me pages to pay for medical expenses. Volunteer forces working to build community-based safety efforts should not have to rely on out-of-pocket donations alone to… Read more »