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 »
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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 continue to need both physical and psychological support. Monterey Park Lunar… Read more »
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 »
Between March 2020 and March 2022, more than 11,400 hate incidents against Asian Americans have been reported across the United States…
The platform of Neighborhood Safety Companions, a community effort to increase safety in Los Angeles Koreatown.
A 45-year-old man suspected of striking Asian American Navy vet at a Koreatown bus stop in what police called an unprovoked attack was arrested Friday.
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 »
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 »
People came from a diversity of communities, joining in solidarity to honor victims of violent hate crime attacks on Asian Americans, re-committing themselves to continue the fight to address systemic causes of the violence and extend efforts to build unity. A key demand coming out of the event was to have funds from both the… Read more »
LAist.com By Josie Huang Published Feb 17, 2022 11:26 AM Under the gauzy glow of a shopping plaza sign in Koreatown, dozens of people gathered for a vigil Wednesday night to mark a bleak anniversary. A few yards away from where they stood, on the corner of 6th and Berendo, is where a Korean American veteran… Read more »