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Tag: community self-defense
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 »
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 »
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/economy/asian-owned-businesses-say-theyre-reeling-from-hate-and-violence-operating-in-fear “We don’t have a peace of mind to sleep,” said Rosaline Hui, a retail store owner in the Jade District and owner and editor of the Portland Chinese Times newspaper. “The first time it happens to you, maybe you feel it’s so scary. The second time and third time and fourth time, what do… Read more »
https://6abc.com/septa-police-philly-train-assault-video-broad-street-line-race-relations/11253759/ High School student demonstrates courage — An Asian American Central High School student was brutally beaten while defending four young Asian American students during a recent attack on a Philadelphia subway train on November 17. The victim’s aunt, Mei Lu, says her niece was defending four ninth-grade boys she didn’t even know.” Kicked multiple… Read more »