Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Asian-American woman severely assaulted on New York street

ABC (Oz):

Asian-American woman severely assaulted on New York street as US hate crimes continue to rise

US community groups are alarmed by the rise in anti-Asian violence this year.
(AP: Marcio Jose Sanchez)

An Asian-American woman has been attacked on the streets of New York City by a man who repeatedly kicked her in front of witnesses who seemingly stood by, according to surveillance footage.

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) released the video after the 65-year-old woman was assaulted on Monday afternoon, suffering serious injuries.

NYPD says there have been 33 hate crimes with an Asian victim so far this year in an alarming spike in attacks of members of the Asian-American or Pacific Islander community.

It follows the mass shootings in the US state of Georgia earlier this month in which eight people died at spas in the Atlanta area, six of them Asian women.

US President Joe Biden has deplored the surge in anti-Asian violence, saying last week that "hate can have no safe harbour in America".

In the latest incident, the woman was walking in midtown Manhattan when a man came up to her and kicked her to the stomach, knocking her to the ground.

The NYPD said the man then stomped on the woman's face several times while hurling anti-Asian sentiments at her.

He later casually walked away, the footage shows.

According to the CCTV video, a man inside a building lobby seemingly stopped what he was doing to watch the assault.

Later, two more men wearing blazers walked into the frame and one of them closed the door as the woman was on the ground.

The property developer and manager of the building, Brodsky Organization, said it was aware of the assault and the staff who witnessed it were suspended pending an investigation.

The NYPD's Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the attack and has asked anyone with information to contact the department, offering up to $US2,500 ($3,285) as a reward.

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea previously said the agency would increase its outreach and patrols in predominantly Asian communities amid a national spike of anti-Asian hate crimes.

According to a report from Stop AAPI Hate, more than 3,795 incidents in the US were reported to the organisation from March 19, 2020, to February 28, 2021.

It says that number is "only a fraction of the number of hate incidents that actually occur".

Hate crimes against Asian-Americans have been on the rise since the beginning of the pandemic early last year, the report found.

Eight people were killed, including six Asian women, in shootings at three Atlanta spas on March 16.
(AP: Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Over 40 per cent of US victims are Chinese, almost 15 per cent are Koreans, 8.5 per cent are Vietnamese and nearly 8 per cent are Filipino.

"Surveys show that almost three out of five Asian-Americans faced direct racism last year," said Dr Russell Jeung, one of the founding members of Stop AAPI Hate.

The data also showed that Asian-American women were 2.3 times more likely to report hate crimes against them than Asian-American men.



  1. No need to look so far to NYC lah, plenty of Anti-Chinese feelings in Sydney too.....but still ok to live there right...?


    Come to think of it even in Malaysia there is plenty of Anti-Chinese racism, even MCA Wee KHAT Siong is racist against his own race, kowtow to Malay, agree that Chinese cannot be FM, IGP, AG, DPM but this is OK, as long as I am NAMBAR 1 Chinese as Menteri Jaga Kereta.

    1. I know of one Chinese (who said he isn't Chinese) who made life difficult for TARUC by eff-ing around with the govt's usual annual matching grant when he was FM

    2. It is a fabrication by Ktemoc that Lim Guan Eng said he isn't Chinese.

      Lim said precisely , in the context of the question of how he felt being the 1st Chinese FM after nearly 50 years. He said he doesn't consider himself Chinese.

      Ask any inclusive Chinese leader of a racially diverse organisation in Malaysia, and they will tell you, when making key decisions, they don't consider themselves Chinese.
      They have to make objective, non-race-based decisions.

  2. now is the blm tribe turn to discriminate.

    1. BLM-types have a deep resentment against Asians, whom they see as a minority group that have siphoned off their opportunities.