A Hmong American man shot to death by police officers during a Lava Fire evacuation on June 28 has been identified this week.
What we know: Hawj Soobleej Kaub, 35, was reportedly shot at by multiple officers near a roadblock that prevented residents from entering the fire zone at the Mount Shasta Vista subdivision in Northern California’s Siskiyou County.
The New York Police Department (NYPD) and FBI have launched a joint public service announcement to encourage the reporting of potential anti-Asian hate crimes.
What to know: Of all individuals targeted for their race, religion, gender and sexual orientation in New York City, Asian Americans saw the largest spike in hate crimes in the first half of the year. A total of 104 cases in 2021 were documented as of July 4, a 395% increase from last year’s 21 incidents.
Police in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, are looking for a man accused of threatening to assault an Asian store employee while screaming racial slurs at her.
What happened: The incident allegedly occurred at Ace Alterations, a clothing repair shop near 1300 E. and Fort Union on Wednesday. The man was photographed before leaving the business.
A man who painted racial slurs on vehicles owned by an Asian American family in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., received sentences for his hate crimes this week.
What he did: Kyle Christiansen, 34, spray-painted the family’s cars with the words “Die G**k Rat” and “G**k R***rd Rat” and placed nails on their driveway on July 29, 2020.
Pixar has dropped a teaser trailer for Domee Shi’s “Turning Red,” the director’s first-ever feature film.
What you need to know: Set for release on March 11, 2022, “Turning Red” is also Pixar’s first feature film directed by a woman of color, according to The Wrap.
A woman accused of punching a 6-year-old boy and hurling racial slurs at his Korean American family in Las Vegas reportedly asked to be released from jail without bail.
Questioned: In a hearing on Tuesday, a prosecutor raised questions about the “mental competency” of Shelly Ann Hill, according to AP News. At one point, the 57-year-old suspect asked the judge, “Am I going home?”
A man from Maplewood, Minn., has been charged with attempted kidnapping after allegedly chasing children and grabbing them last week.
What you need to know: The attempted kidnapping allegedly occurred on Agate Street in St. Paul at around 3:20 p.m. on July 9. The suspect, identified as Sun Oo, 31, is accused of targeting three children aged 6, 9 and 11.
A pair of “drunk” women allegedly broke into a Chinese restaurant in New York City to satisfy a late-night craving for dumplings.
How they did it: The trespassers managed to break into the Chelsea location of Xi’an Famous Foods after an electronic lock disengaged due to a temporary power failure in their door mechanism, founder Jason Wang said.
A woman previously filmed luring an unleashed dog onto a highway in New York City is now being accused of targeting another Asian dog owner.
What happened: In a viral TikTok video, a white woman — whose identity remains unknown — is seen yelling at another woman behind the camera for walking an “unleashed” dog. She is also accused of hurling racial slurs and spitting at her.
It took 75 years for a disgraced family in Japan to finally find peace.
Last month, the remains of Hideki Tojo, the man who served as Japan’s prime minister for most of World War II, was approximately located. The discovery was published by a Japanese professor, who found the information in declassified U.S. military documents.
A woman accused of punching a 6-year-old boy and spewing anti-Asian remarks at his family in Las Vegas has been arrested and charged with a hate crime, NextShark has learned.
What you need to know: The child’s mother, who asked to be identified only by her TikTok handle @uhmmajo, filmed the suspect as she berated her family inside The Shops at Crystals, a luxury mall located in the CityCenter complex. Her video and surveillance footage have both been helpful in identifying and arresting the suspect, she said.
79-year-old woman identified as person of interest after threatening to shoot Cambodians in Philadelphia
A 79-year-old woman identified herself as the author of a letter that threatened to shoot Cambodians in Philadelphia earlier this week, according to state police.
Who got the letter: The typed, one-page letter was sent to the South Philadelphia office of the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia (CAGP).