Carl Samson

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Hmong American man allegedly fatally shot 60 times by cops during Lava Fire evacuation identified

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.

NYPD, FBI join forces to fight Asian hate in new campaign

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.

‘Am I going home?’: Woman accused of punching 6-year-old Asian boy asks to be released without bail

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?”

‘Drunk’ women break into Xi’an Famous Foods in NYC to cook and steal dumplings

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.

Woman who lured Asian man’s dog onto traffic accused of harassing another Asian dog owner

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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.

Woman accused of punching 6-year-old Asian boy in Las Vegas charged with hate crime

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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.