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Korean American woman spit on, called a ‘carrier’ on NYC subway

NYC SUBWAY hate crime investigation
NYC SUBWAY hate crime investigation
  • In October, a Korean American woman was verbally attacked and spat at while riding on a New York City A Train.

  • A video of the incident recorded by the victim shows the man saying, “Who wants to touch you, you miserable f*cking carrier!”

  • The incident was reportedly not initially investigated as a hate crime but a civilian hate crime review panel has reversed that.

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A Korean American woman reportedly fell victim to an anti-Asian incident in New York City that was not investigated as a hate crime for months until a recent panel recommendation.

The incident, which was caught on video and posted on Twitter, occurred on the A Train between 34th and 42nd Streets on Oct. 5, 2021, according to ABC7 News reporter CeFaan Kim.

In the video, a man can be seen standing up from his seat and approaching the camera to make lewd gestures and remarks.

“You’re a f*cking bum… Kiss my ass! Kiss my ass! Kiss my ass!” yelled the man, who was wearing a red hoodie and ripped jeans. “F*ck you!” He continued, “Who wants to touch you, you miserable f*cking carrier!”

The video ends with the man spitting twice in front of the camera.

Kim reported that detectives have refused to include the man’s mention of “carrier” in the report, while the city’s Hate Crimes Task Force told the victim that the incident was not a hate crime.

In a tweet, the “appalled” victim claimed that the matter was not pursued as a hate crime “because the perp didn’t call me ‘Asian carrier.’”

Kim later took to Twitter to report that the incident is now being investigated as a hate crime upon the recommendation of a civilian hate crime review panel.

Featured Image via CeFaan Kim

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