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Family of botched robbery victim says she ‘won’t make it’, decides to donate her organs

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An Asian mother who wound up in a coma after falling victim to an attempted robbery in New York City “won’t make it” out of her situation, according to her family.

The latest: Than Htwe, 58, an immigrant from Myanmar, has remained in critical condition since the incident on July 17, which left her with a severe brain injury. This week her family closed their fundraiser and announced that she “won’t make it out of this.”

$10,000 reward offered in botched NYC robbery that left Burmese mother in a coma

A $10,000 reward awaits anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of a man accused in an attempted robbery that left an Asian woman critical in New York City.

The latest: Than Htwe, 58, an immigrant from Myanmar, remains in a coma after sustaining a severe brain injury from the incident, which occurred in Manhattan’s Canal Street Station on July 17.

NYPD sergeant charged after allegedly assaulting suspects who called him anti-Asian slurs

A New York Police Department sergeant is facing charges after allegedly assaulting two suspects who lashed out at police in the last two years.

Incident 1: The first incident occurred on Oct. 4, 2019, according to court documents. Sgt. Phillip Wong, who was assigned to Transit District 3 in Hamilton Heights at the time, allegedly punched a 48-year-old man in his holding cell.

Crowds gather to protest gentrification, mass incarceration as Museum of Chinese in America reopens

A museum in New York City’s Chinatown that recently reopened after its archives were damaged by a fire last year is now facing more heat as protestors gather to boycott the institution. 

The protest: The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) reopened on Wednesday, since shutting down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to a crowd of protestors accusing the institution of supporting mass incarceration and gentrification, reported Hyperallergenic

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.

‘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.

NYC sees 395% spike in anti-Asian hate crimes

Compared to all of last year, anti-Asian hate crimes in New York City nearly quadrupled in the first half of 2021, according to new data from the New York Police Department (NYPD).

What to know: Of all the individuals targeted for their race, religion, gender and sexual orientation, Asian Americans saw the largest increase in hate crimes, a problem that has steadily worsened since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.