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Denver removes anti-Chinese plaque 142 years after anti-Chinese riot that destroyed its Chinatown

  • Due to historical inaccuracies, Denver removed a plaque titled “Chinese Riot of 1880” from a building in Lower Downtown on Monday.
  • The plaque was, in fact, not about a “Chinese riot” but an anti-Chinese riot that resulted in damages to homes, businesses and even the death of a man named Look Young.
  • The writing also lauded white people who showed “remarkable courage” during the riot and overemphasized the city’s Chinese drug problem as a cause for hostilities.
  • The move came after the city officially apologized to early Chinese immigrants and their descendants in April for the riot and historical injustices to the community.

Denver removed a historical marker riddled with inaccuracies about the Chinese community’s presence and influence in the city in the late 1800s on Monday.

The plaque, located in the Lower Downtown (LoDo) neighborhood, inaccurately described events surrounding the so-called “Chinese Riot of 1880,” which occurred on Halloween that year and stemmed from a saloon brawl between white patrons and two Chinese customers.

Assault on 51-year-old woman in New York sparks PH consulate call for Filipinos to report hate crimes

  • Elmer G. Cato, the Philippine Consul General in New York, called on Filipinos to immediately report hate crimes following an assault on a 51-year-old Filipino woman in Queens.
  • The Filipino woman was verbally assaulted and harassed by a homeless woman who allegedly tried to prevent her from boarding a train at the 63rd Drive Subway Station in Rego Park.
  • The recent assault is the 42nd case of a hate-related incident against a Filipino that was reported to the Philippine Consulate since last year, according to Cato.

The Philippine Consul General in New York called on Filipinos to immediately report hate crimes following an assault on a 51-year-old Filipino woman in Queens, New York City.

The victim was verbally assaulted and harassed by a homeless woman in Queens on July 16, Philippine Consul General Elmer G. Cato tweeted on Friday.

‘I hate Koreans!’: Harlem man spews anti-Asian remark and punches senior woman, 76, in the head

  • Tiffany Felder, 52, was arrested and charged with hate crime for attacking a 76-year-old Asian woman in Harlem, New York, on Wednesday.
  • Felder allegedly yelled “I hate Koreans!” as he punched the woman in the back of her head with a closed fist at around 10:45 a.m.
  • The victim reportedly refused medical treatment.

A man from East Harlem, New York, has been arrested for assaulting an Asian senior in an unprovoked attack.  

Tiffany Felder, 52, was arrested and charged with one count of assault as a hate crime for attacking a 76-year-old woman at 112th Street and Third Avenue on Wednesday morning, according to the police. 

Orange County woman who experienced anti-Asian hate at a Halsey concert speaks up

  • Catt Phan, 26, and her friend were at a Halsey concert in Irvine, California, when another group of concert-goers allegedly dumped a drink on them and spewed anti-Asian comments on July 9.
  • “F*ck those Asian b*tches. Don’t let them ruin our night. They don’t belong here anyways,” a woman from the group allegedly said.
  • Phan, who was disappointed that bystanders and security guards at the concert had done nothing to help her and her friend, shared the incident on social media.
  • Although two representatives from Live Nation, the company that managed Halsey’s concert, personally apologized to Phan, she specifically hopes for more policy actions.
  • Phan recommends Live Nation and the FivePoint Amphitheatre staff go through bystander intervention and cultural competency training as well as anti-racist educational workshops to better recognize and handle belligerent guests and hate incidents.

An Asian woman who experienced an anti-Asian hate incident at a Halsey concert in Irvine, California, has shared her story.

Catt Phan, 26, and her friend were at a Halsey concert at the FivePoint Amphitheatre when she says another group of concertgoers allegedly dumped a drink on them and spewed anti-Asian comments on July 9. 

Japanese student says he was also assaulted by Portland man charged for attack on Japanese man, his daughter and Filipino woman

  • Kaito Nakajima, 21, has accused Dylan J. Kesterson of yelling at him, slapping his face and stealing his hat near a Safeway store in downtown Portland, Oregon, on June 25.
  • Kesterson, 34, is already facing 19 charges for allegedly attacking a Japanese family on July 1 and a Filipino woman on April 17.
  • Nakajima, a Japanese student studying English, said he and his friends recognized Kesterson after he made the news for the latest incident.
  • Kesterson is currently being held without bail at Multnomah County Jail.

A young Japanese man studying English in Portland, Oregon, has come forward to accuse Dylan J. Kesterson of attacking him last month.

Kesterson, 34, is currently facing 19 charges for attacks he allegedly committed against a Japanese father and his 5-year-old daughter on July 2 and a Filipino woman on April 17. Those charges include counts of assault, harassment and bias crime.

Florida woman who pepper-sprayed Asian women in NYC indicted on hate crime charges

  • Madeline Barker, the 47-year-old woman accused of hurling xenophobic comments and pepper-spraying a group of four Asian women in Chelsea last month, was indicted on 12 hate crime charges on Thursday in Manhattan Criminal Court.
  • Barker was indicted on eight counts of assault in the third degree as a hate crime and four counts of aggravated harassment in the second degree — a misdemeanor hate crime, according to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s Office.
  • Barker is currently being held at Rikers Island on $20,000 bail.

The Florida woman accused of pepper-spraying a group of Asian women in New York City last month was indicted on hate crime charges.

Madeline Barker, the 47-year-old woman who was accused of hurling xenophobic comments and pepper-spraying four Asian women in Chelsea on June 11, was indicted on 12 hate crime charges on Thursday in Manhattan Criminal Court.

Man accused of attacking Filipino American family at Hollywood drive-thru pleads not guilty

  • Nicholas Weber, the 31-year-old man accused of hurling racial slurs and attacking a Filipino American family at a McDonald’s drive-thru in North Hollywood on May 13, pleaded not guilty to all his charges in court on Monday.
  • Weber is facing one felony count of battery with serious bodily injury and a misdemeanor count of battery with hate crime enhancements for attacking the Roque family.
  • Following Weber’s plea, Judge John H. Reed of the Los Angeles Superior Court granted the Roque family’s request for a protective order, covering a five-block perimeter around their home in case Weber posts his $150,000 bail.
  • “The legal team expected the judge might release him or significantly lower the bail,” Nerissa Roque told reporters, adding that she and her daughter, Patricia, were pleased by the decision.
  • “Community pressure helps in continuing seeking justice,” Nerissa added. “But it continues to be an open case and we invite more community members, more Filipino organizations, more Asian and multi-racial organizations to continue to stand with us.”

Nicholas Weber, the man accused of hurling racial slurs and attacking a Filipino American family at a McDonald’s drive-thru in North Hollywood in May, has pleaded not guilty to battery charges.

Weber, 31, is facing one felony count of battery with serious bodily injury and a misdemeanor count of battery with hate crime enhancements for attacking the Roque family at the drive-thru on May 13. The Sylmar man, who is currently in custody at the Los Angeles Men’s Central Jail, pleaded not guilty to all his charges in court on Monday.

Suspect in murder of elderly Asian man in LA had mental issues that ‘came out of nowhere’, uncle says

  • Keonte Woods, 25, is accused of fatally stabbing 70-year-old Dal Lee in Los Angeles’ South Main Street on May 5.
  • Lee was sitting inside his parked van when a Black male suspect approached him from behind and stabbed him in the neck, police said.
  • Woods was arrested in connection to the incident on May 12 and charged with murder on May 16.
  • However, a criminal complaint revealed that Woods was also allegedly involved in a separate attack against another Asian victim on April 30.
  • Woods’ uncle, Travis Jones, told the Los Angeles Times that Woods had kept to himself until he began to struggle with mental issues that “came out of nowhere.”
  • Woods is now facing a joint felony case from both attacks and is being held on a $2 million bail.

A man accused of killing an elderly Asian man in Los Angeles in May had kept to himself before struggling with mental issues, his uncle said.

Keonte Woods, 25, was arrested on May 12 in connection with the fatal stabbing of 70-year-old Dal Lee in the 5300 block of South Main Street a week earlier.

Police arrest wife of ‘Duck Sauce Killer,’ confiscate 8 firearms and 200 rounds of ammunition

  • Dorothy Hirsch, the wife of alleged “Duck Sauce Killer” Glenn Hirsch, was arrested on June 3 for weapons possession, records show.
  • Police who raided her Briarwood home on 84th Road in Queens, New York, recovered eight firearms and more than 200 rounds of ammunition.
  • The weapons were wrapped in “sealed plastic bags,” which were then stored in large boxes and large “kitchen-style trash bags,” according to her lawyer Mark Bederow.
  • In turn, those boxes and trash bags were “crammed into one cluttered closet, consistent with the storage method” allegedly used by her husband.
  • The couple had a relationship but reportedly lived separately, partly due to Glenn’s hoarding behaviors.
  • Bederow suggested that Glenn stashed the weapons in Dorothy’s home without her knowledge.

The wife of the Queens, New York, man accused of the murder of Chinese food delivery worker Zhiwen Yan was arrested earlier this month for weapons possession, records show.

Dorothy Hirsch, 62, was apprehended at her Briarwood residence on 84th Road in Queens on June 3, three days after her husband Glenn Hirsch was taken into custody for the fatal shooting of Yan on April 30. The couple reportedly lived separately.

‘Duck Sauce Killer’ suspect wins some freedom after posting $500,000 bail

  • Glenn Hirsch, the man from Queens, New York, who was accused of fatally shooting Chinese food delivery worker Zhiwen Yan, was released from jail after posting a $500,000 bail on Monday.
  • Hirsch was arrested on June 1 for the April 30 shooting near 108th Street and 67th Drive, where Yan was making a delivery for Great Wall, a restaurant in Forest Hills.
  • An investigation revealed that Hirsch was a Great Wall patron who was involved in a duck sauce dispute with staff in November, which eventually led to a series of disturbing encounters.
  • Judge Kenneth Holder ordered Hirsch to wear an ankle bracelet and remain home for 24 hours a day, save for an hour of exercise and visits to his lawyer, doctor and the court.
  • Hirsch is also barred from buying guns, leaving the city and going within a mile of any point of entry.
  • Michael Horn, Hirsch’s lawyer, maintained his client’s innocence, saying the person responsible for Yan’s killing is “still out there.”

Glenn Hirsch, the man from Queens, New York, who was accused of fatally shooting Chinese food delivery worker Zhiwen Yan, was released from jail after posting a $500,000 bail on Monday.

Hirsch, 51, was arrested on June 1 for the shooting near 108th Street and 67th Drive at around 9:30 p.m. on April 30. Yan, 45, was making a delivery for the restaurant Great Wall in Forest Hills, where he had been employed for over a decade.