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AAPIs mostly likely to support recall of San Francisco DA Boudin, poll reveals

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  • San Francisco’s Asian American voters are most likely to support District Attorney Chesa Boudin’s recall, according to a new poll from The San Francisco Standard.
  • Boudin, who assumed office in 2020, is facing a recall election on June 7 over his restorative justice and “decarceration” policies, which critics say worsen crimes in the city.
  • The poll, which surveyed 1,048 registered voters, found that 67% of Asian Americans favored the recall, far higher than 52% of Hispanic voters, 51% of white voters and 34% of Black voters.
  • Asian Americans are likely frustrated with Boudin’s policies as the group saw a 567% increase in reported hate crimes from 2020 to 2021.
  • Overall, 57% of the respondents said they would vote to recall Boudin, while 22% said they would not and 21% said they were undecided.

Out of all the racial groups in San Francisco, Asian Americans are the most likely to support the recall of District Attorney Chesa Boudin, according to a new poll.

Boudin, who took office in January 2020, will face a recall election on June 7 after critics petitioned against his restorative justice and “decarceration” policies, which allegedly worsened crimes in the city.

A third of Asian Americans have changed their daily routine over fears of being attacked, survey finds

  • Three in 10 (36%) Asian Americans have modified their daily routines in the past 12 months over fears of being threatened or attacked, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
  • Three in five (63%) said violence against Asian Americans is increasing, down from last year’s 81%.
  • The survey also found that Asian Americans were the most critical of all racial groups toward their local officials’ response to violence.
  • As for solutions, about half (48%) of Asian American respondents cited stronger laws against hate crimes as the most effective measure in preventing violence.

Three in 10 Asian Americans have modified their daily routines over fears of threats and attacks, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

Polling 365 Asians — from a larger sample of 10,156 U.S. adults — between April 12 and April 18, the survey found that 36% have made such changes in the past 12 months, convinced that they might be targeted because of their race or ethnicity.

Baltimore man accused of hitting Asian American sisters with cement block ruled incompetent to stand trial

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  • Daryl Doles, who is accused of hitting two Korean American sisters with a cement block at a liquor store in West Baltimore, has been deemed incompetent to stand trial.
  • Doles was indicted on 22 counts — including attempted murder and hate crime charges — for the May 2 rampage last year, in which he also allegedly attacked two other Asian-owned liquor stores.
  • On Wednesday, a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge ruled Doles incompetent “based on the opinion of the evaluators at the Department of Health,” adding that he is “dangerous to himself and others.”
  • Doles, who has been in jail since his arrest, will be committed to a mental health facility.

A man accused of assaulting two Korean American sisters at a liquor store in West Baltimore last year has been deemed incompetent to stand trial.

Daryl Doles, 51, was indicted on 22 counts — including attempted murder and hate crime charges — for the violent rampage, during which he allegedly hit the victims with a cement block and attacked two other Asian-owned liquor stores.

New York City Council holds hearing on wave of anti-Asian hate crimes

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  • New York City Council members convened on Tuesday for a hearing to address ongoing local anti-Asian hate issues.
  • The hearing was conducted by the Council’s Committee on Civil and Human Rights and the Committee on Public Safety.
  • According to Christopher Marte, a member who represents Chinatown and sits on the Council’s Committee on Civil and Human Rights, the hearing questioned New York City Police Department officials and members of the city’s Commission on Human Rights.
  • Councilmember Julie Won used her time during the hearing to ask about reports that the NYPD Hate Crimes Bureau downplayed incidents of anti-Asian hate brought to them.

New York City Council members met Tuesday at a hearing to address the continuous local anti-Asian hate crimes.

The hearing, jointly conducted by the Council’s Committee on Civil and Human Rights and the Committee on Public Safety, aimed to address “what progress, if any, has been made in regards to the city’s response to the widespread hate, and where there is room for improvement,” an email announcement said.

NYC repeat offender who hit Asian man with a hammer indicted on hate crime charges

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  • Christian Jeffers, 48, was indicted on hate crime charges in connection with a violent attack against an Asian man on March 8, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday.
  • The incident, which occurred on a Chelsea subway platform, allegedly saw Jeffers strike the 29-year-old victim with a hammer after they bumped into each other and got into an argument.
  • Before whacking the victim, Jeffers allegedly told him, “You can’t see me? You don’t have eyes?”
  • While being arrested, Jeffers allegedly used racial slurs against Asian and Hispanic officers and threatened to go on a killing spree.
  • Jeffers was reported to have 52 prior arrests and was most recently released on parole last June.

A suspect accused of striking an Asian man with a hammer on a Manhattan subway platform on March 8 has been indicted on hate crime charges, the District Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday.

Christian Jeffers, 48, who identifies as a woman, was arrested a day after the incident had occurred on the 7th Avenue and West 14th Street station on the 1/2/3 line in Chelsea.

Woman filmed telling a Chinese bus driver to ‘go back to China’ — while they are in China

  • A viral clip of a woman in China telling a Chinese bus driver to “go back to China” has resurfaced on TikTok.
  • The woman tells the bus driver, “So why don’t you go back to China where you belong,” despite the two of them already being in China.
  • Shared on Reddit last year, the video went viral again on TikTok after it was uploaded on March 24, garnering over 3.1 million views and 509,000 likes as of this writing.
  • Many users in the comment section mock the woman in the video, describing her as a typical “American.”

A viral clip shows a woman telling a Chinese bus driver to “go back to China where you belong,” despite the two already being in China.

The video was posted to the popular subreddit r/PublicFreakout last year and has gone viral again after being reposted to TikTok last month by user @sidneycrosby33.

NYC Asian elderly are not leaving their homes over fears of being attacked, study finds

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  • Community-based organizations focused on helping Asian seniors have reported that many of them are not leaving their homes over fears of being attacked, according to a new study by the Asian American Federation’s Seniors Working Group (SWG).
  • The seniors would not leave their homes even for the most pressing trips, such as buying food or groceries, which could lead to food insecurity and malnutrition.
  • Such home isolation can also lead to mental health challenges, as 30% of Asian seniors already live alone, while 37% have no daily contact with family, friends or neighbors.
  • Based on their findings, the SWG has presented a tailored set of recommendations for the city to implement in support of Asian seniors.

The spike in anti-Asian attacks since the onset of COVID-19 has terrorized elderly Asians in New York City to the point of home isolation, a recent study suggests.

Among major U.S. cities, New York has seen the largest increase (343%) in anti-Asian hate crimes in the past year, jumping from 30 in 2020 to 133 in 2021. Four Asian locals — two of them seniors — have also died as a result of violence in recent months.

San Francisco man pistol-whipped, robbed during daylight attack by group of suspects

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  • Marcus Chung was out for a walk near the Chase Center in San Francisco at around 4 p.m. on March 18 when a car with four males allegedly pulled up next to him.
  • Three of the men began to assault Chung, with one pistol-whipping him in the forehead and shouting a homophobic slur.
  • Four suspects — two of whom are aged 17 — were arrested later in the evening and subsequently charged with robbery, burglary, possession of stolen property and concealment of a gun.
  • However, a judge ordered the four’s release due to their age at a hearing on Wednesday.
  • Chung, who now fears going outside, criticized the court for prioritizing the well-being of his attackers over his.

A San Francisco man says he has been on high alert since falling victim to a violent robbery that left him needing five stitches to his forehead earlier this month.

Marcus Chung was out for a walk near the Chase Center at around 4 p.m. on March 18 when a car with four males pulled up next to him, according to San Francisco police.

GoFundMe page launched for 67-year-old Filipino woman punched 125 times in Yonkers

  • A GoFundMe page has been launched for the 67-year-old Filipino victim of an anti-Asian attack in Yonkers, New York, on March 11.
  • Surveillance footage shows 42-year-old Tammel Esco punching the victim more than 125 times, stomping on her seven times and spitting on her.
  • The victim suffered brain bleeding, facial fractures and lacerations to the head and face, but she has been in stable condition and is recovering from her injuries.
  • Her children said Esco is a neighbor who lived in the same building.
  • Contributions to the fundraiser will be used to support the victim’s medical bills, rehabilitation and relocation costs.

An official crowdfunding campaign has been launched on GoFundMe for the 67-year-old Filipino woman who fell victim to an anti-Asian attack in Yonkers, New York, earlier this month.

The victim, whose identity has been kept confidential, was returning to her apartment on March 11 when she passed by Tammel Esco, who reportedly called her an “Asian b*tch” for no apparent reason.

Chef My Nguyen shares emotional story of childhood abuse: ‘Our voices and stories need to be heard’

  • Over the weekend, Chef My Nguyen shared in a now viral TikTok an incident she looks back on as her “first experience with Asian hate.”
  • “It was teachers — that I trusted. They used to abuse me,” she says in the video.
  • Nguyen recalls the moments when she was 4 or 5 years old that her teachers would dig their nails into her skin, leaving marks that Nguyen says she still has over 30 years later.
  • While some of the details aren’t as clear to her anymore, Nguyen does remember the exact moment she realized something was wrong.
  • “My teacher came to my desk, bent down to my level, looked me straight in my eyes and dug her nails into my arm until I cried out in pain,” Nguyen told NextShark. “She gave a smirk and walked away."

My Nguyen, a chef and food influencer known for her health-conscious recipes, has come out with her own story of enduring abuse and anti-Asian hate at an age when she had yet to understand such concepts. 

Nguyen, who normally uses TikTok as a means to share her recipes with viewers, took to the social media platform with a different sort of video over the past weekend. Cracking open one of the tamarinds from a box set in front of her, Nguyen begins to recall her disturbing childhood experience while eating the fruit. 

Video: Man tells Asian bus driver in Sydney to ‘go back to China’ after she asks him to wear a mask

A COVID-19 denier was filmed hurling abusive and xenophobic remarks at an Asian female driver purportedly in Sydney, Australia, after she told him to wear a mask before boarding her bus.

The video, shared by TikTok account @sydneytrainmemes, shows the female bus driver trying to stop a male passenger from boarding because he was not wearing a mask, a requirement for riders of public transport in New South Wales. The man proceeds to enter the bus despite her protest.

Rallies on first anniversary of Atlanta spa shootings unite the country

On the one-year anniversary of the shootings at three Georgia massage businesses, rallies across the country were held to commemorate its eight victims, six of whom were Asian women, and to call for change against the alarming rise of anti-Asian violence within recent years. 

Those killed were: Xiaojie “Emily” Tan, 49; Daoyou Feng, 44; and Delaina Yaun, 33; and Paul Michels, 54; Suncha Kim, 69; Soon Chung Park, 74; Hyun Jung Grant, 51; and Yong Ae Yue, 63.

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