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Hate crime charges dropped against man accused of yelling racial slur during assault on Chinatown leader

Chinatown leader attacker gets hate crime charge dropped

A man who allegedly yelled anti-Asian slurs while attacking an elderly community leader in Oakland’s Chinatown is no longer facing hate crime charges.

What happened: James Lee Ramsey, 25, is accused of assaulting Carl Chan, 62, in the 400 block of 8th St. on April 29. According to Chan, Ramsey yelled “F*ck you Chinatown!” and “F*ck you Chinaman!” before striking him in the back of his head.

FBI seeks help in identifying suspect who assaulted an Asian American man while using racial slur in Chicago

Chicago PD and the FBI ask for help in identifying suspect

The FBI and Chicago Police Department have asked for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who allegedly assaulted an Asian American man. Authorities are now looking into the case as a potential hate crime.

Attack: On Aug. 15, the suspect, described by authorities as a man with a thin goatee and wearing a Chicago baseball team White Sox cap, followed the victim into the Argyle Red Line Stop in 1118 West Argyle Street at around noon, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Told he may never be able to perform again, Japanese pianist returns to stage one year after anti-Asian mob attack

Japanese pianist returns after attack

Japanese jazz pianist Tadataka Unno has returned to the stage after being attacked last year by a group of teens in a New York City subway.

Tragic incident: Tadataka, 41, was walking in Manhattan to the ticket gate of a subway station on Sept. 27, 2020, when he was approached and attacked by a group of teenage boys and girls after being mistaken as Chinese, NextShark previously reported.

Suspected Yakuza member attacks ‘Battle Royale’ star Beat Takeshi with a pickaxe after begging for a start in showbiz

Beat Takeshi attacked by fan with a pickaxe

Veteran Japanese actor Takeshi Kitano, also known as Beat Takeshi, was recently attacked inside of his car by a disgruntled fan with a pickaxe.

What happened: Kitano, 74, was leaving the Tokyo premises of the TBS television network with his driver when a fan suddenly attacked his vehicle several times on Saturday night, according to the Associated Press. The suspect, whose identity was not revealed, was subsequently arrested at the scene.

‘They had him by his face’: Elderly Asian man mauled by two pit bulls in Texas

pit bulls attack elderly man in Texas

A 67-year-old Asian man in Harris County, Texas, suffered critical injuries after falling victim to two loose pit bulls that viciously attacked him during a morning walk last week.

What happened: The victim, who has not been identified, was strolling in the 4300 block of Queens Retreat Drive when the pair of pit bulls crossed the street to attack him. He tried to back away, but he was immediately helpless.

Canadian officer charged with assault 19 months after brutal manhandling of nursing student

Canadian officer was charged with assault

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer accused of abusing a woman suffering from a mental health crisis in Kelowna, British Columbia, last year was finally charged with assault last week.

What happened: Mona Wang, a nursing student at the University of British Columbia, was having a panic attack on Jan. 20, 2020 when her boyfriend called the police to request a wellness check. Constable Lacy Browning responded to the call, but instead of taking Wang to a hospital, she allegedly abused her physically and emotionally.

Man who murdered 3 New York Asian restaurant workers in 2019 gets no jail time

hammer attack killed three Asian people, families outraged

Family members of the deadly 2019 Sheepshead Bay hammer attack and other community members expressed outrage by the criminal court’s decision not to charge the suspect, Arthur Martunovich, with murder.

Demanding justice: The New York criminal court decided on Aug. 5 not to charge the then-34-year-old because he was suffering from mental health conditions, Assemblymember William Colton (D-NY) said, News12 The Bronx reported.

UPDATE: NYPD arrested and charged man who punched 52-year-old Asian woman in the head as hate crime

Manhattan attack on Asian woman

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to include that the suspect was identified as Vincent Diehl, 47. He was arrested on Tuesday and is being charged with assault as a hate crime and aggravated harassment, according to the NYPD Hate Crimes.

Authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who punched a woman in an alleged anti-Asian hate crime in Manhattan over the weekend.