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Repeat New York offender who punched elderly Asian woman over 125 times pleads guilty to hate crime

TAMMEL ESCO GUILTY
  • Tammel Esco, 42, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to first-degree assault as a hate crime in connection with a brutal attack on an elderly Filipino woman in Yonkers, New York, on March 11.
  • Esco and the victim reportedly lived in the same apartment building where the incident took place.
  • Surveillance video shows Esco punching the victim more than 125 times, stomping on her body seven times and spitting on her.
  • Prior to the attack, Esco called the victim an “Asian b*tch.”
  • Under his plea agreement, Esco is set to face 17.5 years in state prison, followed by five years of supervised release.

A man accused of violently attacking an elderly Asian woman in Yonkers, New York, in March has pleaded guilty to first-degree assault as a hate crime.

Tammel Esco, 42, was arrested shortly after the incident, which occurred just outside the lobby of the victim’s apartment building at around 6 p.m. on March 11.

Delaware jewelry shop owner relearning how to walk after being brutally beaten, pistol-whipped during armed robbery

  • A 68-year-old jewelry shop owner was pistol-whipped and brutally beaten during an armed robbery in Wilmington, Delaware.
  • Calvin Ushery, the 39-year-old suspect, was arrested on Sept. 22 and is facing multiple charges, including robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
  • He is being held at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $130,500 cash-only bail.
  • The store owner suffered from internal head bleeding and a severe concussion, according to his son Steve Suh.
  • Suh has set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for his father’s medical bills.

A jewelry shop owner was pistol-whipped and brutally beaten during an armed robbery in Wilmington, Delaware.

On the morning of Sept. 15, Calvin Ushery, 39, was captured interacting with the 68-year-old Korean American entrepreneur on surveillance footage inside the jewelry store located on the 100 block of West 9th Street. 

Elderly Asian man left bleeding profusely after robbers smash his skull with his own wine bottle on Chicago train

CTA ATTACK
  • A man reported to be an Asian senior was left dazed and bleeding profusely after a group of robbers smashed his head with his own wine bottle.
  • The incident, which was caught on video, reportedly occurred on a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Red Line train at around 2:12 a.m. on Saturday.
  • The robbers include at least two individuals who fled after the attack.
  • No arrests have been made as of this writing.

A man reported to be an Asian senior was left dazed and bleeding profusely after a group of robbers smashed his head with his own wine bottle on a Chicago train.

The incident, which reportedly occurred on a CTA Red Line train at around 2:12 a.m. on Saturday, was caught on camera.

China sentences ringleader of brutal attack on women at Tangshan restaurant to 24 years in prison

Tangshan attack
  • Chen Jizhi, the 41-year-old perpetrator involved in the brutal assault on four women at a restaurant in Tangshan, China, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison.
  • On Friday, the Guangyang District People’s Court in Langfang determined Chen to be the ringleader of a gang that has conducted criminal activities since 2012.
  • He was found guilty of eight charges relating to the attack and other criminal activities and was fined 320,000 yuan (approximately $45,000).
  • The court has also sentenced 27 other defendants involved in the attack with terms ranging from six months to 11 years.

The main perpetrator involved in the brutal assault on four women at a restaurant in Tangshan, China, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison. 

On Friday, the Guangyang District People’s Court in Langfang, Hebei province, determined Chen Jizhi, 41, to be the ringleader of a gang that has conducted criminal activities since 2012. 

Vancouver woman charged for throwing coffee at Asian shop manager begins trial

VANCOUVER MISCHIEF CASE
  • Astrid Maria Secreve is facing a mischief charge alongside her ex-husband Jean-Jacque Berthiaume for allegedly hurling coffee and racial slurs at an Asian Canadian coffee shop manager on March 29, 2021.
  • The incident reportedly began when the pair ignored the shop’s COVID-19 guidelines and were consequently asked by the manager to change seats.
  • Instead of complying, Berthiaume allegedly poured his mocha on the floor, while Secreve allegedly threw a cup of coffee at the manager.
  • The pair’s trial, which was originally scheduled in April, began on Thursday.
  • Secreve also made headlines in April after being filmed using an anti-Chinese slur toward a CTV News crew that included a camera operator of Asian descent.

A Vancouver woman charged for hurling coffee and racial slurs at an Asian Canadian coffee shop manager last year entered trial on Thursday.

Astrid Maria Secreve, a co-defendant in the mischief case with her ex-husband Michel Jean-Jacque Berthiaume, made headlines this April after being filmed using an anti-Asian slur on her way to a court in Richmond.

California woman ordered to apologize, pay $9,000 for telling daughter to hit opponent at youth basketball game

BASKETBALL GAME ATTACK
  • Latira Shonty Hunt, 44, was charged with two misdemeanors after allegedly telling her teenage daughter to hit another player during a basketball game on Nov. 7, 2021.
  • A video of the incident shows 15-year-old Lauryn Ham being struck in the head by Hunt’s daughter, who was also a minor.
  • On Wednesday, a judge granted Hunt misdemeanor diversion in exchange for several requirements, including writing an apology and paying $9,000 in restitution.
  • Hunt was also ordered to complete anger management classes and stay away from Lauryn, who suffered a bruised neck and a concussion after the attack.
  • The attacker’s father, identified as former NBA player Corey Benjamin, previously apologized for his daughter’s actions.

A California woman charged with misdemeanors for encouraging her daughter to attack an opponent at a youth basketball tournament last year has been ordered to apologize and pay more than $9,000 in restitution.

The incident, which was caught on video, occurred during a game between the SoCal Blaze and Dream Academy teams at the MAP Sports Facility in Garden Grove on Nov. 7.

Duo charged for pistol-whipping, robbing Asian couple of $60K Rolex at 99 Ranch in Rowland Heights

99 RANCH MARKET ATTACK CA
  • Two men accused of pistol-whipping and robbing an Asian couple of a $60,000 Rolex watch at a 99 Ranch Market in Rowland Heights, California, in July were formally charged this week.
  • Demoryie Watts, 21, and Dangelo Thomas, 25, were also charged for a series of other daytime robberies in Glendale, Fullerton, La Puente, Rosemead and Temple City over the past five months.
  • In addition to robbery and elder abuse, Watts and Thomas, who were both on parole, also face “special allegations of personally using a firearm.”
  • A third suspect, 21-year-old Eric Burham, was charged for his role in one robbery in May.

Two suspects have been charged in connection with an armed robbery involving an Asian couple at a 99 Ranch Market in Rowland Heights, California, in July, among other similar daytime robberies in the past five months.

A 64-year-old man and 51-year-old woman were loading their groceries into their vehicle in the store’s parking lot on July 9 when the pair of perps approached and demanded the man’s Rolex. They repeatedly pistol-whipped him before stealing his $60,000 watch and fleeing in a white Dodge Challenger with damaged plates.

2nd suspect arrested for pistol-whipping, robbing Asian couple of $60K Rolex at 99 Ranch in Rowland Heights

99 ranch robbery
  • Dangelo Thomas, a 25-year-old parolee, was arrested on Wednesday in connection with an armed robbery at a 99 Ranch Market in Rowland Heights, California.
  • He was booked for felony offenses, including robbery, possession of a firearm by an ex-felon and violation of parole, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
  • Thomas and his accomplice Demoryie Watts, 21, allegedly pistol-whipped an Asian couple and stole the male victim’s $60,000 Rolex watch on July 9.
  • Watts was previously arrested on Aug. 12 in his Lancaster home. Thomas is now being held without bond.

A second suspect was arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a 99 Ranch Market in Rowland Heights, California, on July 9.

Dangelo Thomas, a 25-year-old parolee, was arrested in the 300 block of Lime Avenue in Long Beach on Wednesday for felony offenses, including robbery, possession of a firearm by an ex-felon and violation of parole, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Asian woman, 71, hit in the head in violent robbery outside California restaurant

  • Enelia Perez, 71, fell victim to a violent robbery outside a Jollibee in Vallejo, California, on Sunday night.
  • Perez was reportedly exiting the fast food restaurant when a man tried to grab her purse, resulting in a struggle.
  • He then hit Perez in the back of her head with a blunt object, as told by her stepson Dennis to KTVU.
  • The suspect managed to flee with Perez’s purse, which contained money, her ID and credit cards, according to reports.
  • Vallejo police are investigating the incident.

An elderly Asian woman wound up in the hospital after falling victim to a violent robbery outside a fast food restaurant in Vallejo, California, on Sunday.

Enelia Perez, 71, was reportedly exiting the Jollibee at Vallejo Plaza near Sonoma Boulevard and Redwood Street at around 7 p.m. when a man approached her and tried to grab her purse.

Elderly Filipino woman ‘punched without provocation’ by female attacker in New York City

  • A 74-year-old Filipino woman was “punched without provocation” by an unidentified woman while walking along Madison Avenue near East 52nd Street in New York City at around 11 a.m. on Wednesday.
  • Elmer Cato, the Philippine Consulate General in New York, retweeted a video clip of the unprovoked attack which shows the old woman falling to the ground after being hit by the female attacker.
  • “Most of the high profile cases of unprovoked assaults against Filipinos in New York City that have been reported or monitored involve elderly women like this,” Cato wrote in his tweet.
  • On July 16, a 51-year-old Filipino woman was harassed and verbally assaulted by a homeless woman as she was boarding a train in Queens.
  • DFA spokesperson Ma. Teresita Daza told reporters that the number of hate crimes against Filipinos has reached 43, most of which occurred in New York City, Manhattan and Queens.
  • The Consulate urged the Filipino community in the U.S. to take extra precautions while walking the streets or riding the subways, particularly those visiting New York.

An elderly Filipino woman was assaulted by an unidentified woman in New York City in broad daylight last week in the latest of a number of recent attacks on Filipinos in the United States.

The 74-year-old victim was reportedly walking along Madison Avenue near East 52nd Street at around 11 a.m. when she was “punched without provocation” by the suspect, the Philippine Consulate General in New York said in an advisory

NYPD search for 3 men accused of 19 assaults in less than 1 month, including off-duty officer whose skull was fractured

nypd cop robbed
  • New York City Police Department officer Muhammad Chowdhury, 48, was brutally assaulted and robbed while he was off-duty and jogging in the Bronx on Aug. 23.
  • He suffered a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain. He recently woke up from a medically induced coma.
  • The suspects have assaulted and robbed at least 19 people in the Bronx and Queens since Aug. 1, according to the police.
  • Police are still searching for the suspects.
  • The family of the victim will be organizing a Bronx protest to demand justice for Chowdhury.

Police are searching for three men who brutally assaulted and robbed an off-duty New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer in the Bronx. 

NYPD officer Muhammad Chowdhury, 48, was jogging along Olmstead Ave. in the Bronx neighborhood of Soundview when three suspects stopped him near Lafayette Ave. and attacked him at about 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the authorities.  

Filipino veteran, 60, dies after being assaulted, robbed while bringing in groceries to his Baltimore home

canton robbery
  • Victor Malabayabas, a 60-year-old Filipino veteran, died from his injuries following an unarmed robbery in Baltimore, Maryland, on Aug. 20.
  • Malabayabas moved to the U.S. from the Philippines in 1996, and he served in the U.S. Navy for more than a decade. He is also remembered as a well-known volunteer and fixture in local Catholic church activities in southeast Baltimore.
  • A GoFundMe page with a goal of raising $50,000 has been set up on behalf of Malabayabas’ family.
  • The investigation on the incident is ongoing. Police are still searching for the suspect.

A Filipino veteran died from his injuries resulting from an unarmed robbery in Baltimore, Maryland.

Victor Malabayabas, 60, was on the 600 block of S. Kenwood Avenue in Canton when an unidentified man asked him for a tissue at about 5:40 p.m. on Aug. 20, according to the Baltimore Police Department.