New York police are looking for a man accused of verbally attacking an elderly bus rider with anti-Asian statements earlier this year.
The details: The incident occurred inside an M15 bus heading south at 2nd Avenue at East 68th Street just before 11:30 a.m. on April 23.
Two separate incidents that targeted Asian Americans have been reported in New York City this week.
The incidents, which both occurred on Wednesday, are now under investigation by the city’s Hate Crimes Task Force.
Sakura Kokumai, a Japanese American Olympic athlete, was verbally harassed while training at a park in Orange, CA.
The incident happened in Grijalva Park on April 1 when Kokumai, 28, was training for her upcoming karate competition at the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in July, according to KTLA. Soon after, an unidentified man approached her and started hurling racial slurs at the athlete.
A Filipino American man in Los Angeles was nearly hit with a rock by a stranger who appeared out of nowhere and started yelling in his direction.
The incident occurred while Andre Cadiz, 26, was having lunch with his dog outside Dollar Hits, a restaurant in the city’s Historic Filipinotown around 4 p.m. on April 3.
Yelp has launched a new category to help struggling businesses as anti-Asian attacks continue to rise amid the pandemic.
The company is partnering with Gold House, a nonprofit collective that promotes unity, representation and success among the Asian and Pacific Islander community, to let restaurants identify themselves as Asian-owned on their Yelp listings.
A Vietnamese American family in Oakland has fallen victim to a violent robbery that wiped them of most of their life savings in under an hour.
The incident, which left a 7-year-old child with sleep troubles, occurred just before the family headed for bed around 10 p.m. on March 30.
An unidentified suspect tried to burn down a Chinese restaurant in Antioch, CA with a blowtorch last week.
The botched attempt, which was caught on a security camera, occurred just outside the establishment at around 11 p.m. on March 31.
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee drew massive criticism online for his controversial tweet that said he now identifies as “Chinese,” as hate crimes against Asian Americans surge.
The 65-year-old Fox News contributor made the controversial post on his Twitter on April 3.
Kova Patisserie, which also has branches in Soho and South Kensington, was targeted by an unknown assailant on Feb. 21.
A man from Berkeley, California has been taken into custody after using social media to share threats about killing Asians.
Reginald Jackson, a former gang member, allegedly wrote about beating up, blowing up and robbing Asians ahead of the Lunar New Year.