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BLM sign vandalized to read ‘Asian’ instead of ‘Black’ being investigated as hate crime by Palo Alto PD

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  • The Palo Alto Police Department has launched a hate crime investigation after a woman’s Black Lives Matter sign was vandalized and had the word “Black” replaced with “Asian” on April 5.
  • The unidentified vandal reportedly used adhesive to stick paper to the BLM yard sign, causing the resident, whose identity was not revealed, to damage her yard sign while attempting to remove it.
  • “Officers will thoroughly investigate any reported hate crimes in Palo Alto, including stolen or destroyed yard signs if the incident appears to be motivated by the victim's real or perceived protected social group," the police department said.
  • The incident at Park Boulevard was the third instance where a vandal had tampered with the woman’s yard sign, with the first case reported in October 2021 and another in February 2022. In one of the incidents, a vandal reportedly placed an "Asian Lives Matter" sign on the resident's sign without causing any damage to the property.

Palo Alto police have launched a hate crime investigation after a Black Lives Matter sign was reportedly vandalized and had the word “Black” replaced with “Asian.”

The incident occurred in the 3300 block of Park Boulevard in the Ventura neighborhood between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on April 5. A woman in her 60s called the police at 4:08 p.m. after she discovered that her Black Lives Matter sign on her property was vandalized.

Ex-officers Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane found guilty of violating George Floyd’s civil rights

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  • Former Minneapolis police officers Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane were all convicted of failing to provide George Floyd the medical care he needed during his suffering that resulted in his death on May 25, 2020.
  • Thao and Kueng were also convicted of failing to stop Derek Chauvin from murdering Floyd.
  • Floyd’s brother Philonise refused to call the verdicts “justice” and described them as “just accountability,” since they cannot bring back his loved one.
  • All three ex-officers are still facing a separate trial for state charges.

Former Minneapolis police officers Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane have been convicted of violating George Floyd’s civil rights, which led to his death on May 25, 2020.

After a month-long trial, a federal jury in St. Paul, Minnesota, determined that all three officers deprived Floyd of medical care while he suffocated under ex-officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted of his murder last April.

Silicon Valley investor steps down from company’s board after leaked email showed her calling BLM ‘the true racists’

Silicon Valley Investor Veronica Wu

Less than a week after a leaked email showed her dismissal of the Black Lives Matter movement, a prominent Asian American investor in Silicon Valley has stepped down from her company’s board of directors.

Veronica Wu served as a board member at VF Corporation, one of the world’s largest apparel companies which oversees brands such as Dickies, Supreme, The North Face, Timberland and Vans. She was elected in March 2019 and was assigned to two committees: finance and nominating and governance.

This ‘Ajumma’ Says Black Lives Matter

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Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed in this piece are solely those of the author.

A couple of weeks ago, I was captured on video talking about the importance of the Asian American community showing solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives. I was wearing my “I Can’t Breathe” mask and participating in a march with traditional Korean drummers. I became the viral “ajumma.” That’s Korean for a middle-aged woman.

Statue of Japanese American Civil Rights Icon Vandalized in Oakland

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Amid the Oakland protests occurring over the weekend, the bust of civil rights leader and former city councilmember Frank Hirao Ogawa was defaced.

According to CBS Local News, Officer Johnna Watson noted an estimate of about 700 demonstrators who were a part of a “peaceful march Saturday night,” but come nightfall, some started to splinter off until there were peaceful protestors and those who started to smash windows, spray graffiti and point lasers at officers.

Quinnipiac University Accused of Creating Community of Hate, Racial Profiling Students of Color

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Quinnipiac University has come under harsh criticism from its students for a statement it released following the Black Lives Matter protests.

Nationwide protests were sparked by the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many others as protestors, infuriated by the police system, called for government action and the defunding of police.

Asian American and Black Churches in Chicago March Together for BLM

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Thousands of members from an Asian American church in Chicago’s Chinatown and a historically Black church in Bronzeville marched together over the weekend to support Black Lives Matter.

What happened: On June 28, around 1,000 members from the Chinese Christian Union Church (CCUC) in Chinatown and Bronzeville’s Progressive Baptist Church marched in Chinatown and the Bridgeport neighborhoods as a call for unity between two communities, according to ABC7 Chicago.

Tina Fey Gets Called Out for Fetishizing the Abuse of Asian Women in ‘Mean Girls’

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After acknowledging the blackface used in multiple episodes of “30 Rock,” Tina Fey is being called out for her past shows and movies that were offensive toward the Asian community as well. 

Sitcom caused pain: The 50-year-old comedy writer/actress, who created and starred in “30 Rock,” recently asked to pull out four episodes of the show from syndication.