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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.

Lawyer attempted to discredit R. Kelly accuser in court by bringing up MSG in Chinese food

R. Kelly uses MSG as a way to discredit accuser

Singer R. Kelly’s defense lawyer reportedly tried to discredit one of his accusers in the singer’s ongoing sexual assault case by putting the blame on monosodium glutamate (MSG).

The testimony: Robert Kelly’s lawyer Deveraux L. Cannick made the unexpected comment on Thursday in response to the testimony of a woman identified only as “Sonja.” She is the eighth accuser to take the stand against Kelly on sex crimes and racketeering charges, reported the New York Times.

Yeonmi Park says she was robbed by three women, bystanders stopped her from calling police

Yeonmi Park

North Korean defector Yeonmi Park says she failed to call for help while being robbed in Chicago last year as bystanders barred her because it would be “racist.”

What happened: Park, 27, recalled the incident in a new interview with podcaster Joe Rogan, which tackled her experiences as a child in North Korea and as a defector in the U.S. She said it occurred during lootings across the city last summer.

Man Rams Truck Into Picnic-Goers After Allegedly Shouting Anti-Asian Comments in Chicago

A man allegedly shouted anti-Asian comments and drove his truck toward a group of picnic-goers in Chicago on May 1, resulting in one victim sustaining serious injuries.

The incident: Timothy Nielsen, 57, was arrested after driving his red Ford F-150 into a group of friends picnicking on the 2900 block of West Logan Boulevard at around 5:15 p.m. that Saturday, reports Chicago Tribune

Founder of Chicago’s Chinese American Service League Passes Away From Cancer at 77

Bernarda “Bernie” Wong, the 77-year-old founder of Chicago’s Chinese American Service League, passed away early Tuesday after a bout with cancer.

Wong’s daughter, Jacinta Wong, said her mother passed away from stomach cancer surrounded by close friends and family, reported the Chicago Sun-Times. However, NBC and ABC7 Chicago reported Wong died after a battle with breast cancer.

Former Assistant Coach Makes History as the First Indian American NFL Coordinator

Sean Desai

The Chicago Bears made history after promoting its safeties coach, Sean Desai, as the team’s defensive coordinator, making him the first person of Indian descent to become a coordinator in the NFL. 

The historic announcement came on Jan. 22 when the Bears officially confirmed the 37-year-old as the team’s new defensive coordinator, replacing NFL coach veteran Chuck Pagano, who revealed his plan to retire on Jan. 13.

Chinese PhD Student Among Those Killed in Chicago Mass Shooting

The University of Chicago expressed sadness over the death of Yiran Fan, a 30-year-old Ph.D. student from China who was killed by a gunman during a shooting spree on Saturday afternoon.

“Random” victim: Fan, who was shot as he was sitting inside his car in an East Hyde Park parking garage, is among at least three victims who were gunned down that day by the shooter, who was later identified as 32-year-old Jason Nightengale, reports WGNTV.