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Fired restaurant manager who threw water at customer’s face claims she used anti-Asian racial slurs

  • Diong, who worked at Crab Du Jour in Greenfield, Wisconsin, was fired after he threw liquid at a customer’s face.
  • The customer, who was identified as Mariah Luckette, was intoxicated and hurled racial slurs, according to Diong.
  • Luckette, who can be seen on surveillance footage throwing a chair back over the bar at Diong, said the incident occured after she told him her food was cold. 
  • She also claimed the lemon in her drink caused chemical burns to her face.
  • “I throw a glass of water at her,” Diong explained to police. “She just reacted and throw something back to me. I shouldn't have, but I'm really frustrated."
  • In addition to being fired, Diong was given a disorderly conduct citation.

A restaurant manager in Wisconsin was fired after he was captured on surveillance footage throwing liquid at a customer’s face. 

Jason Diong, the former manager of the Crab Du Jour restaurant in Greenfield, told local authorities that he doused the woman with a glass of water because she used anti-Asian racial slurs.

60 Vietnamese nationals collectively run for freedom from human traffickers in Cambodia

  • A group of 60 Vietnamese nationals collectively ran for freedom from a Cambodian casino where they were being exploited and held as prisoners on Saturday.
  • Four people failed to escape as they were recaptured by casino guards.
  • Cambodian authorities managed to rescue them along with 15 other victims.
  • On Wednesday, 71 Vietnamese victims were transported back to Vietnam.
  • This incident marks the second mass escape of Vietnamese nationals from a casino in Cambodia within the course of a month.

In the latest incident of the human trafficking crisis in Cambodia, 60 Vietnamese nationals collectively ran for freedom from a Cambodian casino where they were being exploited and held as prisoners. 

On Saturday, a group of 60 Vietnamese people fled from a casino under heavy rain in Bavet city in Cambodia’s Svay Rieng province. Four people reportedly failed to escape as they were recaptured by casino guards.

Prosecutors request new murder trial for ‘Serial’ subject Adnan Syed citing new evidence

  • Prosecutors in Baltimore City have asked a judge to overturn the conviction of Adnan Syed, who was found guilty of murdering his girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, in 1999.
  • The Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office and Syed’s lawyers said prosecutors failed to disclose evidence to Syed’s defense counsel regarding two other suspects.
  • Prosecutors did concede Syed’s innocence but said in a court filing, “However, for all the reasons set forth below, the State no longer has confidence in the integrity of the conviction.”
  • Prosecutors are also requesting Syed receive a new trial.
  • Syed is currently serving a life sentence after being convicted of first-degree murder, robbery, kidnapping and false imprisonment in February 2000.

Prosecutors in Baltimore City have asked a judge to overturn the conviction of Adnan Syed, who was found guilty of murdering his girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, in 1999 in a case that became the subject of the investigative podcast, “Serial.”

In a motion filed on Wednesday, the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office and Syed’s lawyers said prosecutors failed to disclose evidence to Syed’s defense counsel regarding two other suspects, which would constitute a Brady violation.

Report: Alarming rise of physical and sexual violence in pandemic-era California

  • According to the latest California Study on Violence Experiences across the Lifespan (CalVEX) report, the rates of both physical and sexual violence in California have increased at alarming rates since the beginning of the pandemic.
  • More than one in six Californians (18%) have experienced physical or sexual violence in the past year, according to the report.
  • Physical violence nearly doubled for men from 2020 to 2022, with men being more likely than women to have dealt with violence.
  • It also revealed that more than 1.1 million Californian adults were physically or sexually assaulted by their intimate partner in the past year, with women being more likely than men to have experienced various forms of sexual violence.
  • The CalVEX report also noted that ​socially and economically vulnerable communities experienced more violence than others.

California has seen a significant increase in physical and sexual violence since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest California Study on Violence Experiences across the Lifespan (CalVEX) report.

The CalVEX report, which was conducted by scientists at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, revealed that more than one in six Californians (18%) have experienced physical or sexual violence in the past year.

Australian man who strangled sleeping teenager believed he was being chased by the Chinese government

  • Chadley Sheridan, the 25-year-old man accused of strangling a sleeping 16-year-old boy inside the boy’s Charlestown, Australia, home after being welcomed by the teen’s father in March 2021, believed the Chinese government was chasing him while experiencing symptoms of psychosis in 2018, the court heard on Monday.
  • “The bizarre beliefs were that the Chinese government was somehow interested in him and following him,” said in a court document. “And that he had some supernatural connection to God.”
  • Sheridan’s lawyer pleaded with the jury not to find him guilty on the grounds of mental impairment. Olav Nielssen, a forensic psychologist, also provided evidence to the court that the man had “underlying psychotic illness which was exacerbated by drug use” during the alleged murder.
  • Sheridan was accused of killing the boy on March 15, but his body was only discovered after midnight on March 16, 2021.

The lawyer representing the man accused of strangling a sleeping teenage boy in March 2021 has asked the jury for a not guilty verdict on the grounds of mental impairment.

In the closing remark, the lawyer of Chadley Sheridan, 25, pleaded with the jury not to find the man guilty of strangling the 16-year-old boy to death inside the boy’s home in Charlestown, near Newcastle, Australia, after midnight on March 16, 2021.

NYC ‘Duck Sauce Killer’ subjected his wife to ‘sadistic and violent sexual abuse’ for decades, lawyer says

  • Dorothy Hirsch, the widow of alleged “Duck Sauce Killer” Glenn Hirsch, has claimed to be a victim of her late husband’s “sadistic and violent” behavior in a new court filing.
  • Glenn, 51, was believed to have shot himself dead after being released on bail for the murder of Chinese food delivery worker Zhiwen Yan in Queens, New York City, on April 30.
  • Dorothy, 62, was indicted earlier this month on a slew of charges in connection with firearms and ammunition found in her separate Briarwood home.
  • In the court filing, defense lawyer Mark Bederow wrote that Glenn’s abusive behavior included “sadistic and violent sexual abuse, striking, cutting and menacing her with weapons, punching her, slapping her, threatening to kill her, extortion and contempt.”
  • Bederow says the District Attorney’s Office knew about Glenn’s history of abuse before it greenlighted Dorothy’s arrest.

Dorothy Hirsch, the widow of alleged “Duck Sauce Killer” Glenn Hirsch, has claimed to be a victim of her late husband’s “sadistic and violent” behavior for decades — including a 1995 incident when she was allegedly tortured and raped in a motel room.

Glenn, 51, was accused of fatally shooting Chinese food delivery worker Zhiwen Yan in Queens, New York City, on April 30. Investigators traced his motive to a months-long beef with Great Wall, the restaurant Yan had worked in, which allegedly started from a duck sauce dispute.

Illegal Las Vegas brothel allegedly run by an Asian woman saw nearly 200 visitors in 2 weeks

  • Heng Van Ho and Yuxiang Tian were arrested on Aug. 17 for allegedly running an illegal brothel near the Las Vegas Strip since 2016.
  • Las Vegas Metro police first received a tip about “possible illegal activities” at a house near Flamingo Road and Decatur Boulevard on June 30.
  • One man who was reportedly seen leaving the house said he paid an Asian woman $200 for sex after responding to a Craigslist ad.
  • Investigators counted nearly 200 men entering and exiting the residence in a span of two weeks in July, according to reports.
  • The duo is facing charges of running a brothel, living off the earnings of prostitution, pandering and money laundering.

Two individuals have been arrested for allegedly running an illegal brothel near the Las Vegas Strip.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police first received a tip about “possible illegal activities” at a house near Flamingo Road and Decatur Boulevard on June 30. Shortly after, they managed to stop a car that had just come from the location, according to reports.

Honolulu police arrest man for deadly shooting of woman at Chinatown bus stop

  • Tony Johnson, a 58-year-old man, was arrested on River Street in Honolulu’s Chinatown at around 2 a.m. on Tuesday.
  • Johnson has been accused of murdering a 24-year-old woman at a bus stop in Chinatown on Aug. 19.
  • The victim was reportedly with her husband when they got into an altercation with an unidentified man. Another man then showed up during the argument and shot the woman in the head, according to reports.
  • As of Wednesday, Johnson has yet to be charged.
  • He and the victim were acquaintances, according to Lt. Deena Thoemmes of the Honolulu Police Department’s Homicide Detail.

The Honolulu Police Department has arrested a man in connection with the deadly shooting that occurred at a Chinatown bus stop on Friday.

Tony Johnson, 58, was arrested on River Street in Honolulu’s Chinatown at around 2 a.m. on Tuesday on suspicion of second-degree murder and firearms offenses, according to police.

15-year-old girl in Japan arrested for stabbing 2 women as ‘practice’ for killing her mother

  • A Japanese teenager was arrested in Tokyo’s Shibuya ward on Saturday for stabbing two people.
  • The 15-year-old reportedly stated that she "wanted to get the death penalty" and “wanted to practice” killing her mother.
  • She has been accused of using a kitchen knife to stab a 53-year-old woman and her 19-year-old daughter at around 7:20 p.m.
  • Both victims suffered severe injuries that will require at least three months to recover from, according to reports.
  • The teenager reportedly planned on killing her mother and younger brother.

Police in Tokyo’s Shibuya ward have arrested a 15-year-old girl for stabbing a mother and daughter as “practice” before killing her own mother and younger brother.

At around 7:20 p.m. on Saturday, the girl reportedly stabbed a 53-year-old woman and her 19-year-old daughter from behind on a street in Maruyama-cho near Shibuya Station.

Man wanted for knife and brick attack in DC on group of Asians he told to ‘Go back to your country’

The Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C., is looking for a man accused of attacking three Asians with racial slurs, a knife and a brick in an unhinged early morning chase on Aug. 18.

The trio of Northern Virginia residents was walking westbound in the 1400 block of K Street NW when the man asked to speak with one of them, authorities said.

Filipino American man sentenced to 45 days in jail for role in Jan. 6 riot

  • Kene Brian Lazo was sentenced to 45 days in jail on Thursday for his role during the Capitol Hill riot on Jan. 6, 2021.
  • The FBI arrested Lazo in Norfolk, Virgina, on May 28, 2021, and he had his first court appearance the following month.
  • Lazo was charged with Knowingly Entering or Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority; Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds or in a Capitol Building; and Parading, Demonstrating or Picketing in a Capitol Building.
  • According to the statement of offense filed in federal court, Lazo was in The Capitol for around 19 minutes. He reportedly entered the building around 14 minutes after the members of the House and Senate, which included then-Vice President Mike Pence, were evacuated.
  • He was pictured wearing a black helmet, orange goggles and an American flag as a cape during the riot. He was also seen carrying a traditional Filipino broom with a disc attached to it – similar in design to that of Captain America's shield – with the words “FALSE MEDIA = COUP” and “PANDEMIC HOAX = COUP.”

A Filipino American man pictured carrying a walis tambo (traditional Filipino broom) during the Capitol Hill riot on Jan. 6, 2021, was sentenced to 45 days in jail on Thursday.

Kene Brian Lazo was sentenced to 45 days in jail on Thursday and received an order to pay $500 in restitution, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C.

Korean restaurant chef in London kills co-worker over food prep skills

  • Li Hunan, a 60-year-old chef, was charged with the murder of his colleague Il Sung, 58, at a Korean restaurant in London on Aug. 15.
  • The two men were reportedly arguing about food preparations as Hunan questioned his coworker’s skills as a chef before the altercation turned physical.
  • Sung suffered two fatal stab wounds to the chest and slash wounds on his body.
  • Hunan was remanded in custody. He is set to appear in court on Nov. 4 for a plea hearing.

A chef at a Korean restaurant in London allegedly murdered his colleague due to his poor food preparation skills.

Li Hunan, 60, was charged with the murder of his colleague Il Sung, 58, at the Airang Korean restaurant in Poland Street, Soho, on Aug. 15.