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No jail time for man who shoved 92-year-old Asian man with dementia in Vancouver, says judge

No jail time for man who attacked elderly man
  • Jamie Bezanson, the man who attacked a 92-year-old Asian man with severe dementia at a 7-Eleven in East Vancouver on March 13, 2020, will not be facing prison time.
  • Bezanson received a conditional discharge and was given a one-year probation during his hearing on Monday.
  • Judge Donna Senniw ordered him not to make any contact with the victim, Kaihong Kwong, and two others involved in the incident. Bezanson must also pay Kwong 100 Canadian dollars (approximately $79) and do 20 hours of community service.
  • Bezanson attacked Kwong while he was being assisted by 7-Eleven staff at a store near First Avenue and Nanaimo Street. Bezanson subjected Kwong to anti-Asian remarks about COVID-19 before pushing him to the ground outside the store.
  • The assailant reportedly turned himself in after police released a video of the altercation in July 2020. He pleaded guilty to assault charges.
  • Despite seven eyewitness accounts and CCTV footage, the court said there was not enough evidence to call the incident a hate crime.

The Vancouver man who attacked a 92-year-old Asian man with severe dementia at a 7-Eleven store in what was described as an anti-Asian attack two years ago will not be serving prison time.

Judge Donna Senniw gave Jamie Bezanson, 52, a conditional discharge and a one-year probation during his ruling at the Provincial Court of British Columbia on Monday.

Chinese Professor Who Brings His Mother With Alzheimer’s to His Classes is ‘Son Goals’

A university professor from Southwest China’s Guizhou Province is melting the hearts of many Chinese netizens for his unconditional love and dedication to take care of his mother who has Alzheimer’s disease.

The heartwarming story of Professor Hu Ming, 58, who teaches at Guizhou University School of Economics, was first posted online in 2016 on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo, and his story hasn’t resurfaced until recently.