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NYPD, FBI join forces to fight Asian hate in new campaign

The New York Police Department (NYPD) and FBI have launched a joint public service announcement to encourage the reporting of potential anti-Asian hate crimes.

What to know: Of all individuals targeted for their race, religion, gender and sexual orientation in New York City, Asian Americans saw the largest spike in hate crimes in the first half of the year. A total of 104 cases in 2021 were documented as of July 4, a 395% increase from last year’s 21 incidents.

FBI Supports Asian Community in Bay Area With More Resources, Hate Crime Investigations

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An FBI special agent in charge of the Bay Area met up with Oakland Chinatown community leaders to show the agency’s support amid the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes.

Show of support: Craig Fair said the bureau’s ultimate goal is to help the victims get justice and stop violent offenders from hurting community members and deter them from “committing these terrible crimes of hate,” according to KRON4.

FBI Warning: More Hate Crimes Targeting Asian Americans Are Likely Coming

The FBI has issued a warning of a potential rise in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans as the coronavirus crisis gets worst the U.S., according to ABC News.

“The FBI assesses hate crime incidents against Asian Americans likely will surge across the United States, due to the spread of coronavirus disease … endangering Asian American communities,” according to the report obtained by ABC News. “The FBI makes this assessment based on the assumption that a portion of the US public will associate COVID-19 with China and Asian American populations.”

Family of Eurasian Teen Brutally Raped and Murdered in Paraguay Seeks Help From FBI

The family of an American teen who was raped, tortured, and murdered in Paraguay is now demanding the involvement of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to speed up probe in the case that first shook the South American country two years ago.

Luis Alejandro Villamayor, nicknamed Alex, was found dead on the luxurious family estate of a friend, René Hofstetter, 18, on June 27, 2015. He was just 16 years old.

Over 80 Children Saved in Sex Traffic Sting Operation With the FBI, Thai and Filipino Officers

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested 120 suspected child sex traffickers in partnership with officers from other Asian countries like Cambodia, Thailand and Philippines as well as Canada and the United Kingdom.

In the operation codenamed “Cross Country XI,” which focused on victims of prostitution who are underaged and ran from October 12-15, the FBI recovered 84 children victims with the help of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and its partners.

FBI Asks Public for Help Identifying Vietnamese Woman in Child Sex Trafficking Video

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is now seeking the public’s help to identify an unknown Vietnamese woman seen in a child sexual exploitation video that the agency is currently investigating.

The Asian woman in the picture, only referred to so far as Jane Doe 39, is believed to be between the age of 25 and 35. She is described as having long, black hair and seen wearing a white, yellow, blue and red floral dress in the video, according to the news release from FBI’s Indianapolis office.