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Texas man sentenced for sending anti-Asian death threat to doctor who advocates for COVID vaccine

  • Texas resident Scott Eli Harris, 52, was sentenced on Tuesday to six months in federal prison and three years of supervised release for sending a threatening message to Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and CNN medical analyst known for advocating the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • In his message, Harris swore by his “12 gauge” that he will never take Wen’s “wonder drug” and identified himself as “a 5th generation U.S. Army veteran and a sniper” who “can’t wait for the shooting to start.”
  • Harris’ message also referenced the Asian American physician’s race and national origin, according to the Justice Department.
  • Harris’ defenders said he “sincerely apologizes” for the harm he has caused but pointed out that he was “in the throes of undiagnosed, service-related mental illness” at the time of his offense.

A Texas man has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for sending a threatening message to a Maryland doctor known for advocating the COVID-19 vaccine.

The text message sent by Scott Eli Harris, 52, also referenced the Asian American physician’s race and national origin, according to the Justice Department.

Asian food and culture event in Maryland marred by overcrowding, traffic

night market nightmare
  • Visitors at the Asia Collective Night Market in Howard County, Maryland have described the event as a “nightmare” following overcrowding and traffic.
  • The event, which was held on Saturday, promised patrons live music, cultural activities and various Asian cuisines from local businesses.
  • Visitors stated that they sat in traffic for hours, were unable to get into the event, waited in long lines and suffered from heat exhaustion.
  • Many were unable to attend due to lack of parking spaces and traffic.

The Asia Collective Night Market held on Saturday at Howard County Fairgrounds in Maryland received a thumbs down from visitors for extreme overcrowding and traffic congestion.

The event promised visitors a night of live entertainment, cultural activities and Asian food from local businesses. Many, however, described the experience as horrific, while some were unable to attend the event altogether despite paying for tickets. 

Indian man fatally shot in the head while driving home from airport in Maryland

An Indian national was fatally shot in the head near Catonsville in Maryland while returning home from the airport. 

Maryland Transportation Authority Police reportedly responded to a single-vehicle crash at around 4:30 a.m. on June 19 on southbound Interstate 95 near the Caton Avenue exit. They found Sai Charan Nakka, 25, with a gunshot wound to the head. 

Henry Sangtai Kim, who helped establish Maryland’s first Koreatown, dies at 75

HENRY SANGTAI KIM
  • Maryland’s Asian American community has lost a public servant and advocate with the death of Henry Sangtai Kim.
  • Kim, who dedicated his life to serving Asian American communities in the mid-Atlantic region, died of a lung condition at Howard County General Hospital on May 28.
  • Kim was instrumental in establishing Maryland’s first Koreatown by helping raise over $700,000 while serving as the chair of the local Koreatown Planning Committee Board Inc.
  • “My husband was blind for the last seven years of his life. He didn’t want to use a cane, and he walked by himself in familiar areas. Other places, we walked together, side by side,” said Dr. Youngja L. Kim, his wife of 43 years.
  • “He never compared himself with anyone else,” she added. “He set a goal, and then he achieved it. He was optimistic. He said, ‘Doing things for other people is like doing things for yourself.’”

Henry Sangtai Kim, who helped establish the first Koreatown in Maryland, died of a lung condition at a local hospital on May 28. He was about to turn 76 on June 10.

Kim was an accountant and business advocate who dedicated his life to serving Asian American communities in the mid-Atlantic region.

Rosalyn Tang becomes first Asian American, youngest woman appointed to Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Maryland Court of Special Appeals
  • Maryland governor Larry Hogan appointed Montgomery County attorney Rosalyn Tang to the Court of Special Appeals on Wednesday.
  • Tang is the first Asian American and the youngest woman to serve on Maryland’s second-highest court.
  • She is replacing Judge Steven B. Gould, who was appointed to the Court of Appeals in September.

Rosalyn Tang, 41, has been appointed as the first Asian American and the youngest woman to serve on Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals.

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Family Demands Answers After Baseball Pitcher Dies From ‘Routine’ Surgery, GoFundMe Created

Sang Ho Baek

A grieving family is seeking answers over the death of a college baseball player from Maryland who died after undergoing surgery to mend an elbow injury.

Routine surgery turns tragic: George Mason University Patriots pitcher Sang Ho Baek, 20, died due to complications from a “Tommy John” surgery (ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction) on June 12 at a TidalHealth medical facility in Salisbury, Md., The New York Times reported.