Chicago police honor late officer Xu Meng, whose long hours may have led to his death, with memorial hall
- The Chicago police’s 24th district unveiled a new memorial wall and held a private dedication ceremony to honor Asian American officer Xu Meng, whose accidental death in 2020 rocked the local Asian community.
- Officer Xu Meng, described by loved ones as a hardworking father and husband, died at age 36 from carbon monoxide poisoning in his home in Albany Park.
- Family and friends attributed his death to exhaustion from enduring 12-hour shifts for 12 consecutive days, as it may have caused him to forget to turn off his vehicle’s keyless ignition.
- “He worked countless days, countless hours,” said John Pham, the vice president of the AALEA. “He passed away. Unfortunately, he didn’t get enough rest so we want people to be aware that we are there for them as an organization.”
The 24th district Chicago police station unveiled a new memorial wall and held a private dedication ceremony to honor an Asian American officer whose accidental death in 2020 rocked the local Asian community.
Xu Meng, described by loved ones as a hardworking father and husband, died at age 36 from carbon monoxide poisoning in his home in Albany Park.
‘It’s time for us to come together’: Hundreds gather to honor Michelle Go at Times Square candlelight vigil
- Hundreds of people, including New York City Mayor Eric Adams and other elected officials, attended Asians Fighting Injustice’s vigil held at Times Square in remembrance of Michelle Go, who was fatally shoved in front of a subway on Saturday.
- Friends and family recalled the life of Go, and officials advocated for justice and the safety of the city’s diverse citizens.
- The Asian American Foundation released a statement of its action plan in pursuit of solutions for keeping the AAPI community safe from hate crimes and violence.
Hundreds of people gathered in Times Square on Tuesday to remember the life of Michelle Go and to advocate for public safety.
Michelle Go’s Vigil
A memorial for San Francisco hit-and-run victim Hanako “Hana” Abe has reportedly been vandalized multiple times, raising concerns about “larger issues” present in the city.
Abe, 27, was one of the two women who died after being struck by a speeding car in the South of Market neighborhood on New Year’s Eve last year.
At the University of Jaffna in Sri Lanka, a war memorial dedicated to the Tamil people was destroyed over the weekend, resulting in student protests, sudden arrests and a viral Instagram post.
What happened: On Jan. 8, the Sri Lankan authorities bulldozed a monument known as the Mullivaikkal memorial, according to Al Jazeera.
A memorial dedicated to Korean women forced into sex slavery by the Japanese military during World War II was recently vandalized in Glendale, California.
The Comfort Women Peace Monument, situated in Glendale Central Park, was smeared with an unknown substance, according to investigators. Several flower pots around the memorial were also shattered.
A kind cab driver from Singapore touched friends and fans of the late actor Aloysius Pang for offering free rides to and from the crematorium to send off the actor’s ashes.
On Tuesday, January 29, TV host and actress, Belinda Lee shared the heartwarming moment on her Instagram along with a picture of the cast of 2015 drama series, “Tiger Mum” starring Pang, along with Lee and Jayley Woo, according to AsiaOne.
As part of its 25th year celebration, the original cast of “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” remembers their castmate, Thuy Trang, who died in a tragic car accident at the age of 27.
Trang played the original version of the Yellow Ranger, Trini Kwan, for the first and second seasons of “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.” She replaced Audri Dubois, who played the Yellow Ranger in the unaired pilot.