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‘Somebody made a mistake’: Details on fatal police shooting of man inside his NJ home are released

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The New Jersey Office of the Attorney General has revealed details about the shooting and killing of an Asian man inside his home in Hillsborough during a welfare check on Sept. 28.

What happened: George Kokinakous was identified as the Hillsborough police officer who fatally shot Patrick Chin, 43, inside his home on Piedmont Path at around 4:10 p.m., according to My Central Jersey. Four other officers, identified as Robert Feriello, Thomas Gurba, Kyle Edmonds, and Dylan Ely, were also present at the fatal incident.

NJ Congressman Andy Kim calls out GOP challenger for saying he’s ‘not one of us’

Rep. Andy Kim (D-N.J.) has called out Republican challenger Tricia Flanagan for stating that he is “not one of us” — words he says he and his immigrant parents have heard all throughout their lives as Asian Americans.

Flanagan’s claims: Flanagan’s statement comes in a new campaign video to unseat Kim as representative of New Jersey’s third congressional district, a constituency that covers 53 municipalities in Burlington and Ocean Counties. In her ad, she describes Kim as “weak” and someone who “does whatever his overlords tell him to do.”

Feds Charge 8 Members of Burglary Crew Targeting Asian Homeowners in NJ

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Eight members of a burglary crew that allegedly targeted Asian homeowners have been charged with “conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen property” by New Jersey federal authorities.

Interstate syndicate: The defendants, identified as Rabine Armour, Kevin Burton, Kevin Jackson, Thomas Rodgers, James Hurt, Sherman Glasco, Randi Barr and Terrance Black, were reportedly responsible for over 50 home break-ins in multiple states from 2016 to 2019, reported NJ.com.

200 Indian Workers Forced to Work $1.2/Hour to Build Hindu Temple in NJ, Lawsuit Alleges

A lawsuit filed against a New Jersey company claimed that over 200 Indian workers were forced to work at $1.20 per hour for 12 hours a day to build a Hindu temple.

Case details: The workers, who came from marginalized communities in India, were allegedly lured by Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) to work in New Jersey, reported Independent.

Intern Threatened By Boss in NJ Offered New Job From Asian American Founder

An intern who resisted threats by an executive director of non-profit Camden County Historical Society (CCHS) into doing work beyond her scope has just found a new company to work for.

Leaked emails: Facebook user Nhu Tran published email exchanges showing how “Helen” (not her real name) responded to apparent bullying attempts by her boss Jack O’Byrne, NextShark reported earlier.

NJ Non-Profit Exec Allegedly Coerces Intern Into More Work by Threatening to Not Pay Her

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The executive director of the non-profit Camden County Historical Society (CCHS) was recently blasted on social media for allegedly trying to intimidate an intern to do work well beyond her scope.

An intern wronged: A public Facebook post by user Nhu Tran shared how a “CS major interning at a nonprofit organization,” who Tran called “Helen” for safety, was being bullied by her boss at work.

NJ Man Sentenced to 4 Years for Targeting Asian Woman, Children for Robbery

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A man in Montgomery, New Jersey will face four years in state prison after chasing down a woman and her family in a robbery involving anti-Asian bias.

What happened: Michael Kibalo, 29, covered his face with a hooded sweatshirt and tried to steal a woman’s phone as he pointed an imitation rifle at her on March 10 in the area of Belle Glades Lane and Sleepy Hollow Lane, reported Patch.

Chiropractor Accused of Blatant Racism Over ‘Chinese Virus’ Sign in NJ

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A chiropractor in New Jersey has been accused of blatant racism over an alleged sign that warned against the “Chinese virus” on his front desk window.

A photo of the sign, which was first posted on Instagram, came from an anonymous parent who took their daughter to Dr. Kevin Julian’s Marion Chiropractic Center at 318 Sip Ave. in Jersey City one afternoon this week.