Oakland woman hailed as ‘our bus hero’ after she used her body to shield elderly Asian man from attacker
A woman is being recognized in Oakland’s Chinatown after surveillance videos revealed how she protected an elderly Asian man and fought off his attacker during a bus ride in late April.
Why this matters: Bystanders play a crucial role in the outcome of attacks against Asian Americans, which continue to be on the rise. In more violent incidents, their intervention could mean the difference between life and death.
Hate crime charges dropped against man accused of yelling racial slur during assault on Chinatown leader
A man who allegedly yelled anti-Asian slurs while attacking an elderly community leader in Oakland’s Chinatown is no longer facing hate crime charges.
What happened: James Lee Ramsey, 25, is accused of assaulting Carl Chan, 62, in the 400 block of 8th St. on April 29. According to Chan, Ramsey yelled “F*ck you Chinatown!” and “F*ck you Chinaman!” before striking him in the back of his head.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers to join police forces in Oakland to combat a rise in violent crimes, many of which have targeted Asian Americans in the streets of Chinatown.
Background: Newsom’s order on Wednesday came after Mayor Libby Schaaf sent a formal request for CHP support in Oakland’s commercial corridors and International Boulevard. That request came after Chinatown leaders — led by Carl Chan, president of the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce — called on Newsom to declare a state of emergency in the city.
Two people were rushed to the hospital following a robbery-turned-shooting in one of Oakland Chinatown’s busiest shopping areas.
What happened: A pair of robbers wearing ski masks jumped out of a vehicle in the middle of the day to grab the purses of two women near the corner of Franklin St. and 8th, according to ABC7 News.
A pregnant woman was spit on and yelled at while she was on her way to work in Downtown Oakland, Calif.
What happened: Tina and her husband were driving to work when a man spit in her face and yelled racial and homophobic slurs while they were stopped at a red light.
A Cambodian senior, whose car was destroyed by unknown assailants in Oakland, Calif., in March, recently received a new car after a longtime friend raised over $35,000 for him through GoFundMe.
Engulfed in flames: Nhep Chheng and his Chinese neighbor, who are in their 70s and 60s, respectively, found their vehicles on fire at around 3:30 a.m. on March 27, NextShark previously reported.
An Asian American teenager was punched and called a racial slur while playing at a basketball tournament in Oakland.
The incident, which was caught on video, occurred during an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) tournament game at indoor basketball center Soldiertown on Saturday, according to KPIX 5.
A 68-year-old Filipino American woman was attacked and robbed in broad daylight in Oakland, California while buying mangoes last week.
Antoinette Solis was shopping in Oakland’s Chinatown along 8th Street on Friday when an unidentified man took her purse that contained around $300 and a jade bracelet, according to NBC Bay Area.
A prominent leader of Oakland’s Chinatown was attacked while running errands last week.
The incident took place in the 400 block of 8th St. at around 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, KPIX 5 reported.
An elderly Asian American man is suffering from nightmares after falling victim to an unprovoked attack in Oakland last week.
The incident occurred while Hua Zhen Lin, 68, was riding an AC Transit bus to Oakland’s Chinatown on April 26, according to NBC Bay Area.
A 65-year-old Filipino American man ended up in a hospital after falling victim to a brutal carjacking just blocks away from his home in Oakland, California last week.
The incident reportedly occurred outside a FoodMaxx grocery store. The victim, who works as a Lyft driver, relies on his car as his only source of income. When he was allegedly attacked at gunpoint, he tried to put up a fight for his vehicle.
Two Asian American sisters helped save a 57-year-old Asian man from a violent robbery in Oakland, California by distracting the suspect.
The incident happened on Saturday shortly after 7 a.m. on 10th Street between Martin Luther King Jr Way and Jefferson Street, when Tiffany Chuk and her sister, Angela Chuk, saw a man getting punched by another man through the window of a second-floor condominium unit, according to NBC Bay Area.