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AAPI business owners in Portland call for action from police over string of break-ins and vandalisms

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  • The Oregon Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association gathered Asian American and Pacific Islander business owners in the Jade District for a meeting with law enforcement and elected officials at Powell’s Seafood Restaurant on Thursday.
  • Business owners called for action and pleaded with police and city officials to put an end to the constant break-ins and property vandalisms that have left them living in fear.
  • The city will be looking to hire 300 more officers in the next three years to reduce crime in the area.
  • A funding of nearly $1 million has also been allocated to help business owners pay for damages caused by property vandalism.

Asian American and Pacific Islander business owners gathered to call for action from the police after multiple break-ins and vandalisms have left their community helpless in Portland.

The Oregon Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association gathered members of the AAPI community in the Jade District for a meeting with law enforcement and elected officials at Powell’s Seafood Restaurant on Thursday.

Suspect wanted for vandalizing Portland Asian community center with graffiti linked to terrorists

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Portland police are looking for an individual accused of vandalizing an Asian immigrant and refugee community center in the northeast part of the city.

The suspect, who was caught on surveillance camera, reportedly wrote “NPA” and “CPP” and also drew a gold hammer and a sickle on the door of the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization’s (IRCO) Pacific Islander and Asian Family Center (PIAFC) at 8040 NE Sandy Blvd. The incident occurred at around 6 p.m. on May 11, according to the authorities.

Killer of Portland kimchi business owner Matthew Choi sentenced to life in prison

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  • Allen Alonzo Coe was sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing Choi’s Kimchi cofounder Matthew Choi on Oct. 25, 2020.
  • Coe reportedly pled guilty to first-degree burglary, the second-degree murder of Choi and the attempted first-degree murder of Choi’s girlfriend
  • Choi cofounded Choi’s Kimchi with his mother in 2011, growing their business into a household name in Portland and the Pacific Northwest region until his death.
  • Coe, who apologized for his actions during his sentencing, will be eligible for parole after 25 years.

A man has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years for fatally stabbing Matthew Choi, a celebrated food entrepreneur in Portland, Oregon, on Oct. 25, 2020.

Allen Alonzo Coe, who was arrested days after the incident, pled guilty to first-degree burglary, the second-degree murder of Choi and the attempted first-degree murder of Choi’s girlfriend, Jenny Kwon.