AAPI business owners in Portland call for action from police over string of break-ins and vandalisms
- 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.
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.
- 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.
Conservative journalist Andy Ngô said he was chased and beaten by antifa members while covering a protest in Portland, Oregon, late last month.
Why this matters: Ngô, who says he has focused on exposing antifa for years, said “no journalist in America should ever face violence for doing his or her job.”
Many Asian-owned businesses in Portland, Oregon were vandalized and had windows smashed.
In the last week of January, 13 businesses in the Jade District of East Portland were vandalized, according to Williamette Week.
A man in Portland, Oregon has been charged with bias crimes after allegedly kicking and racially attacking an Asian American woman last week.
The incident, which left the victim with “some trouble walking,” occurred on a TriMet bus in the area of Southeast 52nd Avenue and Foster Road at 5:45 p.m. on Jan. 22.
A man in Portland, Oregon is facing bias crime charges after attacking an Afghan American store owner last Friday.
The incident, which was caught on camera, occurred inside the 68-year-old victim’s convenience store at a Chevron gas station in Southeast Portland.
A man in Portland, Oregon has been charged with a hate crime after allegedly punching an Asian American commuter earlier this month.
The incident, which was only announced last week, occurred while the victim was waiting at the train stop near North Interstate Avenue and North Lombard Street on Dec. 15.
A 30-year-old man has been charged in the fatal stabbing of an entrepreneur credited for popularizing kimchi in Portland, Oregon.
Matthew Choi, 33, co-founder of Choi’s Kimchi Co., succumbed to his wounds after officers responded to the attack in his apartment in the 300 block of Southeast 12th Ave., Buckman neighborhood on Oct. 25.
A man credited for popularizing kimchi in Portland, Oregon died after getting stabbed in his home over the weekend.
Matthew “Matt” Choi, 33, was found wounded in his apartment at 300 Southeast 12th Ave. in the Buckman neighborhood on Sunday morning.
Conservative journalist Andy Ngo reportedly landed in the hospital after being attacked by a group of left-wing protestors at a protest in Portland, Oregon on Saturday.
Ngo, an editor at Quilette, was covering protests against the Western-chauvinist group Proud Boys, which is known for starting street fights, according to The Independent.
Toby Mendenhall, a man from Portland, Oregon who is accused and wanted for child sex crimes, was recently extradited back to the country from China.
Mendenhall, 41, was booked at the Washington County Jail on Oct. 24, with a bail of $2.5 million, KOIN 6 reported.