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Man arrested, then released without bail, for destroying Gandhi statue in NYC

  • Sukhpal Singh, 27, was arrested for his alleged role in vandalizing a Mahatma Gandhi statue outside the Shri Tulsi Mandir in Queens, New York City, on Aug. 16.
  • Surveillance footage of the incident shows five people pushing over the statue and taking turns smashing it with a sledgehammer.
  • The statue was found decapitated with all four limbs severed, along with the words “Kutta Dog” graffitied on its back.
  • Singh was charged with criminal mischief as a hate crime, criminal mischief in the second degree and aggravated harassment in the first degree.
  • He was released without bail following his arraignment on Sunday.

A man has been arrested and charged in connection to the early morning vandalism of a Mahatma Gandhi statue in Queens, New York City, last month.

Sukhpal Singh, 27, was apprehended on Saturday for the Aug. 16 incident at the Shri Tulsi Mandir, a Hindu temple located at 103-24 111th St. in South Richmond Hill.

South Asians in Queens say new redistricting maps divides their communities

  • A redistricting map set to be released by the New York City Districting Commission later this month has the South Asian community in Queens fearful of losing electoral power over the next 10 years.
  • Richmond Hill and South Ozone Park in Queens, which have large numbers of Punjabi, Indo-Caribbean and Bangladeshi residents, will be covered in the revised map.
  • Experts and advocates argue that the city’s redistricting process will further separate these populations.
  • South Asian immigrants in Queens could be adversely affected by the redistricting.

A new redistricting map set to be released by the New York City Districting Commission later this month has the South Asian community in Queens fearful of losing electoral power over the next 10 years.

The location of district lines determines which voters can vote in each representative race. The U.S. Constitution requires legislative and congressional districts to be redrawn every decade based on new census data.

NYC man charged with hate crimes for headbutting Asian victim because he’s ‘Chinese’

QUEENS MAN CHARGED
  • A man accused of headbutting an Asian man in an unprovoked attack in Queens, New York City, in July has been charged with hate crimes.
  • Rudy Coslopez, 41, allegedly approached the 22-year-old victim on Steinway Street near 34th Ave. in Astoria on July 12 at around 8:55 p.m. and headbutted him, chipping the victim’s tooth.
  • The attack occurred less than 24 hours after another Asian victim was kicked in the hip and told to “get out of this country” in Chelsea.
  • On Tuesday, police announced that he has been charged with assault as a hate crime, aggravated harassment as a hate crime and assault.

A man accused of headbutting an Asian man in an unprovoked attack in Queens, New York City, in July has been charged with hate crimes.

Rudy Coslopez, 41, allegedly approached the 22-year-old victim on Steinway Street near 34th Ave. in Astoria on July 12 at around 8:55 p.m.

NYC ‘Duck Sauce Killer’ found dead in Queens apartment

  • Glenn Hirsch, 51, was reportedly found dead in his apartment in Queens, New York City, after missing a court appearance on Friday in connection with the murder of Chinese food delivery worker Zhiwen Yan on Apr. 30.
  • Hirsch, who became known as the “Duck Sauce Killer,” was accused of fatally shooting Yan amid a months-long feud — originating from a duck sauce dispute — with the restaurant the latter was working for.
  • Police reportedly found Hirsch on a plastic-covered couch wearing rubber gloves with a gun in one hand and his radio blaring.
  • Before apparently pulling the trigger on himself, Hirsch left a note that reiterated his innocence and attempted to exonerate his wife, Dorothy Hirsch, from previous accusations, according to reports.
  • Dorothy, who lives separately from her husband, was arrested for weapons possession on June 3 after police found eight firearms and more than 200 rounds of ammunition in her Briarwood home.
  • Hirsch’s death effectively results in the closure of the case against him.

Days after the man accused of fatally shooting a Chinese food delivery worker in Queens, New York City, apparently shot himself dead, questions about how he managed to obtain a firearm remain unanswered.

Glenn Hirsch, 51, was reportedly found dead in his Briarwood apartment after missing a court hearing on Friday for the murder of Chinese food delivery worker Zhiwen Yan on Apr. 30. He was released on a $500,000 bail on June 27.

Elderly Asian woman shoved, robbed by duo in Queens

QUEENS NYC
  • A 65-year-old Asian woman reportedly fell victim to a pair of violent robbers in Queens, New York City, on Sunday morning.
  • The victim, who has not been identified, was strolling along 155th Street and 35th Avenue in Murray Hill at around 9 a.m. when the suspects approached her and then pushed her, the New York Post reported.
  • The perps reportedly stole the victim’s purse, but it is unclear if the victim sustained any injuries.
  • The case is currently not being investigated as a hate crime or bias incident, according to the police.
  • NextShark has reached out to New York police for more information.

A 65-year-old Asian reportedly woman fell victim to a pair of violent robbers in Queens, New York City, on Sunday morning.

The victim, who has not been identified, was strolling along 155th Street and 35th Avenue in Murray Hill at around 9 a.m. when the suspects approached her and then pushed her, the New York Post reported.

Teen charged with Sikh hate crime attacks fatally stabbed in Brooklyn

  • Vernon Douglas, the 19-year-old charged in two Sikh hate crime attacks in Queens, New York, was found stabbed to death on a Brooklyn street on Thursday.
  • Investigators have not made an arrest nor publicly identified a suspect; however, police do not believe the suspect was looking to avenge the Sikh men he allegedly previously attacked.
  • Douglas was previously charged with alleged hate crimes on April 16 for attacking three Sikh men in the same Queens neighborhood in a span of nine days.
  • He allegedly punched Nirmal Singh, 70, in the face and broke his nose on April 3, and allegedly robbed and attacked two Sikh men with a wooden stick along with his accomplice Hezekiah Coleman on April 12. Both cases are still pending.

The teen charged in two Sikh hate crime attacks in Queens, New York, was found stabbed to death on a street in Brooklyn.

Vernon Douglas, 19, was found unconscious with a stab wound to the chest at 889 Rockaway Avenue just before 9 p.m. on Thursday, according to the New York Police Department.

‘Duck Sauce Killer’ suspect wins some freedom after posting $500,000 bail

  • Glenn Hirsch, the man from Queens, New York, who was accused of fatally shooting Chinese food delivery worker Zhiwen Yan, was released from jail after posting a $500,000 bail on Monday.
  • Hirsch was arrested on June 1 for the April 30 shooting near 108th Street and 67th Drive, where Yan was making a delivery for Great Wall, a restaurant in Forest Hills.
  • An investigation revealed that Hirsch was a Great Wall patron who was involved in a duck sauce dispute with staff in November, which eventually led to a series of disturbing encounters.
  • Judge Kenneth Holder ordered Hirsch to wear an ankle bracelet and remain home for 24 hours a day, save for an hour of exercise and visits to his lawyer, doctor and the court.
  • Hirsch is also barred from buying guns, leaving the city and going within a mile of any point of entry.
  • Michael Horn, Hirsch’s lawyer, maintained his client’s innocence, saying the person responsible for Yan’s killing is “still out there.”

Glenn Hirsch, the man from Queens, New York, who was accused of fatally shooting Chinese food delivery worker Zhiwen Yan, was released from jail after posting a $500,000 bail on Monday.

Hirsch, 51, was arrested on June 1 for the shooting near 108th Street and 67th Drive at around 9:30 p.m. on April 30. Yan, 45, was making a delivery for the restaurant Great Wall in Forest Hills, where he had been employed for over a decade.

Sikh man fatally shot ‘execution-style’ just outside his Queens home

JAMAICA HOSPITAL
  • A Sikh man was shot dead a few steps away from his home in Queens, New York, on Saturday.
  • Satnam Singh, 31, was reportedly sitting inside a black Jeep Wrangler Sahara near 129th St. and Sutter Ave. in South Ozone Park when someone approached and began firing rounds at around 3:45 p.m.
  • Neighbors said the shooter was driving a silver-colored sedan, however police said the suspect approached the victim on foot.
  • No arrests have been made as of Sunday.

A Sikh man was shot dead a few steps away from his home in Queens on Saturday, according to New York police.

Satnam Singh, 31, was reportedly sitting inside a black Jeep Wrangler Sahara near 129th St. and Sutter Ave. in South Ozone Park when someone approached and began firing rounds at around 3:45 p.m.

2 men accused of stabbing woman and Queens pizzeria owners who intervened indicted for attempted murder

PIzzeria owners' attackers indicted
  • Supreme Gooding, 18, and Robert Whack, 30, the two men accused of robbing an elderly Asian American woman and stabbing the owners of a pizzeria in Queens, New York, were arraigned and indicted on Tuesday.
  • The duo is also facing assault, robbery, grand larceny, criminal possession of a weapon and other charges for robbing an elderly woman 10 days before the Queens stabbing.
  • Gooding and Whack were arrested shortly after the March 16 incident, in which the two had reportedly robbed a 61-year-old Korean American woman of her purse and later stabbed Louie’s Pizzeria owners, Louie Suljovic and his 68-year-old father, Charlie Suljovic, for trying to help.
  • “Thankfully, no lives were lost but we will not allow senseless violence to become the norm in our communities,” Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said. “Both defendants now face serious charges for their alleged actions.”
  • Both Gooding and Whack could face 25 years in prison if found guilty.

The two men accused of robbing an Asian American woman and stabbing the owners of a pizzeria in Queens, New York, for trying to help the victim last March have been indicted for attempted murder charges.

Supreme Gooding, 18, and Robert Whack, 30, were formally charged with attempted murder, assault and robbery at the Queens Criminal Court on Tuesday for the March incident.

Queens man accused of killing Chinese food delivery worker is obsessed with duck sauce, other condiments, say police

  • Glenn Hirsch, 51, was arrested and charged last week for the April 30 murder of Chinese food delivery worker Zhiwen Yan.
  • Initial investigation revealed that Hirsch was a regular patron previously involved in a duck sauce dispute at the restaurant Yan worked at.
  • On Tuesday, police sources told news outlets that Hirsch’s refrigerator was discovered to be filled with duck sauce and other condiments, including soy sauce and ketchup.
  • Hirsch, who pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges, is currently being held without bail.

The man accused of fatally shooting Chinese food delivery worker Zhiwen Yan in Queens, New York, in late April was reportedly found to be obsessed with condiments.

Glenn Hirsch, 51, who was arrested and charged on Wednesday, was reportedly involved in a duck sauce dispute with Great Wall, the Forest Hills restaurant Yan worked at. The November 2021 incident led to a series of disturbing encounters with Hirsch, according to owner Kai Yang.

Customer kicked out for not wearing pants smashes windows, doors of Chinese restaurant in Queens

RESTAURANT VANDALISM
  • A man booted out of 4 Choices & A Soup on Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing, Queens, retaliated by smashing glass windows and doors at the restaurant on Saturday.
  • The man was reportedly kicked out earlier in the day for not wearing pants and had since returned several times.
  • Restaurant owner Jenny Xie said it was not the first time the man has caused trouble, having allegedly urinated in front of the business and shown up completely undressed on one occasion.
  • Police said the restaurant had earlier obtained a restraining order against the man, who was eventually charged with criminal mischief and criminal contempt for violating the order.
  • Xie said she believes the man has mental health issues and hopes he receives psychiatric help rather than being sent to jail.

A man booted out of a Chinese restaurant in Flushing, Queens, for not wearing pants retaliated by smashing glass windows and doors at the establishment on Saturday.

The incident at 4 Choices & A Soup on Roosevelt Avenue reportedly began at around 4:40 p.m. when the man showed up with a hammer after entering the restaurant with no pants earlier in the day and returning several times after.

Sikh mother of 3 robbed at gunpoint after leaving temple in Queens

SIKH MOM ATTACKED
  • A Sikh mother of three was threatened with a gun and robbed in broad daylight by a group of three people after leaving a temple in South Richmond, Queens.
  • The suspects reportedly stole her family jewelry and threatened to kill her if she reported the incident to the police.
  • “I have so much anxiety,” the woman told PIX11. “I don’t come out because now I feel if I’m going to come out, maybe they’re going to come again and kill me.”
  • The incident, which is currently not considered a hate crime, is under investigation by the New York City Police Department. The suspects have yet to be arrested.

A Sikh mother of three was threatened with a gun and robbed after leaving a temple in Queens.

The mother was walking in her traditional Indian attire by 114 Street near 100 and 3rd Avenue in South Richmond, Queens, when a group of three people pulled up next to her in a black car on Tuesday.