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NYPD sergeant charged after allegedly assaulting suspects who called him anti-Asian slurs

A New York Police Department sergeant is facing charges after allegedly assaulting two suspects who lashed out at police in the last two years.

Incident 1: The first incident occurred on Oct. 4, 2019, according to court documents. Sgt. Phillip Wong, who was assigned to Transit District 3 in Hamilton Heights at the time, allegedly punched a 48-year-old man in his holding cell.

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.”

Florida pizza-eating racists hurl anti-Asian slurs at ramen restaurant after being asked to leave

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A ramen restaurant in Delray Beach, Fla., has been the recipient of anti-Asian vitriol from interlopers who refused to leave and take the pizza they bought elsewhere.

How it started: Ramen Lab Eatery, which sits at 25 Northeast 2nd Ave., was trying to close at 11:45 p.m. on Thursday when three white men allegedly showed up and began unstacking chairs.

Naomi Osaka shines light on backlash over representing Japan at Olympics in new Netflix series

In her new self-titled Netflix docuseries, Naomi Osaka discusses the backlash she received for representing Japan instead of the U.S. at the Tokyo Games. 

No surprise: The 23-year-old Haitian-Japanese player said her decision to play for Japan at the Olympics should not surprise her critics, noting that she has been playing for her birth country since she was 14, Insider reported.

Racism concerns push US agencies to rename the invasive ‘Asian carp’

Government agencies and wildlife organizations in the U.S. are moving to rename the group of invasive species collectively known as “Asian carp,” reportedly due to racism concerns.

What’s in the name: In the ’70s, four carp species — bighead, silver, grass and black carp — were imported from China to Mississippi to help clear sewage and aquaculture ponds of algae, weeds and parasites, reported AP News.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter, Dr. Bernice King, hosts event ‘to make love our norm’

In an effort to interrupt the rampant hate in our society, Dr. Bernice King, the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is hosting a virtual event that encourages love to become the new norm.

The event: Be Love Day will be streamed on The King Center website from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. EST on July 16 and will include a variety of hosts and influencers throughout the day.

‘Am I going home?’: Woman accused of punching 6-year-old Asian boy asks to be released without bail

A woman accused of punching a 6-year-old boy and hurling racial slurs at his Korean American family in Las Vegas reportedly asked to be released from jail without bail.

Questioned: In a hearing on Tuesday, a prosecutor raised questions about the “mental competency” of Shelly Ann Hill, according to AP News. At one point, the 57-year-old suspect asked the judge, “Am I going home?”