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DC man sentenced to under 2 years in jail for assault that left Chinese family with cuts, bruises and fractures

  • Patrick Trebat, 39, has been sentenced to 630 days in jail after pleading guilty to attacking a Chinese family in Washington, D.C., last August.
  • Prosecutors said Trebat attacked the family of three — a man, a woman and their adult son — because they spoke in a language he did not understand.
  • Trebat yelled profanities at the family, including statements such as “You are not American” and “Go back to your country.”
  • He first attacked the older man from behind, punching the back of his head and pushing him to the ground. He also shoved the woman to the ground and punched their son in the face when he tried to defend his parents.
  • Trebat’s jail sentence may be suspended to just 210 days if he completes three years of supervised probation.

A man from Washington, D.C., has been sentenced to 630 days in jail after pleading guilty to a hate-based assault of a Chinese family last year.

The family of three — a man, a woman and their adult son — was walking near the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue NW and Fulton Street NW at around 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 7 when Patrick Trebat, 39, began shouting profanities at them.

California and Texas dominate list of 10 best cities in US for Asian professionals

  • Online marketplace Apartment List celebrated May as Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with the release of their year’s list of best U.S. cities for Asian professionals.
  • Compiled by Apartment List and its Asian Pacific Islander employee resource group, [email protected], the ranking was based on four categories such as community and representation, economic opportunity, housing opportunity and business environment.
  • Bay Area cities San Jose and San Francisco took spots at No. 1 and No. 6 respectively, while Riverside took ninth place.

Three cities in California have been named among the best places to be for Asian professionals in the U.S.

On Wednesday, the online marketplace Apartment List released the ranking to coincide with Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May. 

National Asian Pacific American museum moves closer to reality as House passes commission bill

Asian Pacific American museum
  • The House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R.3525, a bill that would establish a commission to review the development of the proposed National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture.
  • The commission would be tasked to determine the potential costs involved in building the new museum as well as its possible location and whether it would be a part of the Smithsonian Institution.
  • Rep. Grace Meng (D, NY-6) who proposed the bill last year, highlighted the contributions of the AAPI community during the floor debate.
  • The bill is now headed to the Senate for its concurrence.

The House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill that would help determine the feasibility of creating a national Asian Pacific American museum in Washington, D.C.

On Tuesday, members of the lower house passed H.R.3525, a bill that would establish a commission to review the development of the proposed National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture. 

Man suspected of shooting 4 in DC found dead inside his apartment, police still have no motive

DC shooter dead
  • Raymond Spencer, the 23-year-old suspect believed to be involved in the Northwest D.C. shooting on Friday, was found dead inside his apartment.
  • The shooting, which occurred near the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Van Ness Street NW near the Edmund Burke School at 3:20 p.m. Friday, left four people injured, including a 12-year-old girl.
  • Police found a "sniper-type setup" with a tripod inside Spencer's apartment and nine firearms, including several long guns and multiple rounds of ammunition. Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Contee III also told reporters they had discovered privately manufactured guns – also known as ghost guns – and automatic weapons inside his apartment.
  • “No particular motive just yet. I think this is a classic case of a lone wolf sniper," Contee said. "Hatred, pure evil, whatever reason ... we are going through electronic devices, that sort of thing, to try to get to what the actual motive was."

Raymond Spencer, the 23-year-old primary suspect of the Northwest D.C. shooting that left four people injured, was found dead inside his apartment.

The shooting took place near the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Van Ness Street NW close by the Edmund Burke School at 3:20 p.m. Friday. Among the people shot were a man believed to be in his 50s, a woman in her 30s, a 12-year-old girl and another woman who suffered a graze wound but chose not to go to the hospital. All four are expected to recover, according to Fox.