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Wisconsin man charged with hate crime in alleged attack on Asian student

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A man has been charged with a hate crime after allegedly attacking an Asian student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison last month.

What happened: Gary J. Stephens Jr., 34, reportedly approached the male student at around 6:45 p.m. on Oct. 16. While the student was holding his phone, Stephens went up to him and slapped it, ultimately damaging it.  Stephens also used an anti-Asian slur during the attack, according to campus police.

Man faces hate crime charge for spitting at Asian UW-Madison student while mentioning COVID-19

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A man was arrested and charged with a hate crime enhancement for spitting at a University of Wisconsin-Madison student of Asian descent and making COVID-19 remarks.

What happened: On the evening of Sept. 15, the unnamed student was walking on West Dayton Street near Ogg Hall when the suspect, Morgan R. Kroll, 37, approached to the victim and spat in her face, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

Wisconsin Man Arrested for Racist Comments Against Hmong Americans Wearing Masks in Store

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A 57-year-old Wisconsin man may face hate crime “enhancer” charges for verbally harassing a group of Hmong Americans at a grocery store while wearing face masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The incident happened at the Save A Lot grocery store on Church Street in Stevens Point on May 12 when the suspect, identified as Robert Shrote, made “loud, derogatory racial comments against Asians,” according to WAOW.

Family-Owned Hmong Store Targeted by Alleged Racists in Wisconsin

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A local family-owned Hmong store in Green Bay, Wisconsin, was targeted by vandals who painted an allegedly racist message on their van about the COVID-19 pandemic.

The graffiti on their van was discovered one morning by the owners of Main Oriental Market, according to WBAY. They initially thought the graffiti was the work of some children with too much time on their hands and that it wasn’t meant to be racist.

Man Murders Woman in Her Home in Suspected Imitation of Jayme Closs’s Kidnapping

A Wisconsin man shot and killed his family members, then broke inside of the house of a woman that he had been harassing through texts and shot her in what police speculate to be an imitation of a deadly kidnapping case from last year.

During a news conference on Tuesday, Chippewa County Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk said the suspect, 33-year-old Ritchie German Jr., shot his 66-year-old mother Bridget German; 32-year-old brother Douglas German, and 8-year-old nephew Calvin Harris, who was Douglas’ son, while inside their Lafayette County home on or before Saturday morning, Fox6Now reported.

Abusive Father Gets Short 6-Month Prison Sentence for Breaking 20 of His Infant Daughter’s Bones

Richard Root, a 21-year-old father from Wisconsin, will be spending just six months in prison for deliberately breaking 20 of his 2-month-old baby daughter’s bones and causing bleeding in her brain.

Circuit Judge Thomas Gritton handed Root a seven-year probationary and a six-month prison sentence in Winnebago County Court last week, according to WFMYRoot, who was arrested in March on a more serious count of child abuse, pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of neglecting a child during a court hearing in August.

The Moment Asian American Woman Realizes Victim of Brutal Murder is Her Cousin

Editor’s Note: Kerry Yang is a family member of Caitlyn Xiong, a young woman who disappeared and subsequently died under mysterious circumstances. Yang and her family are looking for answers regarding Xiong’s death; they are accepting donations to cover funeral and justice-related expenses via their YouCaring page.

I first found out about my cousin’s disappearance from a random post one of my Facebook friends shared. It was one of those things people like to share without really thinking about who the subject was, and the prettier they were, the more it was likely to to be noticed. I did a double-take when I really looked at the picture because I realized I knew that missing girl. That girl was my family. I had just seen her at another family member’s birthday party last month. And here was this picture of her saying she was missing. I was dumbfounded that this was happening. This happened to other people, but not to us, and we hoped that perhaps it wasn’t true.

Missing Hmong Woman’s Body Found in River After Breakup With Boyfriend in Wisconsin

Caitlyn Pa Chia Xiong, a 20-year-old Hmong woman of Appleton, Wisconsin, has been confirmed dead after previously being reported missing since October 5. Her body was pulled from the Fox River on Saturday morning near Heesakker Park in Little Chute, according to WBAY.

The Outgamie County coroner’s office completed its autopsy report on Monday. They have yet to release their findings to the public.

Taiwan’s Foxconn is Planning to Build a Factory in Wisconsin That Could Create Up to 25,000 Jobs

Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer for Apple, has expressed its ambition of opening a major factory in Wisconsin — its first on American soil — expected to create thousands of jobs.

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou announced the plan at the White House on Wednesday in the presence of Donald Trump and two Wisconsin Republicans, House speaker Paul D. Ryan and Gov. Scott Walker.