Bruce Schroeder, the judge heading the homicide trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, has drawn flak for making an off-color joke about Asian food inside the courtroom this week.
What he said: In response to an inquiry for a lunch break on Thursday, Schroeder reportedly said “I hope the Asian food isn’t coming … isn’t on one of those boats from Long Beach Harbor.”
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.
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.
Two teenagers have been charged in connection with the rape and death of Ee Lee in Washington Park, Milwaukee in September 2020.
Violent crime: Lee, 36, was found unconscious, still breathing but with severe injuries and undressed below the waist in Washington Park by “bystanders” on Sept. 16, 2020. She died three days later, NextShark previously reported.
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.
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.
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.
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 WFMY. Root, 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.
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.
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.
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.
An Asian woman in the Milwaukee area was left with horrific bruises after being attacked by two Black suspects in an attempt to steal her car.
The 31-year-old victim, who requested not to be identified, shared pictures of her beaten face showing the aftermath of the assault which took place in Greenfield, Wisconsin.