Saturday, February 20, 2021

Bias assaults against Asian-Americans continue to rise

  


Gothamist

 On Wednesday, a man violently shoved a 52-year-old Chinese woman on a sidewalk in Flushing, Queens. The victim required at least five stitches after knocking her head on the concrete floor.

A video of the incident, which took place in daylight outside a bakery and showed the attacker throwing an object at the woman before pushing her, was shared online and quickly went viral, the latest in a string of violent incidents that have troubled Asian American communities and prominent public officials.

What made the Flushing attack especially alarming to some Asian Americans is that it took place in a neighborhood that is overwhelmingly Asian.

“I think Asians are easy targets,” said Chris Kwok, a board member of the Asian American Federation, an advocacy group for Asian communities. “I think people feel like they won’t fight back. People feel ‘Oh, the police won’t report. And maybe Asians won’t report.’”

Kwok co-authored a report for the Asian American Bar Association of New York, "A Rising Tide of Hate and Violence Against Asian Americans in New York During COVID-19: Impact, Causes, Solutions, finding 2,500 Asians to be the target of a hate attack related to COVID-19 between March and September 2020 nationwide.

“And this number understates the actual number of anti-Asian hate incidents because most incidents are not reported,” the report reads.

Deputy Inspector Stewart Loo, who heads the NYPD’s Asian Hate Crime Task Force, which formed last August after a spike in hate crimes against Asians, corroborated Kwok’s “soft target” theory.

“One hundred percent that is part of the problem,” said Loo in an interview with Gothamist/WNYC on Friday. “I spoke to people who rob Asian Americans and they'll tell you why they target Asian Americans. It's not because they're Asian. They perceive them to be soft targets. They carry cash. They won't report it. It's less likely that they'll identify them, and they put up the least amount of resistance.”

The NYPD arrested Patrick Mateo, 47, for the Flushing attack, and he was charged with assault and harassment. The incident took place a day after two other Asian American women were attacked in separate subway encounters. Earlier this month, a 61-year-old Filipino man was slashed across the face while riding the L train. 

Across the country, Asian American organizations have documented thousands of bias incidents since the beginning of the pandemic last year and are urging law enforcement agencies and government officials to take the problem seriously. In San Francisco, an 84-year-old Thai man died after being knocked to the ground; a 91-year-old Asian American was pushed to the ground in Oakland’s Chinatown, and a Vietnamese grandmother was robbed in San Jose ahead of the Lunar New Year

The NYPD has not yet established a racial motive for the Flushing attack but in a Facebook post the victim’s daughter categorized it as a hate crime.

"This douchebag was yelling out racial slurs, walks into my mom and shoved my mother on Main street and Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing, Queens today,” wrote Maggie Kayla Cheng on Wednesday. “He shoved her with such force that she hit her head on the concrete and passed out on the floor. She received 5-10 stitches on her forehead, spending 4-5 hours in the hospital. Hate crime has no place in our community. How you go up against a 5'3”, 110-115lbs lady?"

 This psycho xenophobe probably would have got away with it if his victim's daughter wasn't a friend of a stunning actress who's also a CEO of a dog walking app


 

 

36 comments:

Ned said...

The lazy brats and "Have Not" are mad at Asians because they buy all the buildings, kick them out and seat their own hard working Asians in.
These Asians can go (work) 14 hours on a handful of noodles & rice, even the 90 year old granny's are out with carts 6AM collecting deposit bottles and cans to contribute $$. Everybody in Asian family's who isn't at school works.

Its jealousy, most your inner city American generation X and Millennials are useless, lazy, fat, good for nothing shit for brains!
Turn off a router, take an IPHONE away from a Millennial or Sec 8 case and tell them to work, simple things like sweeping or shoveling snow and see what happens. You get a hiss fit tantrum and total meltdown.
The Asians are going to own near every business, building & commercial property in this city.

-Ned
www.nra.org

Captain Renault said...

Just don't mention the race/ethnicity of the majority of perps......

You know the drill:

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ROUND UP THE USUAL SUSPECTS!!!

Anonymous said...

So the attack on Ron Kim and the threats can also be considered hate crimes?

Just asking.

georgetheatheist said...

What ticked him off? Anything she said or did?

BTW because it came from Wuhan, it IS the "Chinese" flu. Brought to you by Xi Jinping the Chinese Communist Party of mainland China. Or did the PC crowd work their semantics on you?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the attacker is an illegal alien and if so, does he get deported?

JQ LLC said...

@George

"This douchebag was yelling out racial slurs, walks into my mom and shoved my mother on Main street and Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing, Queens today,” wrote Maggie Kayla Cheng on Wednesday. “He shoved her with such force that she hit her head on the concrete and passed out on the floor"

It's just another lunatic running wild on the streets.


@Anon re: alien

I believe the perp was a citizen. He'll get Mets tickets or a city housing voucher if he behaves.

Anonymous said...

More Met Tickets Yippee !

Anonymous said...

The attacks on Asians have been going on for a long time. Just because it don’t go on the news doesn’t mean it happens. It actually happens a lot.

Anonymous said...

Here is the video.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1362070696772460544

Why is this a hate crime? The guy is crazy, one of many of the nutjobs on the streets, in the subway.

Now read this carefully

https://flushingpost.com/man-released-after-being-arrested-for-shoving-asian-woman-on-flushing-street-da

There were no hate crime charges stemming from the attack. The victim’s daughter had said online that Mateo had used racial slurs leading up to the incident.

Anonymous said...

Moe said...
MTA President Sarah Feinberg insists NYC subway system is safe !
End of story...
https://nypost.com/2021/02/20/mta-president-sarah-feinberg-nyc-subway-is-safe-but-needs-more-cops/

Anonymous said...

My brother got jumped in bay terrace and had his money gold chain stolen plus the beating,no cops

Anonymous said...

Crickets about the Coca Cola and the Woke War on Whiteness!
Corporate anti white conspiracy theory; another conspiracy confirmed.
Karen Ames, a 30-year Department of Education employee, says she was ousted because she is over 40 and Jewish.
Pledge your allegiance to “Wakanda Forever” — or else.

Anonymous said...

The most marginalized minority is the individual.

Anonymous said...

Race-Baiters at the New York Post ! Crime is Crime !
What's a hate crime ?

Anonymous said...

Leave it to the left to politicize everything.
The Covington Catastrophe comes to mind.
Let's see the whole video from start to finish !

"This psycho xenophobe"

Anonymous said...

The COVID-19 Vaccine is racist too in the underserved populations !
Majority of people receiving COVID-19 vaccines are white, which Fauci calls ‘disturbing’ !
Fauci also said he’s been working to directly address vaccine hesitancy in communities of color.

Anonymous said...

"Or did the PC crowd work their semantics on you?" It never ends.
The real racial left "justice" reckoning has divided this Republic !
The Left now considers single-family homes "racist” we are doomed.

Anonymous said...

Bottom line the perp was not charged with a hate crime.
The daughter and Olivia her pal made this crap up.
Probably to get faster response.
Crime was committed, but not even according to the police was a hate crime.
So why isn't the daughter charged with false accusation?
Especially in these charged times?

Anonymous said...

Urban chaos and street violence has been a way of life in NYC for more than sixty years under the rule of pyschotic Democrats but if a person of color or other favored group chosen by the insane MSM is allegedly victimized suddenly Cromwell like retribution must by doled out by the sachems of the corrupt graft taking NYC Democrats criminal injustice system.

Anonymous said...

Anyone remember that case where a group of black people were yelling 'Where is ICE?" at a nail salon where Asians were working? It was in the news for about two seconds.

Anonymous said...

Secretive, clannish, walking around with wads of cash. Cannot think of a single reason they would be targeted, but plenty of reasons it is news.

Anonymous said...

All is good as long as we close the ice skating at Wollman Rink in Central Park !
Thank you never Trumpers you hurt 2,500 children and 250 employees .

Anonymous said...

Love your post NED, you are correct. I'M ok if people of Asian decent own everything.
I don't want to won anything or serve the community anyway. Your also correct that
the Kill's are lazy ,that 's why i didn't have any. Best decision every.
On the other hand Georgie you need therapy , or take a pill.
Now for further listening...... Get out of Queens.....

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

The COVID-19 Vaccine is racist too in the underserved populations !
Majority of people receiving COVID-19 vaccines are white, which Fauci calls ‘disturbing’ !
Fauci also said he’s been working to directly address vaccine hesitancy in communities of color.

Have you ever thought also that the majority of "white people " received the vaccines because they are the older population in the usa? It is a FACT that white people living here are the older population of people while people who are of other races tend to be younger. That is why the government LOVES the illegals because they are a younger population who LOVES to reproduce. But no, you never think about that. MOST of the vaccine sites were put in neighborhoods of people of color and Hispanic, maybe at the time when it started, many just didn't qualify for it Because they are not the oldest population especially here in nyc. This is what the government had a problem with and thats the REAL REASON why they opened up the flood gate even though they didn't even finish vaccinating the seniors here in ny first. But no, you only want to follow what the news tells you. My parents are 74 and 79 year old white people who live in northeast queens and I can't get them an appointment ANYWHERE. I tried citifield and the pharmacies and still nothing. So why don't you think before you run your mouth and only cry because the news media tells you to? They could HAVE EASILY been vaccinated by now since the majority of the shots are in the "minority " (who isn't even really the minority in this world in general) neighborhoods

Anonymous said...

The lazy brats and "Have Not" are mad at Asians because they buy all the buildings, kick them out and seat their own hard working Asians in.
These Asians can go (work) 14 hours on a handful of noodles & rice, even the 90 year old granny's are out with carts 6AM collecting deposit bottles and cans to contribute $$. Everybody in Asian family's who isn't at school works.

Its jealousy, most your inner city American generation X and Millennials are useless, lazy, fat, good for nothing shit for brains!
Turn off a router, take an IPHONE away from a Millennial or Sec 8 case and tell them to work, simple things like sweeping or shoveling snow and see what happens. You get a hiss fit tantrum and total meltdown.
The Asians are going to own near every business, building & commercial property in this city.

They don't mention that most crimes against asians here are DONE by non white people. Blacks especially have committed more crimes against asians and this guy was a Hispanic. I thought they too were the "hard working" ones who weren't entitled.

Anonymous said...

The media too loves to overhype things. The police in flushing are Asian and they do nothing but sit there and don't protect their OWN FELLOW asians. Useless cops. Its like the black people who blame the cops for their neighborhoods being so bad but meanwhile the majority of the cops in their own areas are black cops. If you want to blame anybody blame lack of police presence. People are getting shoved on the subway everyday in non racist crimes and nobody seems to care. Blame the police force and the shitty mayor for making this city unbearable to live in. And its only going to get worse before it gets any better. Living in nyc, is just about survival and watching yourself at all times of the day.

Anonymous said...

Get out of Queens.....


Sorry ass comment after you finished with your love fest.

As they say you cannot fix stupid.

Anonymous said...

"Get out of Queens....." Not soon enough !

Anonymous said...

Look at the bright side, less spitting in Flushing now with the masks on !

Anonymous said...

“I think people feel like they won’t fight back."

How often do we hear police officials warn us not to fight back against an attacker?
Yup, all the time.
If attacked, HIT BACK!!! FIGHT BACK!!!
Don't take shit from street scum.

Anonymous said...

These Asians can go (work) 14 hours on a handful of noodles & rice

Yep. Ask Donald Manes. Or Tommy Huang. Or the triads.

Anonymous said...

"The COVID-19 Vaccine is racist too in the underserved populations"
Like these underserved :
Hundreds of maskless partiers busted at underground Queens club.
https://nypost.com/2021/02/21/maskless-partiers-busted-at-underground-queens-club/

De Blasio appoints COVID-19 ‘recovery czar’ nearly a year into COVID-19 pandemic.
https://nypost.com/2021/02/22/de-blasio-appoints-recovery-czar-a-year-into-covid-19/
I don't like the term Czar but hey I wasn't crying Russia Russia Russia for 5 years !

Anonymous said...

"HIT BACK!!! FIGHT BACK !"
With my Second Amendment unlike you fools living in Dem shite hole NYC !
The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed !

Anonymous said...

"As they say you cannot fix stupid" Says the smart New Yorker LOL...

Anonymous said...

The leader of the free world using inappropriate language.

https://youtu.be/uwjxQoTyVAE

Watch 15:28 - 15:36

During Black History Month. Outrageous!


Anonymous said...

“I think people feel like they won’t fight back."
Like Big Tech censorship !
Imagine Brian Stelter being your sole source for news. *shudder*