Burmese Asian woman dies

~ Manhattan

~ 58, 22

~ Woman, son

~ Than Than Htwe

~ Burmese

Burmese mother and son were walking up the subway steps a man yanks them both down the stairs. The mother  head smacked against the tile floor. She is in a coma for 10 days and dies.

The police are not investigating Htwe’s death as an anti-Asian attack, although the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said it was examining the possibility. It would likely take explicit evidence, such as the utterance of a racial slur, for the attacker, who is Black, to be charged with a hate crime. Only a tiny percentage of the attacks involving victims of Asian descent have fit this bill. The rest are often described as random.

Asian woman and adult son thrown down the stairs and the mom dies