~San Francisco on the street
~ 3 Asian Seniors
Police say three men were beaten by a group of four male suspects, trying to rob them on Clay Street and Walter Lum Place. Other victims are seen being punched and knocked to the street. Moments later, the suspects take off down Clay Street in a black SUV. There are at least 12 people there, mean while no one helps these seniors.
~ Oakland, CA Starbucks
~ Chinese 34 year old man
Shuo Zeng, an IBM engineer died on his 34th birthday after three African-American males stole his laptop at an Oakland Starbucks around 11:30 a.m. December 31, 2019. According to witnesses, Zeng was mortally injured by a BMW X3, driven by the suspects while attempting to get his laptop back.
Police shortly arrested Kejuan Wiggins, Javon Lee, and Byron OJ Reed Jr. for Zeng’s murder. 21-year-old Lee was charged with involuntary manslaughter and second-degree robbery, 22-year-old Reed Jr. was charged with murder and the special circumstance of committing a murder during a robbery.
Ee Lee was raped by 17 year old Kamare Lewis and 15 year old Kevin Spencer while nine others watched. She was then beaten and dragged to the pond in Washington Park and left to die. She was found half-clothed and unconscious but still breathing. She was taken to Froedtert Hospital for treatment but died three days later.
~ 27 year old Japanese woman
~ ran over
At the memorial, Abe’s mother, Hiroko Abe, who is in San Francisco from Japan for the ceremony, spoke exclusively to ABC7 News reporter Dion Lim just days before. “I apologize for not being able to protect her as mother,” Mrs. Abe said, as family and close friends stood by a row of flower bouquets placed where Hana was killed.
Li, who barely survived the attack, was left lying in his own pool of blood. The 48-year-old was stabbed 13 times in the back, head, arms and chest — with one striking his heart — according to police. The assailant only stopped stabbing Li upon the intervention of another man, who appeared to be chased next.
~ 61 year old
The Hate Crime Task Force of the New York Police Department stated that on April 23, a 61-year-old Asian male was pushed to the ground and kicked several times in New York City. The police said the victim, who did not want to be named, was kicked in the head several times and is now in critical condition. The man’s wife called him Yao Panma and told the New York Post that he was collecting canned food to help his family make ends meet.
~ Teenage basketball game
~ Asian teenager
Player took pushes and punches at the Asian and gave him a concussion, yet the ref and teens parents didn’t stand up to stop the punches or to talk to the puncher. No consequences. No apologies. The basketball director of the refused to watch the playback.
~San Francisco outside store
~ Korean young man with 1 year old
He recalled the terrible moment he was waiting to cross the street in the Mission Bay neighborhood with his child in a stroller, when he was suddenly knocked to the ground and attacked with a flurry of punches.
“I was right on the ground and in that exact second I was trying to shield my head and prevent any worse injuries,” he said. “I couldn’t protect my child. I was on the floor and he was in a stroller that was slowly rolling away, so it’s definitely very scary as a parent.”
~ elderly Asian man
~ thrown to ground
An elderly Asian American man was assaulted and robbed over the weekend in a brazen attack in his San Leandro neighborhood that was recorded on surveillance video.
~ Officer Philip Huynh
A career criminal who was caught on viral video hurling racial epithets at an Asian cop in Washington Square Park earlier this month was arrested by the feds. “I’m on the sidewalk, what you gonna do?” Laster can be heard screaming at Huynh on the video. “What’s your name? You’re not even from this country. You piece of s–t. You f–king ch–k!”
~San Francisco, washing car at home
~ Asian man in 40s and family
Man was washing his car and the attackers pulled a gun and forced him inside and gathering the wife and daughters and put them in the bathroom, then robbed them. “I was thinking either someone is going to get shot or someone’s going to call the police, like our neighbors, and it’s going to be a hostage situation,” their 11-year-old daughter said.
The man pulled off his glasses to show off the deep bruising around his eye and explained “they just pushed my face into the wall to make me realize this is a real situation.” The father and 11-year-old daughter went out the very next day and met with every single neighbor and left letters describing what happened to them.
“Seeing a neighbor and child tell them what happened… there’s more heart. They take it to heart right away,” says the man who believes a police officer heeding the same warning could be seen as intimidating to neighbors.
~ 58, 22
~ Woman, son
~ Than Than Htwe
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.
~ San Francisco
~ Outside house
~16 year old girl, 45 year old aunt
Rikishi, Samoan wrestling great, makes public emotional plea for help in his niece’s murder. Fatu, who is part of a famous family of American Samoan wrestlers, was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015
According to CBS San Francisco, Tofaeono was skateboarding before the shooting. A neighbor of hers saw her after she was shot, stating, “I walked outside and saw the little girl and I’m like ‘My gosh, someone shot the little girl.’”
The other female victim next to Tofaeono was identified as the teen’s 45-year-old aunt, who reportedly suffered non-life threatening injuries and is expected to live.
“No hate, no grudge”: Tofaeono’s father, James Tofaeono, called for the end of gun violence in a press conference on Aug. 5.
~ Greater Seattle, Kenmore
~ Neighborhood, outside home
~ Millenial couple and baby
In Kenmore, suburb of Seattle, white male neighbor drives over the centerline and at Asian parents and their baby in the stroller. Can you imagine a truck driving at your baby at close range? After he drove at them, he gave them a solid glare. What would you do? No one else saw this. No words were exchanged. It is not illegal. He is your neighbor 2 houses down You are new to the area and you don’t the know the neighbors. What would you?
~ San Francisco
~ Asian Woman
“I’m not safe in Pacific Heights I don’t know where I can be safe at to be honest.”
Asian woman went jogging in her neighborhood and a man jumped out of car with 3 other young people in the car. He grabbed her car and her. Her arms were shut in the window and dragged her for a block . She showed ABC7 News via Zoom bruises and abrasions on her face, arms and legs. Her attack comes during a time of increased reporting of assaults on Asian Americans across the country and in the Bay Area.
~ North Seattle
~ on front porch
Asian women in North Seattle saw from the Ring app, that her pet cat was shot in the jaw with a small caliber gun.
~ Outside shop
~ Women and men
~ Boomers, Millenial
Li said he was waiting for his mom who was shopping, when he noticed two men follow two couples out of a boba tea shop near 8th and Franklin Streets Saturday afternoon.
“Then soon afterwards I hear some yelling and screaming, and I turn around, and it looks like there’s a robbery attempt right now, so I thought in my head ‘try to de-escalate the situation, start approaching, making my presence known,’” said Li.
He said one of the suspects pointed a gun at the woman’s head. Another male victim tackled the gunman, and Li tried to help push the suspect to the ground. That’s when he was shot twice – once in the shoulder and thigh. The men got away with the purses and have not been arrested.
Li said, he would do it again.
~ Outside store
“Robberies every week, car break-ins every day. A lot of things changing here,” he said.
Merchants in Oakland’s Chinatown have dealt with a number of robberies, attacks and vandalism in recent months. Now, according to Oakland police, a woman has been arrested for a hate crime. A number of people who spoke with ABC7 say they were targeted by her racially-motivated assaults.
One business owner at 9th and Broadway who wants to be identified only at “Wayne” shared video of a brazen attack from earlier in August. A woman is seen on surveillance video throwing a bottle at him. Wayne grabs a folding chair to shield himself while two customers nearby say the woman tried to grab their glasses. A woman who requested we not use her name says she was spat on, hit and called an “Asian bitch.” Wayne says the woman demanded he and others “go back to China”.
~ 63 and 60
~ Woman and man
The suspect who allegedly attacked an Asian woman and dumped Chinese food on her husband in Midtown was captured on video. The male assailant approached the couple — a 63-year-old woman and 60-year-old man. He allegedly snarled, “Go back to China!” before pushing and punching the woman in her chest.
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