- ~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.
~ Concord at home
~Middle age Asian man
Suspect followed Asian father and family from Walnut Creek to home in Concord, then held up at gunpoint and robbed him.
~ 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.
Darrin Johnson, 24, was accused of punching a male victim in the 200 block of Calhoun Street on Tuesday. It is unclear what led to the assault, but court records say Johnson wanted to harm the victim because of his race.
- Before punching the unidentified victim, Johnson allegedly said, “You’re going to die for bringing the kung flu here.” The victim reportedly suffered visible injuries.
- Aashja Raval, co-president of UC’s United Asian Advocates, told WXIX that such attacks are more common than people think. The group is demanding for a racial bias reporting tool students can use.
- “There have been multiple instances,” Raval told WXIX. “There was another student who had been assaulted on the same street. There was also an incident that happened with all of us in a Zoom call. People joined the Zoom call and yelled racial slurs at us.”
~ San Francisco
People watched while the good Samaritan took the attacker down. Mark Darren Stallcup ran from his Chinatown apartment after he saw the man beating up a senior citizen in the middle of the street. The man fled, but later returned. Before I could even pull out my phone, the guy came back around a second time. This time in a full sprint with the craziest look in his eye,” he said. “I remember screaming at him during the fight. While I was bear-hugging him, I was yelling at him. I was telling him that the old man he was attacking was actually his brother and that ‘love was the answer.’”
“Get the f–k out of here,” the attacker said as he slugged the 52-year-old victim. “Go back to your country.”
An Asian woman walking on a Manhattan street was punched in the head by a stranger who told her to go back to her country, police said Monday.
~ 81 year old
Elderly Asian man punched in head in random attack in Midtown. The 55-year-old alleged attacker, who was identified as Barry Morris, knocked the elderly man to the ground while shouting, “We have to get rid of all the ninjas!,” police said.
~ Las Vegas
~ In victim’s home
~ Middle aged
~ Known victim
Ethan Goin, 16, was charged with felony criminal mischief after he stabbed 48-year-old Ginto to death at his home in Block 10000 in Canton Place, Summerlin, on August 27.
~ 30 year old
~ Diana Dich
~ Hit and dragged into street
Diana Dich, 30, is a Chinese-American restaurant worker who was attacked Sunday after trying to help one of her regular customers resolve an issue with an order. The man had complained that the restaurant didn’t include an eggroll order, Dich said.
~ Subway train and platform
~ 23 year old
~ Anonymous victim
Asian woman and the assailant were in the subway car alone when she felt something hit her on the arm. He took out his penis an hit her on the arm. She chases him out on the platform and yelled. She got pictures and then he smashed her phone. The people on the platform did nothing to help as she fought back.
~ 30 year old
Pierre was taken into custody shortly after. The victim suffered minor injuries. On 9/1, he randomly sucker punched a 30 year old woman at the Franklin Avenue-Botanic Subway station. Pierre is charged with assault and reckless endangerment.
~ NYC Subway
~ 23 year old woman
~ Chinese, Stephanie Wang
She felt a man get closer to her. The man’s penis was out, and he touched her arm with it. she screamed and asked him what he was doing. She followed him off the train and took his picture. He then grabbed her phone, damaged it and shoved her to the ground. In an interview with ABC7 NY, Wang says she screamed after the man pushed her. No one came to her aid.
Officials at Johns Hopkins University on Saturday released a statement after a woman attacked another woman and used racially abusive, anti-Asian language Thursday. The incident occurred about 6 p.m. when the victim and a companion were walking near the Parkway Theater on the Homewood campus where the victim is a student. The victim suffered a minor injury when she was pushed to the ground.
~ Def woman
~ 59 year old
~ Xing Zhou
4 days before this, he attacked another Asian in the NY subway and was let go. This is not an isolated incident. He punched another subway rider and tried to cut off her air supply by putting the victim in a headlock,” Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Kayla Sullivan said in court on Monday. “There is also another similar assault for which he failed to appear. The first on December 2020, again failing to appear on February 2021, then again March 2021. He returned when he was rearrested.
- ~ Seattle~ On sidewalk outside home~ Asian~ Women~ Millenial~ Anonymous victim—————————————————-An Asian woman was followed around and cursed by a man in a car on her walk back home. He kept shouting racist slurs at her and threatened that someone would come for her. He was driving alongside her until she was near her house, and that’s when he turned too and drove straight towards her. She started screaming for help, to which no one else responded. He then parked right across from her house. Then she took out her phone to attempt calling people, at which point he drove away.
~ 66 years old
Suspects reportedly assaulted a beloved San Francisco laundromat owner and his golden retriever in what is being described as an anti-Asian attack, according to a local reporter and police. “The victim told officers that he was walking his dog when he was approached by an unknown male suspect. The suspect held a lighter close to the victim’s dog. The victim asked the suspect what he was doing, and the suspect became verbally confrontational. The victim attempted to walk away but the suspect followed him. The suspect spit on the victim and punched him in the face,” police said in a summary of the incident.
At 00:02:30 in the video. an Asian woman recounts incident. She was walking home from therapy and was assaulted. He punched her in the face and was bruised in the face. And then shoved into the trash can.
~ Bronx, NY
~ Side of freeway
~ 28 year old
It was a violent explosion of rage captured on dash cam video. The terrifying moment was round two of the assault. “He yelled (expletive) Chinese. I’m going to kill you, two or three times,” the victim said.
In this Eyewitness News exclusive interview, the 28-year-old victim says he rear-ended a black Honda Fit Monday night in the Bronx. Cops witnessed the beat down, but no one was arrested.
~ City street
According to authorities, the suspect struck the victim in the head, causing him to fall, and used a racial slur during the attack. Special agents investigating the case said the victim was assaulted because he was an Asian American.
~ Chi-Kwan Yen
Senior citizen, teen girl punched in head in unprovoked attacks in San Francisco. “I was lucky this time, but maybe next time, maybe I won’t be so lucky.” A 72-year-old senior was brazenly punched in the head from behind in broad daylight in West Portal neighborhood, days after a 14-year-old girl was also punched and knocked to the ground in the same neighborhood.
~ Asian woman
~ 24 year old
~ at restaurant
Kaeita Nkeenge Rankin, 44, her 21-year-old niece Tyonnie Keshay Rankin — both from Humble, Texas — and 49-year-old assistant Sally Rechelle Lewis of Houston presented their vaccination card to the hostess when they entered the restaurant. Tourists from Texas.
Moments later, three of Rankin’s male companions arrived at the restaurant, but only one was allowed to enter after two of the men failed to show ID that matched their vaccination cards. A scuffle then broke out between the women and the hostess after the women learned the men were denied entry. The hostess was allegedly punched and slapped in addition to having her necklace torn off her neck.
Carmine’s staff and other bystanders stepped in to help physically separate the women, and the female tourists were later taken to the police station. In a statement, the restaurant said it was a “shocking and tragic situation when one of our valued employees is assaulted for doing their job — as required by city policies — and trying to make a living.”
At the bus stop
Days after multiple people were punched in the face or swung at in one San Francisco neighborhood, a new case is coming to light in another part of the city.
On September 17, the unexpected happened. While waiting for the bus at Geneva and Mission, Risley Biserra was randomly punched in the face.
~ San Francisco at the market
~ 72 year old Chinese man
~ 14 year old Asian girl
“I have heart disease and I had an angioplasty less than a year ago. I’m still on blood thinners, so I thought, shoot, this might cause some bleeding in my brain. That’s what I was really worried about. “Asians need to stand up. Initially, I thought forget it I won’t report it. Then I thought about it. We have to stand up to be counted. Otherwise, this will continue to happen. It might happen to me again.”
14-year old Asian girl Lily was out for a walk with her friend days earlier from Chi-Kwan’s attack when she was punched and knocked to the ground.
~ on the street
~78 years old
“This is mine, not yours,” is what he said the assailant screamed at him before snatching his belongings, punching him in the face and thigh, and shoving him to the ground. Speaking in Mandarin through a translator, he said he reported it to police four days after the incident because he’s in so much pain he has trouble walking.He said just wants to live peacefully and doesn’t want to get his attacker to get in trouble because he feels badly for him.
And he says that if you think about it now, if he knew or if he could speak English, he says, you know what if you need money, I’ll give you $5 so you can have something.”
~While waiting for the bus in LA
~Korean 70 year old man
Samuel Kang, 70, was waiting for a bus at the corner of 5th Street and Western Avenue on Sept. 20 when he first came across Cartrell Smith, who, after walking by, hit Kang in the face. Kang has some difficulty speaking in English, but he remembers what Smith said during the attack. “Son of a b*tch, motherf**ker, go back to your country, go back to your country,” he recalled the suspect as saying. Kang, who suffered bruises on his forehead, managed to flee from Smith and report the attack to an officer patrolling nearby. Shortly after, Smith was arrested for misdemeanor battery. He was released hours later on his own recognizance.
~ New York street
~ 28 year old
A female suspect waits for the right moment, times her shove and pushes the victim right into a moving vehicle.
“I just felt a sudden shove to the back of my shoulder and the next thing I know I was down one parked car down. I was in shock. I didn’t really comprehend what happened but I know I got hit because I felt the pain,” the victim said.
Squatters break in and steal from the temple including stealing their van. Buddhist nun was choked. The 80 year old was beat up. See the stories.
~ Cambodia Buddhist Temple
~ Nuns and Monks
~ 67, 80 woman and man
~ NYC streets
~ 65 year old woman
NYPD says this man dismounted his bicycle then grabbed the purse of a 65-year-old Asian woman. When she resisted he punched her in her face and dragged her to the ground. She suffered facial injuries, has back pains, and abrasions all over her body. The only thing in her purse was money from collecting cans.
~ Philadelphia crossing the street
~ Andree Broudo
~ 85 year old woman
Andree was going to get groceries. “It broke her neck, it broke her clavicle, her collarbone, the cheekbone, and the socket around her eye was shattered. Her eye is swollen shut,” Mitts said. She is in a coma and on a ventilator.
~ Oakland Chinatown
~ 62 years old
~ Chinese Man
Man hits Chinese man in the head while riding the bus. Good Samaritan, Mychelle stood up for the victim.
~ Lynnwood, WA convenience store (Greater Seattle)
~ Sikh Man
~ 60 years old
Masked gunman walked into the store around 5:40 a.m. and shot Singh to death. Last year, this happened to another South Asian man at a convenience store was shot in Edmonds, WA.
~ On the street
~ Maria Luningning Ambrocio
~ 58 years old
Maria Luningning Ambrocio’s death at the hands of a fleeing Times Square mugger came down to a devastating matter of inches, moments and missed connections.
The oncology nurse’s close friend Mimi Escudero knows that all too well — she was supposed to pick up the 58-year-old slaying victim but had car problems that terrible day.
~ San Francisco while working at Walgreens
~ 63 year old Filipino Woman
She was attacked twice while working at Walgreen’s. “He turned back to me and threw a basket at me. I was hit in the forehead.”
Bibi missed two weeks of work. She scrolled through photos on her phone showing a dark red gash in her forehead which was glued together at the hospital. Images also show a black eye.
Bibi says she still suffers from emotional trauma.
~ In Pilates studio in California
~ Chinese 37 year old Woman
~ Survivor contestant
Survivor: Fiji contestant Michelle Yi was beaten with a metal baton early Thursday morning in Santa Monica, Calif. — and police say that her alleged assailant had attacked two other people before her. But the woman — identified by police as Alexandria Diaz, 25, of Fresno — did not leave. According to Yi, the woman lunged at her with a sharp weapon in one hand and a metal baton in the other. “She stabbed me in the left bicep,” says Yi. “And then she hit me on the right hand with the baton. My Apple Watch shattered.”
~ Asian man
3 men and 2 women beat the Asian man with sticks.
“What are you doing here, Asian?” the victim reported the suspects saying.
~ Fremont, CA
~ Driving home
~ Asian male photographer
Robber followed Louis 40 miles and 2 guys jumped out with guns. When Louis honked as a warning. “I hear a big smash at the back of the windshield,” he explained. “The guy has a gun pointing in my face. He walks around my car and that’s when I hear the gunshot go off. They broke in and stole equipment at gunpoint. In response, the Northrups and photography community launched this petition asking camera manufacturers to add more protections to their gear such as passcodes, GPS tracking and remote disabling.
Knife-wielding bigot punches men for speaking Cantonese in Brooklyn, sprays 3 Asian men with noxious chemical
~ Brooklyn street
~ 3 Asian men, 51 to 57
An unhinged bigot was caught on video punching three men for speaking Cantonese on a Brooklyn street before flashing a knife and spraying them with a noxious chemical, police said Thursday. The three victims, who are between 51 and 57 years old, were chatting on 20th Ave. He mocked the victims’ language and hurled anti-Asian slurs at them, sparking an argument, cops said.
~ NYC subway
~ Asian young woman
I was sucker punched on the Fulton J subway platform at approx 5:30pm today. Three punches to the face and kicked on the floor by 6’ Black male wearing red and black hoodie, probably around 18 yo with 2 other teenagers. Three of the witnesses who called for help and stayed with me until I was safe were Black/Brown. It was through their kindness, shared tears and embrace that I was able to get through this experience. Without their footage of the assailant, I wouldn’t even have known what the perp looked like so efforts could be made to apprehend them. We are still a community, we look out for one another, and I will never lose faith in love #blm #blacklivesmatter
~walking down the sidewalk
~ San Diego
~ 71 year old Filipino man
“He was stabbed in the hand and arm, slashed in the back of his head to the front. Ear was dangling on there. He’s had to have plastic surgery,” stated Jones. “One stab went all the way through the back and cut his main artery back there. The nurse told me that no one usually survives that. Looks like he’s going to make it through … miracle,” said Jones.
~Hyde Park, Chicago
~ 24 year old Chinese student
Two witnesses said they saw a man in a mask and a black hooded sweatshirt get out of a black sports car in the 900 block of East 54th Place around 2 p.m. Tuesday, a police report said. Zheng was walking on the sidewalk when the masked man approached him. The witnesses said there was a brief struggle before the gunman shot him in the chest, ran back to his car and drove away.
~ Teenage basketball game
~ Asian 15 year old girl
~ in car
~ 70 year old Asian man
~ Chung Yan Chin
~ beaten to death
12 year old just arrested and charged with beating 70 year old man to death during attempted carjacking. Victim, Chung Yan Chin,70, was found unconscious in Teesdale Street in Philly December 2nd, he was beaten so badly, he later died.