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College Student Was About to Exit the Bus. Then, an Attack

Indiana U: 56-year-old Bille Davis of Bloomington attacked student due to anti-Asian hate

(Newser) - A 56-year-old woman has been charged after an 18-year-old Indiana University student repeatedly was stabbed in the head on a public bus in an attack the school says was because the victim is Asian. The victim told investigators she was standing and waiting for the exit doors to open on...

Accused of Punching Women, He Now Faces Hate Crime Charges

Steven Zajonc, 28, was arrested last month in NYC for apparently unprovoked attacks

(Newser) - A man is facing hate crime charges after allegedly attacking seven Asian women in New York City over three hours. Steven Zajonc, 28, who was arrested last month, is charged with six felony counts of third-degree assault as a hate crime and seven counts of second-degree aggravated harassment, a misdemeanor...

Rallies Renew Denunciations of Anti-Asian Violence
Rallies Decry

Rallies Decry Anti-Asian Violence

Events are held on the anniversary of the Atlanta spa slayings

(Newser) - People at events across the US on Wednesday honored the victims of the Atlanta spa killings a year ago and called attention to ongoing violence and the anti-Asian hatred behind it. "It is important to call this what it is, a crime that is racially motivated," said Robert...

Asian Woman Repeatedly Hit With Rock in NYC Has Died

GuiYing Ma spent 10 weeks in a coma

(Newser) - A New York City grandmother has died three months after she was repeatedly hit in the head with a large rock. GuiYing Ma, 62, was attacked the day after Thanksgiving while she was sweeping the sidewalk outside a building in the Jackson Heights neighborhood in Queens, the New York Daily ...

Woman's Fatal Stabbing Rattles NYC's Chinatown
A Murder in NYC's Chinatown
Rattles Asian Community
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A Murder in NYC's Chinatown Rattles Asian Community

Police say homeless man followed Christina Yuna Lee into her building

(Newser) - The fatal stabbing of a 35-year-old woman in New York City's Chinatown is raising new fears about crimes against Asian Americans. The alleged assailant is in custody, though it remains unclear whether the attack was racially motivated or one of opportunity. Coverage:
  • The victim: Police say Christina Yuna Lee

Chinese Immigrant Dies of Injuries Months After Attack

Yao Pan Ma, 61, was collecting cans in East Harlem

(Newser) - Update: A Chinese immigrant who was brutally attacked in April while collecting cans in East Harlem has died of his injuries, the AP reports. Yao Pan Ma, 61, died Dec. 31, police said Saturday. The attack drew national attention during the increase in hate crimes against Asian people. Police said...

In Another Anti-Asian Attack, Woman Punched in NYC
Asian Woman Felled
by Punch in NYC

Asian Woman Felled by Punch in NYC

Suspect is arrested in Chinatown in latest anti-Asian attack

(Newser) - The random attacks on Asian Americans continue. The latest is out of New York City's Chinatown, where video shows a man randomly punching a 55-year-old Asian woman in the face early Monday evening, reports CBS New York . The woman falls to the ground, but police say she is expected...

Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Bill Clears Congress

It's now headed for Biden's desk

(Newser) - Congress approved legislation Tuesday intended to curtail a striking rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, sending President Biden a bipartisan denunciation of the spate of brutal attacks that have proliferated during the pandemic. The bill, which the House passed on a 364-62 vote, will expedite the...

Only One Senator Voted No on Anti-Asian Hate Crime Bill

Hawley says bill to combat anti-Asian attacks is 'overbroad'

(Newser) - The Senate is usually split 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans, but in a rare moment of bipartisanship Thursday, it was split between Sen. Josh Hawley and everybody else. The Missouri Republican was the only senator who voted against a bill to combat the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans....

Senate Passes Bill on Anti-Asian Crimes, 94-1

Missouri's Josh Hawley is the lone nay vote

(Newser) - The Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation Thursday intended to counter violence against Asian Americans, which has increased during the pandemic. Majority Leader Charles Schumer said passage sends a message to Asian Americans that the government is listening and reassures them that "hate crimes will not be tolerated." The bill...

Cops: Woman Shouted Slurs at Undercover Chinatown Cop

Woman also threatened nail salon workers, NYPD says

(Newser) - Police in New York City say a woman shouted anti-Asian slurs at a succession of Asian-Americans Tuesday. The last one was an undercover cop. Sharon Williams, 50, was arrested and charged with harassment as a hate crime after the officer called for backup, the Washington Post reports. Police say Williams...

Doormen Who Stood by During Racist Attack Fired

They failed to intervene during anti-Asian attack outside Manhattan building

(Newser) - Two New York City doormen who stood by while a Filipino-American woman was brutally attacked outside their building are out of a job. The Brodsky Organization, which owns the luxury Manhattan apartment building, told residents in an email Tuesday that its investigation has concluded and the men's "employment...

Workers That Stood by During Anti-Asian Attack Suspended

NYC mayor says it's unacceptable that nobody tried to help 65-year-old woman

(Newser) - Staff members at a New York City building who witnessed a brutal attack on an Asian woman and did nothing to help the victim have been suspended. The Brodsky Organization, which manages the building in midtown Manhattan, says the workers have been suspended "pending an investigation in conjunction with...

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