Video shows Asian American woman assaulted on New York City street

Thursday, 01 Apr, 2021

Kari was walking to church in midtown Manhattan when police said a man kicked her in the stomach, knocked her to the ground, stomped on her face, shouted anti-Asian slurs and told her, "you don't belong here" before casually walking away.

One man has been arrested and police are investigating after an East Asian woman was allegedly followed and assaulted in South Vancouver on Tuesday evening. "I'm afraid if they hit me, I'll fall", she said. "I don't know who attacks a 65-year-old woman and leaves her on the street like that". "The perpetrators of these crimes, including the attack last night, must be held fully accountable under all federal and state civil rights and hate crime laws".

NY has more than one million inhabitants of Asian descent.

The security guard has reportedly been suspended pending an investigation into the incident. "@NYCHousing has contacted the person who received this letter to apologize as well". According to the New York Post, the inspector was responding to a complaint about heat and hot water filed by other tenants in the Manhattan fifth-floor walk-up. Eight people were shot to death, including six Asian women; their names were Daoyou Feng, Delaina Ashley Yaun Gonzalez, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Paul Andre Michels, Soon Chung Park, Xiaojie Tan, and Yong Ae Yue.

Residents of the building defended the workers Wednesday in a letter to the management company and the media. "The Brodsky Organization is also working to identify a third-party delivery vendor present during the incident so that appropriate action can be taken".

On March 25, the New York Police Department (NYPD) launched a plainclothes push to contain the surge in anti-Asian incidents.

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, along with City Council President Lorena Gonzalez and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, are pushing for the City of Seattle to devote $1.5 million toward stopping anti-Asian hate crimes. Stop AAPI Hate, a hate crimes watchdog, has said they have received more than 2,800 reports of firsthand experiences with racism from Asians and Asian Americans since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

A vicious attack on an Asian American woman near New York City's Times Square is drawing widespread condemnation and raising alarms about the failure of bystanders to intervene amid a rash of anti-Asian violence across the country.

"I don't care who you are, I don't care what you do, you've got to help your fellow New Yorker", de Blasio said Tuesday during a news conference.

The NYPD tweeted video footage of the attack and asked for help in finding the attacker.

He faces charges of assault as a hate crime, attempted assault as a hate crime, assault and attempted assault in Monday's attack, police said.

Elliot, according to reports, has been on lifetime parole after being released from prison in 2019, having been convicted of murdering his own mother in 2002.

Surveillance video from the building on West 43rd Street in midtown Manhattan also showed the attacker stomping on the woman's head after she falls to the ground.

Hate crimes against Asian-Americans have come under the spotlight after the Atlanta spa shootings, where most of the victims were of Asian descent.

Ten percent of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander adults report having experienced hate crimes and hate incidents in the first three months of this year, according to a study by AAPI Data, a policy and research nonprofit group.

Older people should have a companion when they go out, said Nguyen.

"We need the public's help".

This story originated in VOA's Vietnamese Service.