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

NYPD Seeks Suspect in 'Horrific Attack' on Asian Man

61-year-old victim is in critical condition

(Newser) - The New York Police Department's Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating what the NYPD describes as a "horrific attack" on an Asian man Friday night. Police have released surveillance images and a graphic video of the attack, which left a 61-year-old man in critical condition, NBC New York...

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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