At some point during the altercation, not captured in the video that the NYPD released, an unidentified Asian man passed the group on the sidewalk, NYPD Sergeant Anwar Ishmael told CNN. The woman allegedly turned to him and said, “You take all your b***hes back to where you came from,” Ishmael said.
Uiteindelik, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office will determine what charges Barker will face.
Hate crimes, including those against Asians in the US, have seen a sharp increase in recent years. The Covid-19 pandemic sparked attacks against Asians amid online and political rhetoric stigmatizing them, but this category of hate crime is often underreported.
31, 2021, en Maart 31, 2022, 110 van 577 hate crime incidents targeted Asians
, Volgens die NYPD Hate Crimes Dashboard
. In Maart 2022 alleen, there were nine incidents treated as hate crimes targeting Asian Americans
, with five arrests
In 2020, attacks targeting Asians nationally spiked to
279 van 161 in 2019, Volgens die FBI hate crime report.
And despite the concerning increase in such crimes, a small percentage of reported attacks against Asians end up in convictions.
A verslag doen from the Asian American Bar Association of New York found that of the
233 reported attacks against Asian Americans in New York City in the first three quarters of
2021, seven led to hate crime convictions as of late May