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Alarming surge’ in anti-Asian violence across US terrifies community members

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  1. Bandwagoner

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    It was a few months ago. In November
     
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    NBC writer calls for caution on Asian American violence claims:

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-...-should-be-used-n1258793?cid=eml_nbn_20210227

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    Violence against Asian Americans and why 'hate crime' should be used carefully
    Social media posts have conflated violence against people who are Asian American with hate crimes against the community at large, tying the crimes to pandemic racism.
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    Lunar New Year decorations in New York's Chinatown on Feb. 11, 2021.Spencer Platt / Getty Images

    Feb. 25, 2021, 10:44 AM EST / Updated Feb. 25, 2021, 4:44 PM EST
    By Kimmy Yam


    As the recent wave of attacks on older Asian Americans prompts calls for action and activism, experts urge the use of precise, accurate language in discussing the violence.

    The robberies and assaults in several big-city Chinatowns have led to significant media coverage and outcry from activists, many of whom have labeled the incidents hate crimes. But recent higher-profile cases that have gone viral on social media aren't being investigated as such, law enforcement officials say. Officials say the occurrences don't show signs of being racially motivated.

    Social media posts have conflated violence against people who are Asian American with hate crimes against the community at large, tying the crimes to pandemic-related racism. Some sources have declared a "spike" in hate crimes, citing an astronomical increase. But the figure they refer to specifically reflects New York City and New York police data obtained by NBC Asian America, which showed three anti-Asian hate crimes in 2019 and 28 last year. No hate crimes were reported this year so far.

    Other sources refer to 18 incidents this year involving Asian Americans in Alameda County, California. But local law enforcement stated that there's no proof any of them have been racially motivated. In San Francisco, six hate crimes were reported in 2019 and nine the following year. In 2021, the city reported one hate crime.

    Not all cities reflected increases, either. Washington, D.C., for example, reported a decrease from six to one from 2019 to 2020.

    Some outlets have also reported almost 3,000 "hate crimes" during the pandemic. The reporting forum Stop AAPI Hate collected almost 2,800 reports of hate incidents nationwide over five months last year. But the incidents weren't necessarily hate crimes; they included less severe, yet insidious, forms of discrimination, including shunning, verbal harassment and name-calling. Stop AAPI Hate said 69 occurrences included racist language, in addition to a physical incident. The nonprofit doesn't report those to police.

    Regardless, Asian Americans have every right to their fear and anger at this time, said Michael Eric Dyson, a race and religion scholar at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

    "We have to acknowledge the pain. Asian brothers and sisters can no longer be demanded to be quiet as the entry, as the price they have to pay for acceptance in the broader community of American ethnicities," Dyson said.

    While anti-Asian sentiment has risen markedly during the coronavirus pandemic, experts say it's important to evaluate each case individually. They said both defendants and victims deserve a fair, rather than a public, trial no matter what race they may be. They emphasize that that's particularly important if suspects are of color in the context of a justice system that hasn't been proven to be colorblind.
    more at the link

     
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    Video showing an example of those who are committing the racism
     
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    Move back to Houston
     
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    In Oakland where there’s low police funding
    They got a bunch of kids walking around
     
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    Unfortunately, this physical violence is coming from a different demographic. It's from a segment of the under 35 BLM crowd. So many of these young people don't realise what they are saying. It's like they've been sheltered most their livesbut are filled with faux social media rage. They don't even realise what they say or write about jews, asians, and lgbt can be substituted with black because it's what racists say and think.
     
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    Where are you getting that the violence is from BLM? Why would BLM have issues with LGBT? BLM was founded by lesbians and has pushed a strong initiative that family goes beyond traditional family definitions.
     
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    Did they figure out who called Jeremy lin coronavirus? That is uncalled for trash talk.
     
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    I could almost understand it if it was Feb or March of last year. There was a lot of confusion over how it spread at that point. But for November that’s pretty sad she’s be making comments like that.
     
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    I was wondering where that poster came up with that as well, but figured it was just another blame BLM type poster, so didn't bother asking them.
     
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    MAGA and "China Virus" consquences.
     
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    So this happens in Oakland

    And they ARREST THE MERCHANT for shooting at the robbers
    @rocketsjudoka
     
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    that guy's mistake was firing the gun in the air. He needs to follow Joe Biden's advice and then he'll be GOLDEN

     
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    Silly directive.

    But shout out to the news station for interviewing a resident named Barry Zito in the bay area.
     
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    he should have shot the robber
    Dead robbers will definitely make criminals think twice about robbing Chinatown

    they are preying in Chinatown cause it’s an easy target and Oakland doesn’t have enough police resources.
    If robbers or attackers get shot or killed
    They aren’t going to mess with Chinatown

    No we are the world walk could have that same effect of dead criminals
     
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    I really hope you didn’t bitch this much when you were serving
     
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    Yeah, that cop's announcement to advise business owners and security not to have guns would not go over well in Texas, lol.
     
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    Despicable. People who do this can rot in jail for the rest of their lives for all I care.
     
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    Absolutely not. In 20 years I never felt like my Commander in Chief was a lying psychopath, bully, and con man acting like a teenage brat. Thank God I didn't serve under Trump. He turned me from Republican to Democrat easily.
     
    #40 deb4rockets, Feb 28, 2021
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