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Southeast Asian American

Jun 23, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

ACLU Demands Investigation into “Brutal Attack” by Police of Laotian American Driver

posted by Randall

Anthony PromvongsaThe American Civil Liberties Union Minnesota is demanding an investigation into what its calling a “brutal attack” of a Laotian American motorist by officers.

Dash cam video released by the ACLU Thursday shows an off duty officer approaching the vehicle with guns drawn after it was pulled over on suspicion of driving aggressively. One of … Read more

Crime

Jun 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Two Year Old Shot in Head Hangs onto Life

posted by Randall
Chastity Yulia Vang

The family of the 2-year-old girl shot in St. Paul posted a photo of her on a fundraising website on Monday, June 19, 2017. (Courtesy of GoFundMe)

A two-year-old girl shot in the head earlier this week in St. Paul, Minnesota remains in critical condition today, reports Voice of Alexandria .

She has been identified … Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 22, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Slurs Aimed at Asian Americans Spray Painted onto Connecticut Home

posted by Randall

Guilford, CT racist graffitiResidents in Guilford, Connecticut are reacting with outrage after someone spotted anti-Asian American slurs spray painted on a home there, reports Zip06.

The graffiti was quickly removed after being reported by a resident on Facebook.

“While on my run this morning I saw racial slurs spray painted on a house near downtown,” the post read. … Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Halal Tacos for Ramadan – Muslim and Latinx Communities Unite

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

I’m happy to say that I’ll be attending an Idul Fitri/Lebaran celebration in Chicago with my mother at a party hosted by our Indonesian community. For Indonesian Muslims, Idul Fitri is the term in Bahasa for Eid al-Fitr, or the end of the holy month of Ramadan where my mother’s … Read more

Crime

Jun 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Memorial for Slain Muslim Teenager Set on Fire

posted by Nicole Ki

Nabra Hassanen Memorial set ablaze
 
The Washington D.C. memorial dedicated to a Muslim teenager murdered last week caught on fire early Wednesday.
 
17-year-old Nabra Hassanen was attacked and killed last Sunday on her way to a late Ramadan service. The suspect, 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres, chased her friends down with a bat, targeted Hassanen, and assaulted her. Her … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Vietnamese and Filipino American Among Sailors Killed in Collision in Sea of Japan

posted by Randall
Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan

Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan

A Vietnamese American and Filipino American have been identified as among the seven sailors killed in a collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine container ship off Japan.

VN Express reports one of the sailors killed is Ngoc T. Truong Huynh, 25, a sonar technician from Connecticut.

The other is … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Entertainer Charice Changes Name to Jake Zyrus

posted by Randall

Charice Comes Out

The transformation for the former Charice is now complete.

He has changed his name to Jake Zyrus, reports CNN Philippines.

Jake erased all of Charice’s old social media posts and replaced it with his new name.

Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Karan Brar’s Powerful Father’s Day Letter

posted by Sophia Whittemore
Karan Brar

Karan Brar

Karan Brar-if you don’t know who he is, a quick IMDb search will quickly set you on the right track. He’s a multilingual (English, Hindi and Punjabi) Indian actor who got his first major role at only age 11 in Diary of a Wimpy Kid and then a recurring role on Disney Channel. … Read more

Crime

Jun 20, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Sikh Man Arrested for Carrying Religious Knife

posted by Nicole Ki

Harpreet Singh Khalsa

33-year-old Harpreet Singh Khalsa was arrested Monday outside a grocery store in Catonsville, Baltimore for carrying his kirpan, a small dagger worn by Sikhs as a religious symbol.

Khalsa, born Justin Smith, converted to Sikhism 9 years ago and has worn his kirpan every day since. All followers of the Sikh religion are required to … Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 20, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

UPDATED: Man Arrested in Attempted Kidnapping of Store Clerk in Irvine

posted by Randall

Irvine Kidnapping Attempt

Police have arrested a 47-year-old Irvine, California man in the attempted kidnapping of a store clerk , reports CBS Los Angeles.

The suspect has been identified as Charlie Choi who was arrested at his home.

The store surveillance camera shows a man grabbed the store clerk by the pony tail and tried to drag … Read more

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