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Asian Americans

What We Can Learn from the Death of Vincent Chin 35 Years Later

posted by Randall

Vincent ChinBy Logan Wilbur
Asian American Life Intern

This month marks the 35th anniversary of the brutal murder of Detroit resident, and Chinese American, Vincent Chin.

There are many similarities in the ways communities rally together around social injustices today, as the Asian American community rallied around the death of Chin over thirty years ago.

On … Read more

Uncategorized

Teen in Virginia Murdered After Leaving Mosque

posted by Randall
Nabra Hassanen

The family of Nabra Hassanen says the body found in a pond in Fairfax, Virginia is that of the 17-year-old

A Virginia teen who had been observing Ramadan at a local mosque is believed to have been murdered, reports the Washington Post.

The remains of a body were found in a pond in Fairfax, and … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Man Charged with Making Death Threat to Muslim American Advocate

posted by Randall
Marvin Meyer

Marvin Meyer
Police Photo

A Chicago-area man has been charged with making death threats to a Muslim American civil rights leader, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Marvin Meyer of Oak Forest is accused of leaving a threatening phone message on the line of Sufyan Sohel, deputy director of the Council of American-Islamic Relations, Chicago.

“You … Read more

Crime

Hate Crime Charges Filed in Shooting of Indian American in Kansas Bar

posted by Randall
Adam Purinton

Adam Purinton

A federal grand jury has indicted a Kansas man on hate crime charges in the killing of one man and the injuries of two others, reports the  Kansas City Star.

The indictment against Adam W. Purinton, 52, makes him eligible for the death penalty.

Witnesses say Purinton harassed two Indian American bar … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Victims in Portland Stabbing Called Heroes. Suspect Is a Known Nazi Sympathizer

posted by Randall

Vigil for Portland hate crime victims

Two men fatally stabbed and another injured who tried to protect two teenage girls from a known White supremacist in Portland, Oregon are being hailed as heroes nationwide by Asian Americans.

According to Oregon Live the girls, described by one of their mothers as Black and a Muslim wearing a hijab, were on a commuter … Read more

Asian Americans

May 24, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Man Subjected to Racial Insults before Perpetrators Beat Him

Asian Man Subjected to Racial Insults before Perpetrators Beat Him

posted by Louis Chan

OC Night Market incident
 
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
This is freaking crazy.
 
How does a disagreement over line jumping turn into racial insults and an assault that sends an Asian man into the hospital?
 
It happened at the OC Night Market in Costa Mesa, California just this past Sunday.
 
J Kuva Huyn, … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 19, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Victim of Hate Crime Sends Message of Love to Attackers

Victim of Hate Crime Sends Message of Love to Attackers

posted by Randall

Mann Singh Khalsa

Mann Singh Khalsa after his attack (Sikh Coalition photo)

A Sikh man whose hair was cut off as he was beaten and stabbed by two Texas men gave an incredibly positive message during the sentencing Thursday in Martinez, California reports the East Bay Times.
 
Maan Singh Khalsa, 41, of Richmond, stood there without … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

May 14, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Conviction Applauded in Bias Motivated Attempted Murder

Conviction Applauded in Bias Motivated Attempted Murder

posted by Randall

Anthony SawinaA Muslim watchdog group this morning applauded the conviction of a Minnesota man for the bias-motivated attempted murder of five Muslim men.

Anthony Sawina, 26, was convicted of attempted murder and assault for shooting at the men last summer, reported the Star-Tribune.

“We appreciate the jury’s understanding of the egregious harm done by Mr. … Read more

Crime

May 11, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Police Open Up Hate Crime Investigation in Stabbing Death of Store Clerk

Police Open Up Hate Crime Investigation in Stabbing Death of Store Clerk

posted by Len Patel

Jagjeet Singh

Jagjeet Singh

By Len Patel
AsAmNews Correspondent 

 

AsAmNews has confirmed with the Modesto Police Department in California’s Central Valley that the murder of a Sikh convenience store clerk last week is being investigated as a possible hate crime.

“We are exploring all possibilities,” said a department spokesperson this morning. “Yes, it is a … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Anti-Muslim Letter Slams Candidate Day Before Election

Anti-Muslim Letter Slams Candidate Day Before Election

posted by Randall

anti-Muslim letterA disturbing letter espousing anti-Muslim views has surfaced in the town of Shrewsbury near Boston.

The letter targeted a candidate for selectman just one day before the election.

According to Mass Live, the letter read “Say no to any Muslim governance to our peaceful communities!! Help stop making America another Europistan. We do not … Read more

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