Saturday 25th February 2017,

Posts by Tag: hate crime»

Indian American/ South Asian American

Two men from India Shot in Apparent Hate Attack; One Killed

posted by Randall
Alok Madasani and Srinivas Kuchibhotia

Shooting victims Alok Madasani, left, and Srinivas Kuchibhotia

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Two engineers from India were shot in a Kansas bar  after a man who mistook them as Middle Eastern, allegedly told them to “get out of my country.”

One man died, the second man was wounded and a third bar … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Muslim Activists Raise More than $115,000 to Repair Vandalized Jewish American Cemetery

posted by Louis Chan

Muslims raise money for vandalized Jewish CemetaryBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A crowd source campaign launched by members of the Muslim American community on Launch Good to repair a vandalized Jewish American cemetery has raised $116,000 in two days.

The amount of money raised is almost six times the original goal of $20,000.

More than 100 gravestones were vandalized … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Suspect Pleads not Guilty for Defacing Mosque Vandalism

posted by Randall

Islamic Center of DavisBy Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

A woman was arrested Tuesday and charged with hate enhanced crimes for vandalizing a mosque in Davis, California and tying strips of bacon at the entrances.
Lauren Kirk-Coeho, 30, pleaded not guilty Feb. 17.

Kirk-Coehlo, was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of breaking six of … Read more

Asian Americans

Trump inspires hate groups, says SPLC report

posted by Randall

Southern Poverty Law Center Year of Hate report

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

A year ago, the headline of the report on hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center read “Hate Groups on the Rise.” Sadly, this year’s report concludes that hate groups have risen for the second year in a row.

The rise in the number of hate groups … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Asian American Family’s Home Vandalized with Racist Graffiti

posted by Randall

Minnesota graffiti

A Hmong American family in Minnesota heard a sudden knock on their door in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
It was their newspaper delivery person alerting them of a horrendous sight.
Someone had spray painted the words “chink” in large black letters across their garage door, reported CBS Minnesota
Their … Read more


LA Police to Investigate “White Power” Attack on Elderly Korean Woman

posted by Randall
Linda Lee photo of Koreatown attack

Facebook photo by Linda Lee

Los Angeles Police have not been able to confirm that an assailant who left an 83-year old Korean woman bloodied screamed “white power” before running off.

A viral Facebook post by Linda Lee of the photo has since been made private. In the post, Lee says a friend who witnessed … Read more

Asian Americans

Hate Crimes Vastly Under-Reported by Victims, Law Enforcement

posted by Randall

HateBy Sunita Sohrabji
Cross posted from India West

Hate crimes against immigrant communities – which have seen a spike in the past two years – are vastly under-reported by victims and local law enforcement, concluded a group of panelists at a recent briefing in San Francisco organized by New America Media.

In 2015, the … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Texas Mosque burned down

posted by Randall
Mosque in Texas Burns Down

Mosque in Texas Burns Down

By Ed Diokno


So it begins.

Hours after President Trump signed an Executive Order banning refugees from seven Mid-East countries that are predominantly Muslim, a mosque in Victoria, Texas was burned to the ground.


Flames engulfed the Islamic Center of Victoria, destroying the building in the predawn

Read more

Asian Americans

Advancing Justice Creates Website to Report Hate Incidents Against AAPI Community

posted by Brittney Le
Taiwanese Christian Church

Swastikas were etched into the glass of the Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church in San Jose

Asian Americans Advancing Justice has launched a new website  to track incidents of hate plaguing the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.  Amidst the racially-charged atmosphere of today’s political climate, many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are  fearful.

“While … Read more


False Reports of Hate Crimes Hurt Muslim Community

posted by Cathy Sun

When Muslim teen Yasmin Seweid was charged with falsifying her report of an alleged hate crime last Wednesday, Muslims nationally were struck by how her arrest would affect their … Read more


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