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Inspector Herb Lee Dedicated Career to Straightening Out Chinatown Gang Kids

posted by Randall

By Christopher Chow

I remember Herb Lee, Inspector Herb Lee of the San Francisco Police Department, the first Chinese American policeman in the City.  That’s how I knew him, as Insp. Herb Lee.  I met him when I was making the documentary  Under Their Ancestors Shadows.  I was a reporter … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

How the First Chinese American Police Officer in San Francisco Touched My Life

posted by Len Patel
Herb Lee

SF Police Department Photo

By Randall Yip

I was saddened to open the paper this morning to learn that Herb Lee had died at the age of 84 from colon cancer.

He was not a household name.

I’ve had very little social interaction with him over the years.

Yet I couldn’t help but think back … Read more

Chinese American

Suspect Arrested in Unprovoked Attacks on Asian Women

posted by Randall

Agustin GarciaA teenager has been arrested in a series of what police are calling “brutal assaults” against Asian women in San Francisco, reports Hoodline.
 
The suspect has been identified as Agustin Garcia, 19. He is said to live in the Bayview area where the assaults occurred.
 
KRON-TV reports that in once incident … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 21, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Diverse Cops Make the Difference in Policing Hate

Diverse Cops Make the Difference in Policing Hate

posted by Randall
Sgt Peter Shields

Sergeant Peter Shields leads the SFPD’s Hate Crimes Unit. Photo by Jenny Manrique

By Jenny Manrique
New America Media

Hate crimes are on the rise nationwide, including in San Francisco, where the city’s diversity also happens to be a hallmark of the San Francisco Police Department’s (SFPD) Hate Crimes Unit.

It’s one of just a … Read more

Crime

Jun 26, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Police Fear Body Found May Be that of Missing Southeast Asian Man

Police Fear Body Found May Be that of Missing Southeast Asian Man

posted by Randall

Rattana Kim

Rattana Kim faces the grim possibility body parts found in a warehouse are that of her husband


 
San Francisco Police fear the dismembered body found in a Hayward warehouse Saturday may be that of a missing Uber driver, reports NBC Bay Area.
 
Piseth Chhay has been missing since Mother’s Day.
 
The … Read more

Chinese American

May 19, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on UPDATE: Kidnapped Asian Toddler Found in Los Angeles

UPDATE: Kidnapped Asian Toddler Found in Los Angeles

posted by Len Patel
Makai Bangoura & Jason Lam (L-R)


Makai Bangoura & Jason Lam (L-R)

By Len Patel
AsAmNews Correspondent

UPDATE:  The Los Angeles Police Department has found a 21-month-old Asian toddler who had been reported kidnapped earlier in the day by San Francisco Police.

 
His father has been arrested without incident.
 

The SFPD issued an Amber Alert earlier today with the … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 26, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on CNN: Racist Text Uncovered from San Francisco Police Officer

CNN: Racist Text Uncovered from San Francisco Police Officer

posted by Randall
Jason Lai

Officer Jason Lai resigned earlier this month from the San Francisco Police Department

CNN has obtained a list of dozens of text messages allegedly sent to and from Officer Jason Lai who resigned from the force earlier this month.

One text reads “Indian people are disgusting.”

Another uses a shortened version of the N word.… Read more

Community Issues

Jul 30, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on ABC7: Asian American Accuses Police of Excessive Force during SF Gay Pride

ABC7: Asian American Accuses Police of Excessive Force during SF Gay Pride

posted by Randall

Tony Nguyen

A San Francisco man says he became a target of excessive police force after speaking out on behalf of a woman he felt officers were roughing up.

Tony Nguyen had just come out from the Lexington Club during Gay Pride on June 27 when he said he saw police trying to restrain a woman.

“I … Read more

Community Issues

Jun 6, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on SF Chronicle: SF Mayor Lee Refuses Funding for Investigation into Racist Police Text Messages

SF Chronicle: SF Mayor Lee Refuses Funding for Investigation into Racist Police Text Messages

posted by Randall

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has denied a request for funding to investigate 3,000 arrests made by police officers accused of sending gay and homophobic text messages, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
 
The texts from 14 officers of the San Francisco Police Department included remarks made against Filipinos, Blacks, … Read more

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