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
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
A 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
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
By Len Patel
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
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
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