Archives for April 2021

Asian neighbors pen letter of fear to Ohio’s lieutenant gov

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Dozens of Asian American residents of the suburb that Ohio’s Republican lieutenant governor calls home penned a letter to him March 31 citing their concerns over a tweet he sent referring to the “Wuhan virus” and the fears they have for the safety of their children because of such comments. “Lt. Governor […]

New video shows suspect being beat by multiple assailants moments before attacking elderly Asians

New video released April 7 by the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office shows a man getting brutally beat by a group of people in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood — just moments before he then himself attacks two elderly Asian victims unprovoked. Steven Jenkins, 39, is accused of attacking 83-year-old Ngoc Pham and 75-year-old Xiao Zhen […]

S.F. school board member sues over tweet response

The former vice president of San Francisco’s school board is suing the district and her colleagues after they voted to strip her of the position because of tweets she wrote in 2016 that said Asian Americans used “white supremacist” thinking. Alison Collins filed the lawsuit April 7 in federal court, alleging violation of her constitutional […]

Japan heartened by Matsuyama’s historic Masters win

TOKYO — People living in the hometown of Hideki Matsuyama and his university town in Japan on April 12 congratulated the golfer, who became the first player from the country to claim a men’s major golf championship this past weekend. In Tokyo, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga called Matsuyama’s Masters victory at Augusta National Golf Club […]

Supervisors’ hearing on crime against Asians reveals need for citywide victims services, crime prevention plan

San Francisco supervisors Connie Chan and Gordon Mar on April 8 called to strengthen their victim support and violence prevention strategies amid an uptick of racist attacks against Asians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The request comes after a April 8 hearing at the Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee regarding crime and […]

53-year-old Asian man stabbed and robbed in S.F. April 10

A 53-year-old Asian man was stabbed multiple times during a robbery late April 10 on Exeter Street in San Francisco, police said. San Francisco police officers from Bayview Station responded to a report of robbery and aggravated assault at about 10:30 p.m. April 10, police said. After receiving medical aid, the victim told police a […]

Doormen fired for failing to intervene in anti-Asian attack

NEW YORK (AP) —- Two New York City apartment building workers have been fired for failing to help an Asian American woman as she was being violently attacked on the sidewalk outside, the building’s management company said April 6. Surveillance video of the March 29 attack near Times Square showed that the doormen didn’t step […]

Man charged with throwing rocks at Asian woman, child in car

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has been charged with throwing rocks at an Asian woman and her 6-year-old son as they drove down the street last month, authorities said April 5. It comes as violence against Asian Americans across the country has ramped up in the last year, including several high-profile attacks […]

Ohtani homers, pitches into 5th

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani both hit the hardest homer and threw the hardest pitch by a starter in the majors this season in an extraordinary two-way performance for the Los Angeles Angels on April 4. Ohtani pitched and hit in the same game for the first time since moving to the majors, and the […]

REVIEW: Once more unto the breach in ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’

“Godzilla vs. Kong” begins, fittingly, with the big guy asleep. There is King Kong, colossus of the big screen, slowing waking on a mountainside. He rouses slowly in the morning sun from slumber before showering in a nearby waterfall. It’s, maybe, a little bit the same for the kind of movies King Kong symbolizes and […]

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