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Today is Wednesday.
weather: Chance of scattered rain, heavy rain by evening. Highs in the mid-60s.
Optional side parking: In effect today. Suspended tomorrow for Holy Thursday, again for Good Friday and Passover for the weekend.
So far this year, the New York Police Department has received 33 reports of anti-Asian hate crimes, surpassing a total incidence of 28 from 2020.
Another brutal attack was caught on video on Monday.
The 65-year-old Filipino immigrant was walking in midtown Manhattan when a man kicked him in the stomach, causing him to fall to the ground. The man repeatedly kicked him in the head and told him, “You’re not here,” police said.
The attack, which occurred broadly in broad daylight, was particularly shocking after the nationwide upsurge of anti-Asian violence. Employees saw it in the lobby of a nearby luxury building, but no one intervened.
[A video of a man brutally attacking a Filipino immigrant went viral online.]
Here’s what you need to know:
The police have made an arrest.
In early Wednesday, an image of a man taken from security footage was widely circulated on social media and on a poster in Manhattan, police accused 38-year-old Brandon Elliott of hooliganism as a hate crime. Police said that Mr Elliott was released from prison in 2019 and was on life parole in 2002 on charges of killing his mother.
The victim of the attack was Wilma Kari, who arrived from the Philippines decades ago. A person answering the door at Ms. Kari’s apartment said she was recovering from a fragmented pelvis at the hospital.
Bistanders who instigated the attack did not interfere.
Many were also shocked to see security camera footage of the incident, which saw the attack from inside a luxury apartment building owned by the Brodsky organization. The men did not interfere, and a security guard closed the door as Ms. Kari struggled to get up.
Company employees said in a statement that employees who witnessed the attack were suspended.
“When I watch the video, the inaction is heart-wrenching,” said Mon Yak Yew, a health advocate for immigrants in New York. “If you are being attacked, the community will not stand up for you.”
President Biden and other leaders responded.
On Tuesday, President Biden announced several new initiatives to curb anti-Asian prejudice, including publishing more frequent data on incidents of hate crime. Attorney General Merrick b. Garland told Department of Justice employees that the department would prioritize hate crime lawsuits.
Some of New York City’s mayoral candidates condemned the attack.
“It’s absolutely disgusting. Asian-Americans are in New York and are an integral part of our city Comptroller Scott Stringer.
Andrew Yang, who is running to become the city’s first Asian-American mayor, Tweeted, “Bystanders need to act when they see something wrong. We need to come together and be the kind of people who do something to help someone.”
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New York lawmakers have passed a bill Legalizing recreational use of marijuana. [Daily News]
And finally: partially vaccinated families
Sarah Muslin Neer of The Times writes:
Bailey and well over six feet tall, Andre Duncan takes pride in carrying groceries for his wife Michelle, and sees himself as her personal bodyguard.
- In the early days of the coronovirus epidemic, a raft of hatred and violence started against Asian-Americans around the US. Community leaders say the rhetoric was sparked by the rhetoric of former President Trump, who called the coronavirus a “China virus”.
- In New York, the economic wave of the epidemic has triggered a wave of xenophobia and violence, which has dealt a severe blow to New York’s Asian-American communities. Many community leaders say that racist attacks are being ignored by the authorities.
- In January, an 84-year-old man from Thailand was violently slammed to the ground in San Francisco, resulting in his death two days later in hospital. The attack, captured on video, became a rally cry.
- On March 16, eight people, including six women of Asian descent, were killed in an Atlanta massage parlor shootout. The motives of the suspects are under investigation, but Asian communities across the United States are on alert due to an increase in attacks against Asian-Americans. last year.
- On March 30, the New York Police Department said it was searching for a man who kicked a 65-year-old woman, pressurized her and made anti-Asian statements.
Now, she belongs to him: Ever since she received the coronavirus virus vaccine in February, Ms. Duncan, who works in hospital management, insisted that she run her own work alone. When she goes shopping, Mr. Duncan, who is unholy, stays at home.
44-year-old Mr. Duncan said that he feels gratitude, but also guilt and the tension has changed the pace of their marriage. “She Risk and possibility have to be taken on their own, when they are my companions, they are my honey. “
As of this week, more than 145 million shots have gone up in arms since the vaccine began in the United States last December. But between supply chain snarls and inconsistent state-by-state eligibility rules, only 16 percent of Americans are fully vaccinated. As a result, an untold number of families now divide themselves, with one partner, spouse or adult child being vaccinated and others waiting, sometimes impatiently, for their numbers to arrive.
Now, after a year of navigating between job loss and lockdown, sickness and fear, some families are experiencing a long-awaited arrival, with not a vaccine or relief, but a catastrophe of confusion, jealousy or guilt. Is a combination.
[Read more about life in a partially vaccinated household.]
“At that moment, I got the vaccine, instead, ‘I must be so super-happy, I survived this nonsense,” instead of all this I felt the biggest crime of my life, “65-year-old Lolo Sanne, An elementary school teacher who lives in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. Her mother living abroad is still waiting.
In New York, people who hold certain jobs and are eligible for certain conditions. And while people 30 and older were made eligible this week (and people 16 and older will be eligible next Tuesday), it will be available to any partner or husband of nurses or teachers, or anyone of the preceding age range The number will also be weeks or months in advance. , Are able to secure reputed vaccine appointments.
Some of the new vaccinations are finding that temporary return to normalcy is at least partly on hold as they navigate without new concerns: how to coexist for relatives, roommates, and partners, Those not yet vaccinated.
Wednesday is – stay safe.
Metropolitan Diary: Heading Home
A few years ago, I was returning home at number 6, a northeast. I had entered Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall and happily settled in for a long ride to East 77th Street.
I saw a person, who I was sure lived in my building, although we were never introduced.
“Sorry,” I said. “Don’t you live in my house?”
His expression suggested that he did not recognize me, but then they brightened up.
“Which building do you live in?” He asked.
I said to him.
“Oh,” he said laughing, “this is my brother.”
– Lawrence Watkins
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