Bay Area experiencing surge in hate crimes against Asian-Americans

 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:07 am    Post subject: Bay Area experiencing surge in hate crimes against Asian-Americans

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:03 pm    Post subject:

Looks like they caught one of the people doing this, hopefully they can track down any of the other cretins picking on asian and/or elderly people.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/yahya-muslim-arrest-oakland-asian-american-attacks/
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:32 pm    Post subject:

The hatred/violence that humans are willing to inflict on their fellow humans...this is partly due to Trump ranting about the "China" virus no doubt, but these freaks are just looking for an excuse.

Assaulting an elderly Asian person because you think they are Chinese and therefore responsible for a virus, smh.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:45 pm    Post subject:

I would think that the last place in America that would see hate crimes vs. Asian-Americans would be the Bay area. I'm not Asian-American, but when I go to SF/OAK, it seems like it's very Asian friendly.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:52 am    Post subject:

Dr. Laker wrote:
I would think that the last place in America that would see hate crimes vs. Asian-Americans would be the Bay area. I'm not Asian-American, but when I go to SF/OAK, it seems like it's very Asian friendly.



Have you heard the concept of people traveling from outside the area to commit crimes?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:04 pm    Post subject:

lakersken80 wrote:
Dr. Laker wrote:
I would think that the last place in America that would see hate crimes vs. Asian-Americans would be the Bay area. I'm not Asian-American, but when I go to SF/OAK, it seems like it's very Asian friendly.



Have you heard the concept of people traveling from outside the area to commit crimes?


Sadly, that’s likely not what is happening. There are plenty of racists even in racially welcoming areas. And someone like Trump makes them feel proud and willing to act out.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:28 pm    Post subject:

Hard to watch. Hope that gentleman is doing OK.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:23 pm    Post subject:

lakersken80 wrote:
Dr. Laker wrote:
I would think that the last place in America that would see hate crimes vs. Asian-Americans would be the Bay area. I'm not Asian-American, but when I go to SF/OAK, it seems like it's very Asian friendly.



Have you heard the concept of people traveling from outside the area to commit crimes?


I live in the Bay Area and I've got a somewhat unpopular take on this. And I'll begin by saying that I do indeed believe some of these attacks are purely racially motivated.

However, attacks against Asians here in the Bay Area are normally robberies. There was a gentleman robbed at gunpoint downtown SF for his Rolex not too long ago, victim wrestled the gun away and shot the robber.

There was another "attack" just a few days ago in front of a bank, they stole a deposit bag with 15k in it.

Both were targeting Asians although not hate motivated.

The Asian community is targeted because there's a cultural stigma that Asians are wealthy, do not trust banks so carry a lot of cash, and make easy targets that cannot defend themselves. Criminals/Gangs see Asians as an easy mark. But to be honest, it's not just a Bay Area thing, was the same when I lived in South LA growing up.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:26 pm    Post subject:

lakerjoshua wrote:
lakersken80 wrote:
Dr. Laker wrote:
I would think that the last place in America that would see hate crimes vs. Asian-Americans would be the Bay area. I'm not Asian-American, but when I go to SF/OAK, it seems like it's very Asian friendly.



Have you heard the concept of people traveling from outside the area to commit crimes?


I live in the Bay Area and I've got a somewhat unpopular take on this. And I'll begin by saying that I do indeed believe some of these attacks are purely racially motivated.

However, attacks against Asians here in the Bay Area are normally robberies. There was a gentleman robbed at gunpoint downtown SF for his Rolex not too long ago, victim wrestled the gun away and shot the robber.

There was another "attack" just a few days ago in front of a bank, they stole a deposit bag with 15k in it.

Both were targeting Asians although not hate motivated.

The Asian community is targeted because there's a cultural stigma that Asians are wealthy, do not trust banks so carry a lot of cash, and make easy targets that cannot defend themselves. Criminals/Gangs see Asians as an easy mark. But to be honest, it's not just a Bay Area thing, was the same when I lived in South LA growing up.


This is true, but it was true before Trump and Covid, and doesn’t explain the spike in numbers across the country.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:30 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
lakerjoshua wrote:
lakersken80 wrote:
Dr. Laker wrote:
I would think that the last place in America that would see hate crimes vs. Asian-Americans would be the Bay area. I'm not Asian-American, but when I go to SF/OAK, it seems like it's very Asian friendly.



Have you heard the concept of people traveling from outside the area to commit crimes?


I live in the Bay Area and I've got a somewhat unpopular take on this. And I'll begin by saying that I do indeed believe some of these attacks are purely racially motivated.

However, attacks against Asians here in the Bay Area are normally robberies. There was a gentleman robbed at gunpoint downtown SF for his Rolex not too long ago, victim wrestled the gun away and shot the robber.

There was another "attack" just a few days ago in front of a bank, they stole a deposit bag with 15k in it.

Both were targeting Asians although not hate motivated.

The Asian community is targeted because there's a cultural stigma that Asians are wealthy, do not trust banks so carry a lot of cash, and make easy targets that cannot defend themselves. Criminals/Gangs see Asians as an easy mark. But to be honest, it's not just a Bay Area thing, was the same when I lived in South LA growing up.


This is true, but it was true before Trump and Covid, and doesn’t explain the spike in numbers across the country.


Completely agree, Omar.
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