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Video shows vicious attack of Asian American woman in NY

Video shows vicious attack of Asian American woman in NY”

"Mr. Elliot is accused of brutally shoving, kicking, and stomping a 65-year-old mother to the ground after telling her that she didn't belong here", Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. said in a statement.

Elliot, according to reports, has been on lifetime parole after being released from prison in 2019, having been convicted of murdering his own mother in 2002.

New York Police Department's Hate Crime Task Force has asked anyone with information to contact the department's confidential hotline or submit tips online.

The victim was identified as Vilma Kari, a 65-year-old woman who immigrated from the Philippines, her daughter told The New York Times; the newspaper did not identify Ms Kari's daughter. Political science professor Claire Jean Kim told Slate, for example, that it was wrong to think of these many documented attacks as simply black-on-Asian crimes: "If you use that frame, you make it an Asian-Black thing, you're focusing on the two groups and taking attention away from the larger structures of power in which they're embedded-not just racial structures, but also capitalism", she said.

She was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday after being treated for serious injuries, a hospital spokesperson said.

Police on Tuesday blanketed the midtown Manhattan neighborhood with wanted posters and offered a $3289 ($US2500) reward for information leading to the whereabouts of the man seen on surveillance video Monday brutalizing the woman as she walked to church.

Monday's attack comes amid rising reports of hate crimes against people in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

The surge in violence has been linked in part to misplaced blame for coronavirus and former president Donald Trump's use of racially charged terms like "Chinese virus".

A man who was caught on camera kicking an elderly Asian-American woman in the head in NY has been arrested.

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"If I absolutely need to get out for essential things, I'll be more cautious but won't get scared or nervous", she said.

The attack happened late on Monday morning outside an apartment building two blocks from Times Square, a bustling, heavily policed section of midtown Manhattan known as the "Crossroads of the World".

Police said he attacked the 65-year-old woman Monday around 11:40 a.m., seemingly unprovoked.

They say part of the reason they are so angry is that witnesses from a building saw the attack on the elderly Asian woman, but did nothing to help.

Videos posted on social media showed witnesses at the scene did not try to protect her and one man shut the door of a nearby building while the attacker casually walked away.

The property developer and manager of the building, Brodsky Organization, wrote on Instagram that it was aware of the assault and said staff members who witnessed it were suspended pending an investigation. The workers' union said they called for help immediately.

However, Kyle Bragg, the president of the Employees International Union Local 32BJ, said in a statement to the news outlet that the security guard had "called for help immediately". "Solutions best come from community, and leaders outlined additional steps that we can take to best support the safety, community, and mental health needs of those in our community and impacted by acts of hate and bias. We can't just stand back and watch a heinous act happening". The 22-year-immigrant who graduated from New York University last year posted a photo of the envelope on Facebook that evening.

Harassment of and attacks against Asian Americans have risen dramatically during the pandemic.

Jo-Ann Yoo, Asian American Federation Executive Director speaks at an anti-violence press conference where a 65-year-old Asian woman was attacked in NY.



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