For one, it shows what appears to be yet another hate-fueled attack on an Asian person, part of a worrisome rise in attacks on Asian Americans.
Wong, who is an elected official in West Chester, Ohio, unbutton his shirt to show his battle scars and asked, "I'm going to show you what questions about patriotism look like". The New York Times reported: "As the violent scene unfolded in Manhattan, three men watched from the lobby of a nearby luxury apartment building". 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. Go and try and help.
Two bystanders - apartment building employees - who witnessed the attack were suspended following criticism that they did not intervene in the attack. "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".
Shea called Monday's attack "disgusting", telling TV station NY1: "I don't know who attacks a 65-year-old woman and leaves her on the street like that". Even after the assailant walked away and the woman was left on the ground, one man inside the building closed the door after seeing her. There were 11 such attacks by the same time a year ago.
On Tuesday, the company that owns the building from which the security footage was recorded said that staff members featured in the video had been suspended pending an investigation. "I don't get it why they would attack an Asian woman in the street, I feel so bad for her".
Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., who has spearheaded legislation to combat hate crimes related to the Covid-19 pandemic, said the video embodied the lack of empathy toward Asian Americans.
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An arrest was made early Wednesday in a brutal attack on a 65-year-old Asian woman that drew widespread outrage after footage of the assault was released.
They say the workers did call for help immediately, and are asking people to avoid rushing to judgement until all of the facts are determined.
Kyle Bragg, the president of the local union SEIU 32BJ, said the union is investigating the incident and the actions of the door staff.
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 Kari's daughter. He is not suspected in Monday's attack. Tips from the public led to his apprehension, police said.
Shea recently said the agency would increase its outreach and patrols in predominantly Asian communities.
Attorney General Merrick Garland on Tuesday ordered a review of how the Justice Department can best deploy its resources to combat hate crimes during a surge in incidents targeting Asian-Americans. The group, which tracks incidents of discrimination, hate and xenophobia against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the US, said that number is "only a fraction of the number of hate incidents that actually occur".