This year, we were told by CNN and other major media outlets that an uptick in Asian hate crimes across the US was the fault of ‘White Supremacy’. Just 2 days after the Gold Spa shooting where eight people were killed and one was wounded, CNN took to the airwaves to politicize the horrific attack. “The extent to which Trump, who often refused to unequivocally condemn White supremacy, and his enablers are to blame for the rising racial prejudice is at the center of controversy in the wake of Tuesday’s attack.” Said CNN columnist Stephen Collinson.
This week, six men were charged with hate crimes in connection with 170 different attacks of Asian women in the Bay Area. KGO Reports–
“Targeted crimes against the AAPI community across the Bay Area has dramatically increased since the start of the pandemic.
Six men in custody are being charged with hate crimes after San Jose Police arrested them following at least 170 incidents in the past year.
Anthony Robinson of Stockton, Cameron Moody of East Palo Alto, Derje Blanks of San Jose, Hassani Ramsey of Oakland, Clarence Jackson of East Palo Alto and Malik Short of Tracy have been linked to at least 170 incidents of robbery, theft and burglary that targeted members of the AAPI community.
Police say these men specifically targeted more than 100 women because they were Asian American.
“An attack like this is really an attack against the basic premises of this country that as Americans, we are all entitled to equal and fair treatment under the law and that we should all treat one another with respect,” Rosen said. “So, because of those reasons, we charged this as a hate crime.”