A suspect was arrested in New York City this week for allegedly attacking a 61-year-old Asian man in Manhattan; the latest in a series of incidents aimed at the Asian community in cities across the United States.
“Police have made an arrest in the assault of a 61-year-old Asian man who is now fighting for his life,” reports ABC New York. “Authorities say 49-year-old Jarrod Powell was taken into custody thanks to tips from the community, who identified him as the suspect who stomped the victim in East Harlem in a vicious unprovoked attack.”
“As New Yorkers, we shouldn’t tolerate it,” Assemblyman Ron Kim said. “We come here to say, stop targeting, scapegoating and killing Asian Americans.”
“The Ma family understands this is the act of a single depraved individual and has nothing to do with the community of Harlem at large,” added one community activist.
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) April 28, 2021
According to the NYPD, attacks against Asian residents is up 45% compared to the same period last year.
The suspect has a long history of violent crime, including kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment, sexual misconduct, sex assault.
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NYC SPIRALS: 112 Injured By Gunfire in 9 Days, Local Says ‘Haven’t Seen Anything Like This in My Life’
Violence and gunfire continued to plague New York City since anti-police protests started back in June, with authorities confirming more than 100 people have been shot in the last 9 days.
“There have been 112 victims in 83 shootings over a nine-day period ending Saturday, according to police. Most of those shot were expected to survive, but at least six people have died in the past week and others suffered serious or critical injuries,” reports 1010Wins.
The NYPD on Sunday released this info detailing the nine-day stretch of shootings.
Friday, 6/19 – 8 shooting incidents with 9 victims.
Saturday, 6/20 -18 shooting incidents with 24 victims.
Sunday, 6/21 – 2 shooting incidents with 5 victims.
Monday, 6/22 – 11 shooting incidents with 17 victims.
Tuesday, 6/23 – 10 shooting incidents with 10 victims.
Wednesday, 6/24 – 3 shooting incidents with 5 victims.
Thursday, 6/25 – 5 shooting incidents with 8 victims.
Friday, 06/26 – 9 incidents with 10 victims.
Saturday, 06/27 – 17 incidents with 24 victims.
“It has just been ridiculous how it has taken place, because we saw a serious decline over a five year period and we have working relationships to work with our police department with their community policing,” said one local leader in Brooklyn. “Now look at what we’re faced with. I have not seen anything like this in my entire life living here in New York.”
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NYC SPIRALS: 7 People Shot in 10 MINUTES in Separate Brooklyn Shootings
New York City continued to struggle with an uptick in gun crime in the wake of anti-police protests in all five boroughs, with seven people shot within 10 minutes in separate incidents in Brooklyn.
“Seven people were wounded in three shootings just 10 minutes apart Monday night in different Brooklyn neighborhoods,” reports the NY Post. “The gunplay started at about 10:40 p.m. on Bainbridge Street near Malcolm X Boulevard in Bedford-Stuyvesant.”
“I could see she was breathing, but she wasn’t moving,” said one eyewitness.
“The city reported 40 shootings last week — the most in a week since 2015. In the same time period in 2019, there were 24 shootings,” adds the Post.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Source: NY Post