Dozens of recent violent attacks and murders of Asian Americans, many of them elderly, have been committed by black people, something the media has chosen to either downplay or ignore, not only because the race of the alleged assailants doesn't fit the mainstream-media narrative about white supremacy but perhaps because the attacks are so brutal: Mac Donald describes, for example, how "two 19-year-olds and a 20-year-old walked into a San Francisco laundromat where a 67-year-old man was sitting".
The 65-year-old woman was walking in midtown Manhattan a few blocks from Times Square on Monday afternoon when a man approached her and kicked her in the stomach, knocking her to the ground, police said.
Elliot was arrested and taken into custody just after 1 a.m. Wednesday and charged with attempted assault as a hate crime, two counts of assault as a hate crime, assault and attempted assault for the attack that sent the woman to a local hospital with a broken pelvis, according to a statement to Oxygen.com from the New York City Police Department. He later casually walked away, the footage shows.
NY city launched plans last week to deploy an all-Asian undercover police team to combat a rise in hate crimes against Asians, which included shooting attacks at Atlanta-area spas this month in which six Asian women were killed. Authorities are still weighing whether that attack should be prosecuted as a hate crime.
"We are extremely distraught by the horrific attack that occurred outside our building, and our hearts go out to the victim", the company said Wednesday.
"I don't care who you are, I don't care what you do, you got to help your fellow New Yorker", he said.More news: GOP delegation demands answers amid escalating Biden border crisis
That tally was made before the Times Square attack, which New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called "absolutely disgusting and outrageous".
"If you see someone being attacked, do whatever you can", he said.
"Make noise - call out what's happening".
"Go and try and help, immediately call for help". "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".
Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the attack "horrifying and repugnant".
The NYPD's Hate Crime Task Force has asked anyone with information to contact the department's confidential hot line or submit tips online. No arrests have been made.More news: Biden sets out 'once-in-a-generation' $2 tn infrastructure plan
The woman was hospitalized with serious injuries.
The union that represents the workers seen in the video say they have been suspended pending further investigation. Their union said they called for help immediately.
In July, about 150 members of Congress called on the Justice Department to take action against crimes targeting Asian Americans, and last week a bipartisan group of former US attorneys penned an open letter expressing support for the Asian-American community and condemning acts of hatred against any group.
"When you're releasing people from prison and you're putting them in homeless shelters you're asking for trouble", NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea told WPIX-TV.
The NYPD has tallied 26 anti-Asian incidents this year, including 12 assaults, compared with eight stemming from misplaced blame for the coronavirus pandemic at the same time last year, according to Deputy Inspector Jessica Corey, commanding officer of the department's Hate Crimes Task Force.More news: Gaetz: 'Sexual Conduct' Probe Is Based on False Allegations