Maricia Bell, 25, has been accused of attacking three Asian ladies aged 75, 63 and 34 together with a 23-year-old Asian man
A lady has been arrested for an allegedly attacking 4 Asian individuals over the course of a number of months in Queens, New York.
Maricia Bell, 25, is charged with hate crimes after allegedly attacking three ladies aged 75, 63 and 34 together with a 23-year-old man.
The 4 incidents have been all separate and started on March 23 however noticed Bell punch her victims and even use a metallic instrument as a part of the alleged assault.
In the course of the first assault, Bell is alleged to have yelled at her sufferer, ‘Why are you speaking to me?’ earlier than punching the person in a parking zone in Flushing.
An identical assault was then dedicated towards a 34-year-old girl inside a bodega in Pomonok on June 16.
The next month, on July 11, she is accused of hitting a 63-year-old girl within the face whereas the sufferer was strolling close to 72nd Avenue and Parsons Boulevard, additionally in in Pomonok.
The most recent incident occurred early on Wednesday morning a couple of block away from the place she is alleged to have hit a 75-year-old girl with a hammer.
Bell has been charged with various hate crimes along with assault, harassment and theft, in accordance with police.
Bell has 5 prior arrests together with one from March for which she was charged with assault as a hate crime in accordance with the New York Post.
71-43 Kissena Blvd. in Pomonok/Flushing, Queens. On March 23, at 8:55am, at 71-43 Kissena Blvd, the suspect, allegedly Maricia Bell, appeared on the sufferer, requested, ‘why are you taking a look at me?’ after which punched the 23-year-old Asian man within the face inflicting minor scratches
The alleged assaults are simply one among many who have focused Asians citywide, with near 100 anti-Asian hate crimes being reported to authorities this 12 months, in accordance with the NYPD with not less than 260 because the begin of the pandemic.
Activists and police officers say many extra incidents weren’t labeled as hate crimes or went unreported.
In December 2020 an Asian Hate Crime Activity Power was fashioned inside the NYPD, to encourage victims to report the assaults.
Invoice de Blasio, mayor of New York Metropolis, mentioned final month that the town was working to extend communication with neighborhood leaders, creating a web site to assist individuals report and reply to assaults, and focusing subway patrols on attainable bias crimes.
‘For those who dare to lift your hand towards a member of our Asian communities, you’ll endure the implications,’ he mentioned.
Anti-Asian hate crime reported to police in 15 of America’s largest cities and counties, rose 169%, from 32 to 86, within the first quarter of 2021 compared to the primary quarter of 2020
Anti-Asian hate crimes reported to police in 15 of America’s largest cities and counties, rose 169%, from 32 to 86, within the first quarter of 2021 compared to the primary quarter of 2020, in accordance with an evaluation of official preliminary knowledge by the Heart for the Research of Hate & Extremism (CSHE) at California State College, San Bernardino.
As an illustration, Asians type 35% of San Francisco’s inhabitants. Within the first quarter of 2020, the variety of reported hate crimes went from 5 to 12 which is a rise of 169%.
Equally, 14.5% of New Yorkers are Asian. The variety of filed experiences went up from 13 to 42 which results in a complete of 223%.
At the very least 11.6% Angelenos in Better Los Angeles Space are Asians. The variety of circumstances has gone up from 5 to 9 which is about 80% enhance. In Boston, Asians type about 9.7% of Bostonians. Their variety of reported crimes has additionally gone up from 5 to eight which is about 60%.
Former President Donald Trump repeatedly referred to as COVID-19 the ‘Chinese language virus,’ and was accused of stoking hatred in the direction of Asian-American individuals.
Individuals take part in a protest to demand an finish to anti-Asian violence in April in New York
The protest which numbered near 3000 and was made up of activists, residents and native politicians, march throughout the Brooklyn Bridge after an increase in hate crimes towards Asians
Brandon Elliot kicked Vilma Kari to the bottom and hit her repeatedly after yelling a racial slur at her in Manhattan. He was out on parole for murdering his personal mom on the time
In March, Vilma Kari was strolling to church in midtown Manhattan when Brandon Elliot, 38, approached her, knocked her to the bottom and kicked her repeatedly.
Elliot kicked her to the bottom and hit her repeatedly after yelling a racial slur. He was out on parole for murdering his personal mom on the time.
In one other incident in the identical month in San Francisco, Xiao Zhen Xie mentioned she was standing at a site visitors crossing on Market Road on Wednesday when a person punched her within the face.
The 76-year-old grabbed a follow defend herself and started beating the person. She then lunged at him once more whereas he was being taken away on a stretcher.
In Could, an Asian dad was punched within the head 14 instances in an unprovoked assault whereas pushing his toddler’s stroller by San Francisco in broad daylight.
The 36-year-old father, who recognized himself as solely ‘Bruce’, was strolling his child in Mission bay neighborhood of San Francisco on Friday afternoon when a person got here as much as him and punched him from behind.
He was seen on surveillance footage getting knocked to the bottom and blocking the 14 blows to his head and again as his son’s stroller slowly rolls away. When his attacker backs off, the daddy is seen protectively operating to his son’s stroller whereas pedestrians and prospects look on in shock.
ALLEGED ANTI-ASIAN ASSAULTS
- On March 23, at 8:55am, at 71-43 Kissena Blvd, the suspect appeared on the sufferer, requested, ‘why are you taking a look at me?’ after which punched the 23-year-old Asian man within the face inflicting minor scratches.
- On June 16, at 6:14pm, inside a grocery retailer positioned at 70-63 Parsons Blvd, the suspect approached a 34-year-old Asian girl, requested her, ‘why are you taking a look at me?’ then punched her at the back of the top with a closed fist.
- On July 11, at 10pm, on the nook of 72nd Avenue and Parsons Blvd, the suspect approached a 73-year-old Asian girl in a parking zone and punched her within the cheek inflicting ache and swelling.
- On July 21, at 7:30am, the suspect approached a 75-year-old Asian girl gathering cans from behind, and struck her at the back of the top with an unknown object.