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House to vote on bill to address anti-Asian hate crimes

The House will vote on a bill Tuesday to address the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act was overwhelmingly approved last month by the Senate by a vote of 94 to 1. The legislation would direct the Justice Department to expedite the review of hate crime […]

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Prosecutor plans to seek death penalty in spa shootings

A man accused of killing eight people, six of them women of Asian descent, in shootings at three Atlanta-area massage businesses was indicted Tuesday on murder charges, and a prosecutor filed notice that she’ll also seek hate crime charges and the death penalty. A Fulton County grand jury indicted Robert Aaron Long, 22, in the […]

New data shows continued surge in anti-Asian hate crime reports in some major cities

A new report on hate crimes against Asian Americans has found that 2021 is sustaining the troubling trends of 2020 in some major cities. Across 16 of America’s largest cities and counties, there was a 164% increase in anti-Asian hate crime reports to police in the first quarter of 2021 compared to same time period in 2020, […]

Senate passes hate crimes bill to address rise in attacks against Asians

The Senate voted 94-1 Thursday to approve anti-Asian hate crimes legislation aimed at expanding the federal government’s efforts to address the recent rise in these crimes. The bill would identify a point person at the Justice Department who would quickly review hate crime incidents and provide more guidance to state and local entities to make […]