Westchester Asian American Democrats Joins Advocacy Groups Commending District Attorney’s Hate Crime Charges in Yonkers Case

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County Advocacy Groups Commend District Attorney’s Charges in Yonkers Hate Crime

WAAD joins ‘Coalition Statement’ noting DA’s action toward justice for Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) and vulnerable communities

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — March 25, 2022 — Amid the backdrop of the one-year mark of the Atlanta spa shootings, which authorities there still have yet to charge as a hate crime, a diverse coalition of advocacy groups across Westchester County released a Coalition Statement commending the actions of the Westchester County District Attorney’s office regarding the March 11th violent attack of a 67-year-old Yonkers Asian American woman.

Coalition Statement:

“As a coalition of advocacy groups in Westchester County, we thank the District Attorney’s office for rightfully charging the horrific violent attack against the 67-year-old Yonkers Asian American woman as a hate crime. In contrast to many prosecutors across the country who fail to bring hate crime charges in unspeakable acts of violence toward Asians, this swift action from DA Mimi Rocah is not only a first step in bringing justice for the Asian American Pacific Islander community but shared progress for all vulnerable communities that face violence and discrimination because of race, gender, disability, identity, religion and background. We stand united in calling for our government and elected officials to act on policies that balance public safety with racial, social and criminal justice.”

CCoHope Indivisible
Hebrew Congregation of Somers
Hispanic Democrats of Westchester
Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center
Indivisible New Rochelle
Indivisible Westchester
Indivisible Westchester Districts 6&7
Indivisible YorktownNY
Inter-Religious Council of New Rochelle
Justice Brandeis Law Society 9th JD
Larchmont/Mamaroneck Indivisible
Lincoln Park Jewish Center
Ludlow Park Residents Association
New Rochelle Branch NAACP
North East Yonkers Muslim Association 
NYCD16 Indivisible

OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates – WHV
Peekskill NAACP, Branch #2170
Pleasantville Community Synagogue
Progressive Women of Pelham
Rivertowns Vote
Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El
Students & Parents Against Campus Anti-Semitism
Tamid Westchester Synagogue
WESPAC Foundation, Inc.
Westchester Asian American Democrats
Westchester Coalition Against Islamaphobia 
Westchester Jewish Council
Westchester Muslim Center 
Westchester Young Democrats
White Plains Islamic Center 
Yonkers NAACP, Unit 2188

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Comments 7

  1. what is the objection to dealing with a crime that is clearly based on a persons ethnicity…Asian Americans have been singled out and it doesn’t matter by whom. the fact remains that Asian Americans have been targeted some because the covid virus eminated from China and some for other reasons entirely but this kind of behavior has to stop and the DA’s office is exactly the place to begin. The DA is the only county wide law enforcement agency and the District Attorney is the chief law enforcement officer of the county.

    1. This has nothing to do with COVID or the China Virus. Asians have always been targeted out of jealousy. They tend to be quiet and move along to get along. Blacks commit the majority of bias crime in Westchester.

    1. It is known that blacks are the aggressors in most of these unprovoked attacks on Asians….. It’s been going on for years now. So why now all of a sudden is there a coalition and advocacy groups advocating for asians? Election time? Politicians locally and nationally have been scared to say this very truth in fear of being cancelled for years now. Jamaal Bowman’s facade at that briefing regarding this incident in yonkers last week was laughable. He is for the very thing (bail reform) that enabled this woman to be savagely pummeled. Sadly, lots of woke fools will be bamboozled with Bowman’s and other progressives antics and believe he and they are uniters all of a sudden. Comical

  2. Restored confidence in Westchester law enforcement entities to effectively respond to hate crimes. Local law enforcement must be cognizant that the DA’s office can only successfully prosecute when a criminal investigation is properly handled. However the DA’s office must be involved from the beginning. Respond to scenes not wait on cases to be delivered. This would have prevented the debacle in the White Plains case. Good job YPD!

    1. Jaamal Bowman appeared on the steps of Yonkers City Hall with nothing to say-the reason being that this was once again a person of color(male black) beating the living shit out of an elderly Asian female-this hate crime did not fit his narrative . The FBI statistics indicate almost 97% of Asian hate crimes and also those hate crimes against Jews are committed by people of color .

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