Hate Crimes and Incidents

Chicago Police Deny Hate-crime in Drowning of Vietnamese Fisherman

Mike Liu

Police have arrested a 31 year old skinhead in the death of Sept. 1 dawn attack on an elderly Vietnamese man, who drowned as a result of the attack.

John Haley, part of a group of five young whites, pushed Du Doan from the back into Montrose Harbor. Doan, a retired father of three, could not swim. He drowned almost immediately when other fishermen could not save him with poles and nets.

Indian American Nearly Beat to Death in Delaware

Four white thugs nearly beat a young 21-year-old Indian American to death. On August 26th in New Castle, Delaware, while he was pumping gas at a 7-Eleven, the victim was attacked and pursued. While running away, he was beaten three times with brass knuckles and a baseball bat.

He suffered serious multiple injuries, including a fractured skull and broken nose, a cut under his eye, and lost teeth. The victim, who was also robbed of $5.

Filipino Family Fights Police Brutality in San Jose

From the Justice for Custodio Family Campaign

70 protesters representing Filipino organizations and youth groups, and a growing rallied outside the San José Superior Court Hall of Justice on May 15th, demanding justice for Marlo, Romel, and Marilou Custodio. The three Evergreen Valley residents are charged with resisting arrest and obstructing a police officer. during a February 5th incident.

Police Officer Assaults Illinois Sikh American Veteran

Thanks to Anthony Loui

PRESS RELEASE from The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Washington D.C., April 11, 2007 -- The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), the oldest Sikh American civil rights and advocacy organization in the country, today called upon the Joliet Police Department to investigate the actions of one of its officers when patrolling a local neighborhood.

17-Year-Old Filipina Beaten for being 'Chinese' on New York MTA Bus

by Mike Liu

A dozen black youth attacked a Filipino American teen who for looking "Chinese" while riding an MTA bus in Brooklyn on her way home from school, while the bus driver stood by.

Marie Stefanie Martinez, 17 said she was wearing her Catholic school uniform when she was attacked on the bus at 3:30 p.m. Friday. She said she was laughed at when she tried to defend herself, with the bullies mocking her accent.

Islamic-American Organization Finds Jump in anti-Muslim Acts

by Mike Liu

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) found that reports of discrimination, harassment and violence against Muslims increased over 30 percent in 2005 from the previous year. They also found an increase of 9 percent of anti-Muslim hate crimes during the same time.

In 2005 CAIR said it had also received 153 reports of anti-Muslim hate crimes and 1,972 such hate incidents. The states of California, Illinois, and New York accounted for 40% of these acts.

Islamic-American Organization Finds Jump in anti-Muslim Acts

by Mike Liu
10/18/06

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) found that reports of discrimination, harassment and violence against Muslims increased over 30 percent in 2005 from the previous year. They also found an increase of 9 percent of anti-Muslim hate crimes during the same time.

In 2005 CAIR said it had also received 153 reports of anti-Muslim hate crimes and 1,972 such hate incidents. The states of California, Illinois, and New York accounted for 40% of these acts.

Viet Worker in Harassed and Fired in MA - Lubrizol Corp Sued for National Origin Discrimination:

EEOC Says Vietnamese-American Employee Taunted and had Work Sabotaged, and Co-worker Fired for Supporting Him

from a EEOC press release

BOSTON - Noveon, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Lubrizol Corporation, violated federal law by harassing an employee of Chinese and Vietnamese national origin, forcing him to quit, and terminating another employee who stood up for him, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

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