I am surprised they are even showing this in the news. At least he was arrested and charged with a hate cimre
I don't see where they state anything about this person being a BLM activist. Am I missing something.
And if you provide more info to show us that, are you claiming then, that a large portion of the thousands of hate crimes in the last year directed at Asian Americans are from BLM activists?
"Stop AAPI Hate, a hate tracker created last year by several Asian American groups, has recorded more than 2,800 incidents of racism and discrimination targeting Asian Americans between March and December 2020."
Since YOU brought up the political affiliation of the person committing this act, maybe we should find out which party was trying to condemn these hate crimes and which party was trying to pretend that they don't exist:
Only 14 Republicans voted to denounce racism, violence; remainder called Democratic effort ‘woke culture on steroids’
The Democratic resolution, which was approved last September by a 243-164 vote, called on all public officials to condemn anti-Asian sentiment and to investigate hate crimes after a rise in aggressions against Asians who were being blamed for the pandemic.
But only 14 House Republicans signed on to the bill, while the remainder called the legislation an election-year effort to slam then-President Donald Trump, who regularly used inflammatory phrases like “the China Virus,” “Wuhan Virus,” and “Kung flu” to fault China for the unabated death toll in the United States. However many of the president’s critics say his words also served to perpetuate anti-Asian sentiments.
While speaking out against the resolution, Republican lawmakers defended Trump, saying the president was directing his frustration toward China’s government and not Asian Americans.
Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan called the measure “just another opportunity to attack the president.”
Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs called it “woke culture on steroids.”
Republican minority leader Kevin McCarthy said the bill was “ridiculous” and a “waste of time” as the House was about to adjourn for the week without an agreement on additional coronavirus relief.
“At the heart of this resolution is the absurd notion that referring to the virus as a Wuhan virus or the China virus is the same as contributing to violence against Asian Americans, which I will tell you no one on this side of the aisle supports,” McCarthy said at the time.
Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., fired back, calling Republican opposition to the resolution “disgraceful.”
“The president is fueling racism and inspiring violent attacks on Asian Americans and Asian immigrants,” Takano said.
Many of the 14 Republicans who supported the resolution were set to retire or had been facing competitive races in November election. They included Georgia Rep. Robert Woodall, Florida Rep. Daniel Webster, Indiana Rep. Susan Brooks, Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, Washington Rep. Jamie Herrera Butler, Texas Rep. Will Hurd, New York Rep. John Katko, Texas Rep. Michael McCaul, New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith, Ohio Rep. Steve Stivers, Michigan Rep. Fred Upton, Missouri Rep. Ann Wagner, and Oregon Rep. Greg Walden.
Last fall, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also warned that xenophobic rhetoric was encouraging “a disturbing epidemic of hate and discrimination” against Asian Americans and Asian immigrants, including physical and verbal assaults and attacks on Asian businesses that have increased exponentially since."
metmike: I just don't understand why anybody would actually oppose a resolution condemning hate crimes against Asian Americans..........other than them not wanting to recognize the reality of their existence in order to avoid accountability that Trump may have played a role. That's pretty pathetic in my view. Putting politics ahead of trying to crush hate crimes.
Oh, wait, the democrats were just inventing this to make Trump look bad again. Yes, they are very good at that. But sometimes, like with this topic, it's the reality based on the facts and observations.
You were kind enough to recognize/point it out for us Gunter....thanks. Now take this incident and multiply it by thousands and imagine what it's like.
In June 2020, he also recorded a video of himself participating in the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) in Seattle, where he filmed and later posted anti-Trump and anti-police content. "...