The New York Police Department said that the police had arrested a man suspected of assaulting an elderly Asian woman in New York City, named Brandon Elliot, who was guilty of aggravated assault and hate crimes. As far as the published photos are concerned, Elliott appears to be of African descent.
The Associated Press reported that Elliott was attacked on Monday. He punched and kicked a 65-year-old Asian woman. The whole process was recorded by the intersection monitor and Shangtang monitor. Afterwards, he found Elliott through clues He lived in a cheap asylum hotel, which was only a few blocks away from the scene of the attack.
The police said, facing charges of hate crime, serious injury, etc., it is not yet known whether he has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf.
Before committing this case, Elliott was sentenced to life imprisonment for stabbing his own mother with a sharp blade in 2002. He was released from prison in 2019 and is currently on parole.
The incident occurred on a street in Midtown Manhattan. According to data from the Hate and Extremism Research Center, by the beginning of this year, the number of such crimes in 16 major cities in the United States had increased by 149% from 2019.
The chilling thing is that New Yorkers are quite cold. The surveillance video found that two people in the building who appeared to be security guards witnessed the attack but did not step forward to stop it. When the old woman fell to the ground, one of them was seen closing the door of the building. At the same time, the vehicles on the road still passed without stopping and did not stop to help.
The building’s management company stated that two administrators have been suspended for investigation.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said, “Monday’s incident was disgusting and heinous. In addition to the innocence of the perpetrator, the indifference of passersby is equally unacceptable.”
De Blasio said: “I don’t care who you are, I don’t care what you were doing at the time. As a New Yorker, you must help the New Yorker. You can do anything to help, including making noise to make the abuser jealous. Get help immediately, such as calling 911. This is the characteristic of all of us. We can’t just look at ourselves and watch the heinous behavior happen before our eyes.”
Descendants of Taiwanese immigrants, Democratic mayoral candidate Andrew Yang said, “The victim is probably my mother.” He also criticized bystanders, saying that their inaction “is the most worthy of review in New York City.”
The police said that as of Sunday, there were 33 hate crimes in New York City this year, and there were 11 such attacks in the same period last year, which is a double.
(Zhongshi News Network)