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  • In late January, a suspect was caught on camera violently shoving a 91 year old Asian man to the ground in Oakland, California's Chinatown district.

  • It was one of three similar incidents captured by surveillance camera in Chinatown that day allegedly perpetrated by the same person.

  • The video sparked Outrage online and caught the attention of Chinese American actor Daniel Wu, who grew up in the Bay Area.

  • I often frequent in Chinatown is a kid, and my aunt had a bakery in Chinatown.

  • So I know that area really, really well.

  • So it really hit home.

  • The incidents prompted Wu to team up with fellow actor Daniel Dae Kim toe offer a $25,000 reward for information on the suspect.

  • For us, this is a daily, almost daily occurrence that we see news like this and and so it was this This reward that we were offering for this single incident was really just the straw that broke the camel's back, and both Daniel and I thought that we have to do something more than just speak about this.

  • We have to do something more than just a retweet or, you know, try and use our platforms to say something we needed to put, quite frankly, our money where our mouth is to raise awareness for it in the way that we're able to talk about it right now.

  • Oakland Police Chief Laurent Armstrong think the actors efforts to apprehend the suspect, who was later identified as 28 year old Yahya Muslim and now faces multiple assault charges.

  • But China Town has seen other attacks.

  • Carl Chan, president of the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, described a wave of crime hitting the neighborhood, which has residents and business owners on edge within the community.

  • There, many seniors who live inside China, they are also afraid to walk on their own streets and many employees expressing their fear.

  • Working, you know, in the old stores and uh and that definitely, you know it's impacting.

  • You know, the daily life off many off the rest students to help protect the community.

  • Newly sworn in, Armstrong said his department is devoting more resource is to Chinatown, moving a command post to the district and increasing routine patrols just in time for the Lunar New Year.

In late January, a suspect was caught on camera violently shoving a 91 year old Asian man to the ground in Oakland, California's Chinatown district.

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Residents on edge as crime wave targets Oakland's Chinatown

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/12
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