On December 8, 2021, NY1 News published an article titled “NYPD civilian panel investigates hate crimes as cases double.” The NYPD tasked a civilian panel to review more than a hundred cases potentially motivated by bias. The article highlights the following:
Reported hate crimes doubled this year to 503 as of Dec. 5
There were 249 arrests in these cases
Of the 503 reported hate crimes, 129 of them were against Asians
Jennifer Wu, Co-Chair of AABANY’s Women’s Committee and a Partner of Paul, Weiss who has represented hate crime victims pro bono, is quoted in the article: “When people experience economic stress or a plague, a majority of people tend to blame a class of people.”
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NY1 covered the Sept. 7 Queens public hearings held by LATFOR, the state legislative commission on redistricting, at which members of ACCORD, including AABANY, AALDEF and MinKwon, presented testimony in support of fair redistricting that gives Asian Americans a meaningful voice in the electoral process.