SAN FRANCISCO, CA– It has come to light recently that the attacks on Asian’s in this country have become rampant.
While innocent individuals being attacked, assumingly for their race, is disturbing in itself, it is even more disturbing when a person of authority, such as a District Attorney, justifies those actions.
Many are outraged after an 84-year-old Asian man was killed in San Francisco, and the District Attorney, Chesa Boudin, justified the actions of the killer.
In a New York Times article, Boudin says Antoine Watson was having “some sort of temper tantrum,” a term more often used to describe toddlers, ABC7 reported.
Eric Lawson, Vicha Ratanapkadee’s son-in-law said in a statement:
“I don’t buy it for a second, I don’t buy it for a second. He knew what he was doing. Hearing this excuse of a hissy fit is really upsetting,”
Chesa Boudin meant what he said that Antoine Watson was having a "temper tantrum" when he murdered Vicha Ratanapkadee.
Chesa always sides with the criminal.
Family outraged over SF DA's description of 84-year-old Asian man's suspected killerhttps://t.co/aWLJ8aXbCE
— ultrapurwater (@ultrapurwater) March 3, 2021
Boudin’s comments are insensitive to say the least, and now Lawson and his wife, Monthanus Ratanapakdee, are grappling with feelings of disgust after hearing the excuses used to justify the murder of their father.
While clutching a framed photo of her father, and dressed completely in black, as is customary for someone in mourning, Monthanus said “It’s breaking my heart”, as she stood at the site where the January 28th attack occurred.
ABC7 News anchor Dion Lim was the first to break this horrifying video, showing Vicha shoved to the ground and killed by, according to police, 19-year-old Watson, who was arrested for murder and elder abuse.
In the Times article, Boudin cites video evidence where Watson is allegedly seen hitting a car with his hand.
As expected, these excuses do not sit well with Ratanapkadee’s family.
“A temper tantrum… you can hit a car…you cannot hit or kill a human,”
According to police documents, which were obtained by ABC7 News, Watson was seen on video returning to a BMW, retrieving a phone, walking back to Ratanapakdee and appeared to take photos of his body. He is then seen returning to the vehicle and gets inside.
Lim has reached out to Boudin for clarification on his statement to the Times, but has not received a response as of this writing.
Ratanapkadee’s family expressed their gratitude for the community’s support, and are seeking two things.
First, Lawson said:
“I want to know the truth, a clear truth,”
After placing flowers at her father’s makeshift memorial outside a garage where the crime happened, Monthanus made references to the many attacks on Asian Americans in the Bay Area and around the country, ABC7 News reported.
Monthanus stated that the second thing she would like is awareness, saying:
“I hope my father’s case raise awareness for the Asian community… I wish the Asian community speaks up.”
Watson’s next court appearance is scheduled for Thursday, March 4th.
A GoFundMe set up by the family will continue to collect funds to pay for a possible billboard or mural to raise awareness of violence toward the Asian community and to help start a college fund for Vicha’s two beloved grandchildren.
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Hundreds of activists rally against ‘white supremacy’ after a black man stabbed an Asian man in NYC
February 24, 2021
The following article contains editorial content written by a retired Chief of Police and current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today.
NEW YORK, NY- File this under “What the Hell?”
Activists in New York last week held a rally against “white supremacy” to protest the attack of an Asian man who was slashed with a box cutter on a New York subway by a black man.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Social justice warriors were protesting against white supremacy over an incident where an Asian was attacked by a black man.
Several hundred people from the Washington Square Park “Unite Against White Nationalism” rally are now marching through Chelsea.
This protest is in response to anti-Asian/AAPI violence happening in New York and across the country. pic.twitter.com/Qy3kG3tRiK
— NYC Protest Updates (@protest_nyc) February 20, 2021
Last Saturday, hundreds of protesters showed up at New York City’s Washington Square Park and then marched through the streets of Manhattan, shouting, “Whose streets? Our streets.”
At one point, they gathered in front of Macy’s department store on 34th Street, with one carrying a sign reading, “White nationalism is the virus.”
If that sounds confusing to you, join the club.
Unite Against White Nationalism rally currently underway at Washington Square Park.
Activists are demanding justice against the influx of anti-Asian/AAPI violence that has always been around but which has flourished in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. https://t.co/0uEv1yKmSo pic.twitter.com/OBto2SVITA
— talia JANE (@itsa_talia) February 20, 2021
March organizers publicized the event as “seeking justice for the attack on Noel Quintana,” with a promotional poster reading, “End the violence toward Asians. Let’s unite against white nationalism.”
Reports said that Quintana, a native of Manila in the Philippines was randomly attacked on February 3 on a crowded subway car during morning rush hour as he headed to work.
It was said that the random attacker kicked Quintana’s tote bag, and when he complained about it, the man slashed his face from ear to ear with a box cutter.
As is typical for New York, no bystanders offered to step in or call for help, which forced Quintana to seek help on his own. As a result of the incident, Quintana required approximately 100 stitches to close the wound.
🚨WANTED for an ASSAULT:On 2/3/21 at approx.8:27 AM,on a Manhattan bound “L” 🚂 The suspect slashed a 61 year old male victim on the right cheek with a box cutter causing physical injuries.Any info call or DM NYPDTips at 800-577-TIPS.Reward up to $2,500. @NYPDDetectives @NYPDShea pic.twitter.com/Uk9f8rVMzt
— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) February 4, 2021
When police issued a “description” of the attacker, he was identified as “wearing a black mask with a Louis Vuitton log and a black North Face coat. That was it. No physical description. Why? Political correctness.
The NYPD conveniently left out an important detail.
The suspect had black skin and an afro. Kind of important to know, right?
But in 2021, that is no longer allowed; to do otherwise would be exercising white privilege, being systemically racist…you know, one of those buzzwords.
Police had clear video surveillance footage of the suspect, yet failed to put it out?
Why? Simple…it would have been politically incorrect, and probably in violation of some type of policy drafted by social justice warriors.
However by not issuing a description, the victim—Mr. Quintana—was given a grave disservice.
The apparent disconnect between the police release and the actual suspect wasn’t lost on some Twitter users, who released a photo of the suspect.
“This is the suspect if you want to identify him,” said conservative commentator Ian Miles Cheong Sunday.
This is the suspect if you want to identify him. pic.twitter.com/yhrorqB67Z
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) February 21, 2021
Later reports said that a man was arrested in the assault, however his name was not available.
The Philippine Daily Mirror reported that according to the Migrants Center where Quintana volunteers, the latest attack on an Asian American is part of an explosion in such crimes.
“We see the attack on Quintana as the latest manifestation of the rising hate crimes against Asian Americans not only in New York but across the United States,” they said in a statement.
Also, according to the Queens Chronicle, that crimes against Asian Americans in New York City “ballooned to 1,900 percent in the last year…”
Yet another poster at the “anti-racism”, “anti-white supremacy” rally showed a picture of Vicha Ratanapakdee, an 84-year-old Thai immigrant who was killed in January in San Francisco in an unprovoked attack.
Apparently in this case, a man came running across the street and slammed into him, knocking him to the ground. In that case, a 19-year-old black man, Antoine Watson, was arrested and charged with Ratanapakdee’s murder earlier this month.
As in the case of Quintana, some questioned why the assault of a Thai immigrant by a black man somehow fit the narrative of “white supremacy.”
“IS there a shred of evidence that 84-year-old Vicha Ratanapakdee was killed by white nationalism?” asked journalist Lee Fang.
Former Republican candidate Joshua Foxworth responded by saying, clearly tongue-in-cheek was: “’White nationalism’ is to blame for black people assaulting Asians.”
“White nationalism” is to blame for black people assaulting Asians https://t.co/7yae4XvLLS
— FoxworthForCongress (@FoxworthFor14) February 21, 2021
The attack on the Filipino national was yet another in a series of unprovoked attacks on Asian Americans in the San Francisco Bay area over recent history.
In one such incident, yet another black man, 28-year-old Yahya Muslim was arrested for shoving a 91-year-old man to the pavement from behind, and then knocking down two other Chinese pedestrians in Oakland’s Chinatown area.
All of these attacks occurred in broad daylight.
However no matter what race the suspects are, it’s always the fault of white supremacy. The same was alleged in the California attacks which were once again blamed on white people.
In speaking to the assaults in the Bay Area, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen said that Asians must recognize that the violence is “part of a pattern of white supremacy.”
He even made the ridiculous argument that no matter if the assailants are black, “the solution is not to fall back on racist assumptions of our own but to hold the system of white supremacy responsible for dividing us.”
of our own but to hold the system of white supremacy responsible for dividing us.
— Viet Thanh Nguyen (@viet_t_nguyen) February 12, 2021
So, let’s get this straight. It is the fault of whites that black men are attacking Asian Americans. Ok.
If you can understand the following diatribe by a “diversity activist” in San Francisco, Michelle Kim, good luck.
She said, Asians have “more work to do to eradicate anti-blackness.” Why? Because they have a “perceived proximity to whiteness because their “solidarity work with other marginalized communities” was covered up.
In a recent article on the explosion of hate crimes against Asians, and while acknowledging that the attacks on elderly Asians were perpetrated by blacks, in asking “who is [our] real enemy?” she had a ready answer. “White supremacy culture”
One has to question why or to what end denying who the true perpetrators of the anti-Asian violence in cities across the US will accomplish?
Some on social media had the same question, pointing out the dishonesty of shifting the blame away from those actually committing the crimes.
In pointing out the consequences of such a deception, one commenter said, “Don’t expect them to stop without addressing who the real perpetrators are. If sacrificing your grandma to prove you aren’t racist is worth it, go ahead.”
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