A hate crimes bill to combat violence against Asian Americans in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic passed the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly on Thursday, a rare bipartisan vote in the evenly divided chamber. Freddie Joyner has more.
At ABC Action News, we’ve reported the increase in anti-Asian hate crimes across the nation. Thankfully, the Tampa Bay area hasn’t seen increased hate crimes directed at Asian Americans. Yet, many say they still feel uneasy when going out in public.
When tragedy struck across the country in Georgia, Tam Nguyen helped fellow members of his Southern California Vietnamese-American community start defense courses and assert themselves in the face of racism. Gloria Tso reports.
Hate crime legislation intended to combat violence against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic advanced in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, easily overcoming the Senate procedural tool known as the filibuster. Gloria Tso reports.
Asians and Asian Americans are facing increased discrimination linked to the spread of the novel coronavirus, impacting businesses as well as individuals. In New York City’s Chinatown, restaurant owner Rose Wu says business has dropped significantly since the coronavirus outbreak.
CNN congressional correspondent Lauren Fox profiles Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), the lawmaker former President Donald Trump and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) are backing to replace Rep. Liz Cheney if she is ousted from her leadership position as GOP conference chairwoman.
CNN political commentator SE Cupp explains her new op-ed comparing former President Donald Trump and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s response to investigations, specifically a pair of independent investigations into allegations that Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed or behaved inappropriately toward several women. Gov. Cuomo has not commented about either investigation, except to ask for the public to wait for their conclusions before passing judgment on him.
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio brief the media about a 43-year-old NYPD officer who was struck and killed on the Long Island Expressway by an intoxicated driver who fled the scene and was later arrested.
[NFA] Public high schools in New York City will welcome students back for in-person instruction on March 22, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday, the latest step by the United States' largest school system to open classrooms shuttered due to COVID-19. Freddie Joyner has more.
The New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force is now investigating four of six recent attacks at different Bronx synagogues as possible hate crimes, NYPD Detective Francis Sammon said. CNN’s Evan McMorris-Santoro has the details.
Garrett Rolfe, the former Atlanta police officer charged in the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks in a Wendy’s parking lot, was wrongly terminated, the Atlanta Civil Service Board has ruled. CNN’s Ryan Young reports.
Florida's legislature on Thursday passed sweeping voting restrictions, including stricter requirements about drop box staffing and requiring voters to apply more frequently for mail-in ballots. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
[NFA] President Joe Biden marked his 100th day in office with a trip to Georgia on Thursday to visit former President Jimmy Carter and promote his plans to spend trillions of dollars to rebuild the U.S. economy. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Credit: Atlanta Police DepartmentThe Atlanta Police Department has released the body camera video from two police officers showing a driver being pulled from a burning car on Sunday afternoon. A police department statement says officers reported to a petrol station where a car accident had happened and saw that a driver was having a seizure and was trapped inside a burning vehicle. The video shows the officers breaking windows open and using fire extinguishers to put out the fire before they're able to open the door and pull the driver out. The statement says the driver and some of the officers were taken to hospital with minor injuries.
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