Man Arrested for Hate Crime against Asian-American in NYC

Jarrod Powell (49) was arrested by police early on Tuesday morning for attacking a 61 years old Asian man in New York last week, according to NYPC. Powell faces two counts of felony assault. Powell approached the victim at East Harlem corner last Friday, hit and kicked the victim’s head multiple times until his skull broke.

NYPD stated and released the photo of the suspect and investigating this incident as “a hate crime.” The victim transferred to the local hospital and have significant injuries. Since the pandemic began in the U.S., racist hate crime against Asian-Americans significantly increased by almost 150%.

According to PolitiFact, The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University released findings in early March that showed hate crimes against Asian Americans spiked 149% between 2019 and 2020, even though hate crimes overall had declined. These hate crimes’ targets are women and older men in the 16 major big cities.

Hate crimes are undercounted due to trauma that it recalls the scene to bring back due to fear. Most of the hate-crime suspects are using verbal assault and physically attacking people who do not speak English fluently, and victims are unable to defend themselves due to their weaker physicality.

코리일보
Coree ILBO copyright © 2013-2021, All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission.

 

 

Super Pink Moon Visible Tonight on the Northeast Sky

NASA announced that the first supermoon of the year will be “April 26, 2021, appearing opposite the Sun in Earth-based longitude at 11:32 p.m. EDT. [This will be the next day from the Atlantic Daylight Savings timezone eastward across Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia.]  Most commercial calendars are based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) or Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and will show this full Moon occurring on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. The Moon will appear full for about three days around this time, from Sunday night through Wednesday morning,” on its Twitter account.

This “Pinkish color” of the supermoon will be the first supermoon of the year, and the second one will be seen on May 26 when it will brighten the sky one more time. The names of this supermoon are “Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes of North America, the Fish Moon, as this was when the shad swam upstream to spawn,” according to NASA.

The “pink” of the supermoon on April 26 is based on the herb moss pink, which is native to the Eastern United States and known to be the fastest blooming in springtime.

Supermoons seem greater because of the slightly closer distance to Earth. There will be two supermoons this year.

Coree ILBO/ CoreeDaily.com copyright (c) 2013-2021, All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed in whole, or part without the express written permission.

Senate Passes Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Bill by 94-1

Senate. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) introduced, and the Majority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) accompanied the Anti-Asian hate crime bill and the Bill passed with 94-1 on the floor today. The only “no” vote came from Missouri senator Josh Hawley. The bill only needed 60 votes to pass, but both sides of the parties agreed that rising crime against Asians since the beginning of Covid-19 pandemic must be rid of.

Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer stated, “The vote today on the anti-Asian hate crimes bill is proof that when the Senate is given the opportunity to work, the Senate can work to solve important issues.”

This bill is now on the way to the House floor, led by congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY). If it passes the House, it will likely be signed by Pres. Biden. President Biden has encouraged action on preventing hate crimes since the Georgia incident, and the incident in New York City.

Sen. Collins stated, “Crimes motivated by bias against race, national origin, and other characteristics cannot be tolerated.” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer stated, “Over the past several years, the forces of hate and bigotry seemed to have gained strength too often encouraged by our former president,” at the Senate floor. He also added, “The Senate makes it very clear that hate and discrimination against any group [have] no place in America. Bigotry against one is bigotry against all.”

Schumer mentioned the bill’s passage containing two messages: One, the government is in solidarity with the AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islanders) communities. Two, these hate crimes will not be tolerated anymore.

Recently, many Asian Americans have been avoiding going outside for fear of attack by someone without any public protections, especially old people.

Currently, anti-Asian hate crimes are rising around the world, and they must be stopped at some point.

Coree ILBO/ CoreeDaily.com copyright (c) 2013-2021, All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed in whole, or part without the express written permission.

 

 

 

PWC: Early in – Person Voting Begins April 23, 2021

-Prince William County, VA

May 2021 Virginia Republican Convention

On May 8, 2021, the Republican Party of Virginia will hold a disaggregated convention to nominate candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. Prince William County will host one of the convention sites where Republican Party delegates may vote for their nominee from 9 am to 4 pm. Visit the Virginia GOP website for more information about the convention and the election process.

June 2021 Primary Elections

On June 8, 2021, the Commonwealth of Virginia will have a Democratic primary election for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general, as well as several primaries for the House of Delegates representing Prince William County. Democrats in Districts 2, 31 and 50 and Republicans in District 51 will have primary elections.

Early In-Person Voting Begins This Friday

Early in-person voting for all these races begins Friday, April 23, and extends through Saturday, June 5, at three locations:

The days and times for early voting at these locations are as follows:

Days of the Week

Dates

Times

Friday

April 23

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday to Friday

April 26 – May 21

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday to Saturday

May 24 – May 29

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday

May 31

Closed for Memorial Day

Tuesday to Saturday

June 1 – June 5

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

No Voting at the Woodbridge DMV

In the past, the Prince William Office of Elections has used the Woodbridge DMV for early voting. However, because of the ongoing COVID pandemic and limited parking at the DMV, voting is moved to the Dr. A. J. Ferlazzo Building.

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors approved this change in polling location during their March 16 meeting. The Office of Elections will post signs at the DMV for anyone who may accidentally go there to vote, directing them to Ferlazzo.

Coree ILBO/ CoreeDaily.com copyright (c) 2013-2021, All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole, or part without the express written permission.

Derek Chauvin is GUILTY of All Charges in George Floyd Murder

Photo captured from WP Live

A historical moment has arrived at the Hennepin County, Minnesota District Court. Almost a month-long murder trial of Derek Chauvin’s case after the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, had brought tensions between protesters and law enforcement outside of the courthouse. However, the verdict was finally reached today.

The 12 jurors found him guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in George Floyd’s death in May 2020.

The prosecution moved to have Derek Chauvin’s bail revoked. Judge Peter Cahill granted the motion. Chauvin was handcuffed in the courtroom and taken into custody by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office right after Judge finished the verdict. According to Washington Post live,

Judge Cahill said, “eight weeks from now we will have sentencing.”

The maximum sentence for second-degree unintentional murder is imprisonment of not more than 40 years. The maximum sentence for third-degree murder is imprisonment of not more than 25 years. The maximum sentence for second-degree manslaughter is 10 years and/or $20,000.

Keith Ellison, Minnesota attorney general stated at the conference afterward, that he didn’t want to call this “Justice” as justice implies “true restoration.” Ellison stated we can end “racism” now.

George Floyd died on May 25, 2020, after Derek Chauvin, a White police officer, pressed his knee to Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds during the arrest. Floyd was handcuffed face down in the street, while two other officers further restrained Floyd, and a fourth prevented onlookers from intervening. Floyd’s restraint and death were captured on a cellphone camera and sparked global protests Seventeen minutes into the arrest, Floyd was unconscious. Repeatedly while pinned under Chauvin’s knee, he stated that he couldn’t breathe. During the final two minutes, Floyd was motionless and had no pulse. Onlookers repeatedly called out for help upon realization of Floyd’s struggling. Though the officers called for medical assistance, they took no action to treat him. Chauvin kept his knee on Floyd’s neck and back until emergency medical technicians arrived. The incident was captured on video.

코리일보/COREEDAILY

Coree ILBO copyright © 2013-2021. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission.

 

An Active shooter shot at San Antonio International Airport 2 injured, and 1 killed

On Thursday afternoon, a shooting event occurred at the San Antonio International airport, TX. From this incident, 2 people were injured, and the suspect was killed by a park police officer, according to SAPD Chief McManus.

According to the San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, “the man drove into the airport terminal going the wrong way at about 2:30 p.m. A park police officer who was working overtime at the airport confronted the man who immediately got out of his car and opened fire at the officer and the building,” and ” the park police officer encountered the gunman, the officer shot him being incapacitated. The park police officer saved a lot of people at the airport terminal.”

Chief McManus said, “the shooter of earlier today opened fire from a flyover overpass at Highway 281, Loop 1604 and later caused the San Antonio airport incident.”

No one was injured in the earlier incident, but in the second incident at the airport, two persons were injured and transferred to the local hospital. According to Chief McManus, the suspect was shot by the park police officer and transferred to the hospital and pronounced dead at the hospital.

Chief McManus said “[he] had a lot of ammunition and was shooting indiscriminately. We are lucky today not to have a lot of people injured or killed during this event.”

The police were familiar with the man because of previous interactions and said the man had “mental issues.”

코리일보/COREEDAILY

Coree ILBO copyright © 2013-2021. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission.

 

25 Year Cold Case of Kristin Smart Finally Solved

In May of 1996, a college freshman year teen, Kristin Smart (19) disappeared after she attended her school party off-campus. The key suspect, Paul Flores was the last person who had seen Kristin alive. After Kristin went missing, her family filed a civil suit against Paul Flores. Flores has maintained his innocence in the involvement in Kristin’s disappearance, however. However, her family and the detective-in-charge never gave up on Kristin’s case.

The key suspect, Paul Flores (44) was taken into custody with a murder charge on Tuesday morning in San Pedro California, and his father Luben Flores (80) arrested on an accessory charge; San Luis Obispo County sheriff confirmed on Tuesday.

Paul Flores is being held without bail and his father, Luben Flores is being held on a bond of $250,000. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s officials served another search warrant at the Arroyo Grande property this morning. Ian Parkinson, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff held a conference at the California Polytechnic State University where Kristin went to college.

In February, authorities served search warrants on multiple members of the Flores family. Some of the “items” were discovered during searches, investigators said at the time.

In March, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office searched Ruben Flores’s home in Arroyo Grande.

A judge signed the two arrest warrants and two search warrants that were executed today. Parkinson said that the searches may continue into Wednesday, depending on what is found.

Parkinson explained that the cold cases podcast which is Lambert’s podcast, “Your Own Backyard,” brought renewed interest to the investigation. “He took a local story and expanded it into an international story,” Parkinson told reporters. “Once that message got out, we started getting more information… there are a lot of people that are students here that are not from San Luis Obispo. When they graduate, a lot of them will leave, and so they’re dispersed all over the country. That message gets out to the nation, and those people that used to live here at the time might remember something.”

The Smart family expressed how they felt when their fears of Kristin’s death became a reality, “The knowledge that a father and son, despite our desperate pleas for help, could have withheld this horrible secret for nearly 25 years, denying us the chance to lay our daughter to rest, is an unrelenting and unforgiving pain,” in a long heartbroken statement.

코리일보/COREEDAILY

Coree ILBO copyright © 2013-2021. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission.

Responses against Japan’s Fukushima’s Radioactive Water Release

Many neighboring countries are unhappy about the recent Japanese government’s announcement of deciding to release contaminated water from Fukushima plant.

In 2011, an M 9.0 earthquake hit Japan and the Fukushima Nuclear Plant was totally ruined. The region was severely hit by the earthquake and left at least 20,000 people missing. Since then, the leaking contaminated water had been kept at this location.

The fishing industry is strongly against Japan’s release of radioactive water, and subsidies will not be enough to quell their dissent. Many experts, countries, and people are wary of this plan.

Since the announcement, China and Korea have voiced their disagreement, as they are not happy about its decision. The Director-General of IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) Rafael Mariano Grossi, however, welcomed Japan’s announcement. He stated that the IAEA stands ready to provide technical support in monitoring and reviewing the plan’s safe and transparent implementation.

Secretary Antony Blinken said in his Twitter account, “We thank Japan for its transparent efforts in its decision to dispose of the treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi site.”

After Secretary Blinken said on his Twitter, Many people have responded negatively against his statement, by replying: “Seriously?? You ‘thank’ them pouring nuclear wastewater into the open ocean-affecting people from both sides of the ocean???” “US State Department Blinken supported the Japanese government to discharge nuclear sewage from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea. This is a big mistake made by the American government and the biggest mistake in history. It’ll destroy marine ecology.”

Someone even quipped, “If you appreciate Japan this much, and I suggest you drink the treated water and pray that you and your future generations won’t walk on the street with three heads and also have weird kind of cancers. Mind the business that you are supposed to care.”

One person simply replied, “You dumb idiot.”

코리일보/COREEDAILY

Coree ILBO copyright © 2013-2021. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission.

미래학자 최윤식 박사 : Church and Faith in Post-Pandemic Future: Clinic Open to All

“미래학자, 최윤식 박사와 함께 미래 통찰력을 경험하라”

“교회 함께 가자”처치 클리닉(대표 손기성)에서는 4월 26일 (월) 오후 7:30 분 오픈 강좌를 진행한다. 4월 강좌의 강사는 미래학자로 널리 알려진 최윤식 박사가 진행한다.  최윤식 박사는 ‘2030 대담한 미래’ ‘앞으로 5년 한국의 미래 시나리오’ ‘제 4의 물결이 온다’ 등 미래에 나타날 다양한 현상들을 예견한 서적들을 출간하고 독자들에게 많은 통찰력을 가질 수 있는 기회를 제공해왔다. 최박사는 지난 2014년에도 처치클리닉을 통해 워싱턴 지역 사회와 소통을 하기도 했으며, 당시 세미나를 통해 많은 사람들에게 미래에 대한 사고를 넓히는 계기를 마련해 주기도 했다.

손기성 목사는 “현재 나타나는 펜데믹 시대의 현상을 학자로서 명확하게 분석하고, 교회가 나아가야 할 방향성과 신앙인으로 준비하며 살아야 할 삶의 태도 들을 또 한번 제시하는 시간이 될 것이다.” 그리고” 펜데믹으로 인해 변화될 미래에 대한 고민은 목회자 뿐 아니라 일반 성도들에게도 절실한 부분이다. 그러기에 더 없이 유익한 시간이 될 것이다.” 고 말했다.

참가비는 없으며, 줌을 통한 화상 강의로 진행되기 때문에 반드시 사전접수가 필요하다.

접수 및 문의는 (703) 334-7602 나 [email protected] 으로 하거나 카카오톡 아이디 churchclinic 을 통해 쉽게 할 수 있다.

The Church Clinic announced that it will invite futurist scholar Dr. Yoonsic Choi through an online zoom method to give a lecture on the future of church and faith after the pandemic. The open course will be held on the evening of the 26th at 7:30 (EST), and anyone who interested can participate after making a reservation in advance.

The event is free to all, although they do ask that you come with the love of faith.

Reservation: www.churchclinic.net or [email protected]

phone: (703) 334-7602

코리일보/COREEDAILY

Coree ILBO copyright © 2013-2021. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission.

 

 

AAPI look to firearms to defend themselves from Hate Crime

Photo from Google Images

Since AAPIs have immigrated to the U.S., many have met racism and threats in their living spaces. Some of the 1st generation of immigrants never have had chances to take their higher education because someone had to support the family. Most seek high academic achievements from their children due to prioritizing education, and some absolutely choose to educate themselves later on.

Yet, many first generation AAPI folks face discrimination due to their accents and some grammar errors which even the average American misses out on. Many immigrants have worked hard to build their businesses. Yet, some people have broken into these hard working people’s businesses with arms and killed them.

Recently, Many Asians have been coping with the rise of anti-Asian attacks in many cities in the U.S. Some Asians are fearing unwanted attacks and choosing to stay home, even with risk of losing out on Sun and exercise, but others are starting to learn how to use firearms to protect their lives.

According to NPR, “Last Saturday morning, about a dozen people gathered at the Marshall Security Training Academy & Range in Compton to learn how to handle and shoot handgun.” The organizer, Sunha Kim said to the NPR, “My hope is that those who are interested in protecting themselves by exercising their Second Amendment Rights learn a thing or two about how to properly and professionally handle a firearm.”

As these dastardly men attack unarmed old ladies who walk alone, AAPIs are standing up and seeking firearms for self defense purposes.

Some of Koreans are starting to learn how to defend from the unwanted attacks by learning self defense.

Asian-Americans are determined to stand up to the hatred, and sometimes, it might be with a gun, not because the folks wanted to, but because the situation is demanding them to.

코리일보/COREEDAILY

Coree ILBO copyright © 2013-2021. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission.