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With hate crimes on the rise, residents of certain communities come together to keep Asian New Yorkers safe – CBS New York


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Amount hate crime is being investigated by NYPD has risen sharply in recent weeks.

As CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas reported on Tuesday, some residents in targeted Asian communities are joining together for their safety.

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The police are currently keeping a close eye on the Asian communities Flushing, Queens.

But a few weeks before that, Teresa Ting founded the Main Street Patrol, a group of volunteers that gathered over the weekend to become the eyes and ears of the city center. This after a woman is attacked in the areaBecause so many people around her were watching.

“It is important that we know how to protect each other because we cannot always rely on others and wait,” Ting said. “We want to make sure things go unnoticed and unreported and the perpetrators don’t run away.”

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Stop AAPI (Asian Pacific Americans) has recorded more than 3,700 hate and crime cases against Asian communities across the country over the past year.

“When you use words like ‘Wuhan virus’, ‘Chinese virus’, ‘kung flu’, you are really hurting people. In fact, our data shows that more than 700 incidents actually used or were related to those kinds of comments, ”said Manju co-founder Kulkarni.

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According to Stop AAPI Hate, the majority of cases involve naming or verbal harassment without increasing crime levels. But the organization says that doesn’t mean it should be ignored.

“We are campaigning for really strong civil rights infrastructure across the country, so that we can handle 90% of the cases that are still traumatic,” Kulkarni said.

Meanwhile, Ting is trying to do his part.

“It’s about bringing humanity closer together,” Ting said.

To keep the neighborhood safe, she called her second home.

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