Another Asian Hate Crime – Witnesses Suspended from Job for Not Helping
One day after a man was caught on camera brutally beating a 65-year-old Asian woman outside of an apartment building, a witness came forward and told Fox News that it appeared the assailant brandished “something metal” that “looked like a knife,” but police still have yet to confirm that detail.
The Monday attacked occurred in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City on West 43rd Street. Footage from the attack shows the man pummeling the woman while she was on the ground and then proceeded to kick her in the head and stomach. A source to the NYPD confirmed that the man shouted at the victim, “F*** you, you don’t belong here.”
Adding to peoples’ frustration with the attack were the security guards inside of the apartment building where the attack occurred. According to the apartment lobby’s footage, the guards were standing idly by watching the attack unfold outside before ultimately closing the doors on the woman as the perpetrator walked away.
The company that owns the building, The Brodsky Organization, released a statement on Facebook saying that the staff who witnessed the attack and did nothing to stop it were since suspended from work. "The Brodsky Organization condemns all forms of discrimination, racism, xenophobia and violence against the Asian American community. The staff who witnessed the attack have been suspended pending an investigation in conjunction with their union."
A police source said that its Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the matter, but the suspect is still on the loose. Governor Andrew Cuomo directed the New York State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to investigate the matter as well.