Man Charged with Hate Crimes in Robberies Targeting Chinese American Women | #ModelMinorityMisogyny

Manuel Israel was charged with hate crimes targeting Asian American women.
Manuel Israel was charged with hate crimes targeting Asian American women.

Earlier this week, Manuel Israel, a 20-year-old Manhattan-area purse-snatcher, was arrested and charged with 36 counts, including second-degree assault, second- and third-degree robbery and multiple assault-related hate crimes charges. All of the charges stem from a series of 6 muggings involving Chinese American female victims.

When arrested, Israel apparently said that he targeted Chinese American women because he perceived us to be “vulnerable to attack”.

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Cops caught on-camera hurling anti-Asian insults, assaulting Asian American salon owner

Screen capture of suveillance video showing Jianqing "Jessica" Klyzek's arrest (upper left).
Screen capture of suveillance video showing Jianqing “Jessica” Klyzek’s arrest (upper left).

(H/T Yun Xu)

Last week, Jianqing “Jessica” Klyzek — the 32-year-old owner of a Chicago-area salon — filed a federal lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department alleging excessive forced and racial discrimination during a police raid of her business. Klyzek released surveillance video document the incident, which occurred last year; in the video, several officers enter the business, grab Klyzek by the arm, throw her to the ground and handcuff her. During the arrest, the following exchange can be heard:

Officer: You’re not fucking American! I’ll put you in a UPS box and send you back to wherever the fuck you came from!

Klyzek: I’m a citizen, okay?

Officer: No, you’re not! No, you’re not a citizen! No, you’re not! No, you’re not! You’re here on our borrowed time, so mind your own fucking business before I shut this whole fucking place down. And I’ll take this place and then whoever owns it will fucking kill you because they don’t care about you, okay?

I’ll take this building. You’ll be dead and your family will be dead.

Video after the jump.

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