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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