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11.24.2007

attacks on asians in brooklyn

In New York, police are investigating eight recent muggings of Asian men and women in Brooklyn's 84th precinct: Cops are probing attacks on Asians.

The first attack occurred August 14, and the last victim was targeted November 12. In each case, between one and five teens used intimidation and force to rob their victims, whose ages range from 15 to 52—all Asian. Police say the robberies appear to be part of a pattern. Ya think?

Clearly, Asians in this community are being targeted, for whatever reason. Maybe it's because the perpetrators think Asians are easy targets, or maybe they think Asians will be less likely to report the crime. Or maybe they're just targeting Asians for the hell of it. Whatever the case, that's racist!