The man wanted in connection with a series of attacks on Asian women in Manhattan over the last week has been identified by the NYPD as 25-year-old Tyrelle Shaw. According to relatives, he recently published a blog post describing his infatuation with Asian women, and may have expressed an intention to end his life.
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Shaw is suspected in a string of four separate assaults that began last Wednesday, June 10. In each of the attacks, Shaw approached his victims, then hit them in the face with a plastic bag containing a hard object, and ran off. In some of the attacks, he tried speaking to the victims. All of the victims have been Asian women.
Shaw's relatives reportedly stepped forward and contacted police after seeing surveillance video released after the most recent attack on Monday, in which he attacked a woman working at a dry cleaning shop.
With four Asian women assaulted in six days, it was already pretty clear that there was a bias pattern in the suspect's attacks. But Shaw's own writing has revealed the disturbing extent of his sexist, racist hate.
In a blog post entitled "Why I Decided to Leave Earth," Shaw describes his infatuation "with the idea of having an Asian Wife and raising Children," and his frustration "that Asian Women would never take me serious."
"I never agreed with violence," Shaw writes, "but I knew the only way I could overcome that sense of rejection-would start by assaulting the Women that carelessly rejected me."
He goes on to explain something he refers to as "The Nose Game" -- his plan to "bash Asian Women in the Nose so that they could stop sniffing cocaine and give me a chance." His writings also indicate that there are more victims than just the four who have reported the attacks to police.
In another post entitled "Rejected Too Many Times," published June 18 but purportedly written June 7, Shaw elaborates about an "independent civil war" and his intention to "hit over a million Asian Women in the face."
I’ve been rejected by Women my entire life. I never understood why, but whenever I stopped to woo- I always ended up getting the same excuse every single time. Sorry I have a Boyfriend or Sorry I’m in a rush. Some Women even ignored me completely. It got really bad. This weekend I decided to talk to over 150 Asian Women, which ended horribly. I had to punch a White dude in the mouth for kicking me. I followed two asian girls around SoHo just to see why they’re lives are ten times more important than a Black Mans in America. Unfortunately that didn’t end well. By the end of the night I really decided to fight my battle using violence. Humans don’t understand me. I see tons of Asian Women walking around with White Men and I never understood how they even made it on a date, if I’m trying so hard just to get one number. I’ve been rejected so much I feel absolutely numb. Tonight was the night I realized that Humans found racism popular. Now the whole World Hates me because I’m African American.
Around 8PM. I realized that I would have to use violence in order get the response that I desire. By starting an independent civil war where I will hit over a million Asian Women in the face with a stick will change history. I understand that Asian Women are afraid of African American Men and most of the time they never even touched the skin of a Black Man. I have no choice, but to react this way. Everyday people hurt my feelings and its not fair. Truthfully, I feel so much better after hitting an asian Woman in the face with a steel rod. It was the greatest achievement of my life. While I was in Canada the same thing was happening to me. Asian Women all over the city would reject me. I’m going to talk to a few more Asian Women, before I start my strategic plan of using violence instead of sex and peace in order to continue living my horrible life.
Heres my plan:
Every Asian Woman by herself must be hit in the face. I may even take a photo before hitting them. The reason is because I don’t think Asian Women like me and that specific one or two or three may have never met me. So I think its brilliant to give all Asian Women a legitimate reason to hate me. 😄
On Tuesday, in another blog post, Shaw announced that he intended to kill himself, but claimed that he'd scheduled blog posts to publish "for the next 10 years."
HELLO WORLD, I’M MOMENTS AWAY FROM LEAVING MY HUMAN BODY. I DISCOVERED A WAY TO MAKE ANOTHER PERSON MURDER ME WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING IT. I’VE TIED A NOOSE TO THE BOTTOM OF AN ELEVATOR AND I’M PATIENTLY WAITING UNTIL SOMEONE GOES UP LEAVING ME HANGING. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR SUPPORTING MY IDEAS! I LOVE YOU AND I WILL MISS YOU FOREVER. ALSO I’VE SCHEDULED POSTS TO MY BLOG- SO FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS I’LL BE POSTING FROM THE OTHER SIDE. 😇"
According to the New York Times, attacks are being investigated as possible hate crimes. (Possible?) Police detectives are reportedly working to piece together family connections to determine where Shaw could be.
Fuck this guy.
Anyone with information in regard to any of these incidents is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All tips are kept confidential.
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