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The Manhattan Chinatown event is aimed as showing community support against a tide of attacks against Asians.
A top police official says the department must do more to partner with mental health professionals.
“Hate-driven violence and slurs have no place in New York,” the district attorney said.
Friends and family planted a young tulip in honor of the 35-year-old slay victim.
The NYPD says there were 86 anti-Jewish hate crimes in the city in the first three months of this year.
The suspect was a regular patron whom security recognized.
The rally follows the Feb. 22 death of GuiYing Ma, who was attacked while cleaning a Queens sidewalk in November
Manhattan DA decries spate of anti-Asian attacks in the city
The determined hate crimes are falling even though the number of reports of potential hate crimes has nearly doubled between 2014 and 2020.
At a video hearing on Wednesday, Miya Ponsetto, 22, pleaded not guilty to the charges, which include unlawful imprisonment as a hate crime, aggravated harassment, and endangering the welfare of a child.
The woman was slumped over onto a sidewalk.
The incident marks the third attack of an Asian American in the neighborhood in less than two months.
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