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NY State Attorney General Launches Hotline for Racist Attacks Against Asian Americans

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Asian Americans in New York can now report discrimination directly through a hotline established by its state attorney general on Monday.

 

New York State Attorney General Letitia James has launched the hotline for New Yorkers as hate crimes toward people of Asian descent continue to rise amid the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, NBC reports.

In a statement, James’ office explained that the hotline will help provide resources to victims and aid in civil investigations if necessary. If a criminal prosecution is sought, the case will be handled by local law enforcement.

 

“No one should live in fear for their life because of who they are, what they look like, or where they come from,” James was quoted as saying.

 

“With rising reports of harassment & assaults, as well as rhetoric against Asian Americans amidst #coronavirus, I’m launching a hotline for New Yorkers to report hate crimes & bias-based incidents,” James wrote in an Instagram post. “This pandemic does not give anyone an excuse to be racist, xenophobic, or biased.”

 

“No one should live in fear for their life because of who they are, what they look like or where they come from. I encourage all victims of ANY discriminatory actions to contact my office: (800) 771-7755 and email at civil.rights@ag.ny.gov.”

 

James’ initiative is a welcome addition in the fight against the growing number of hate crimes linked to the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

Last week, Asian American groups launched websites to document and condemn incidents of racism and attacks against people of Asian descent in the U.S.

 

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21 minutes ago, White Christmas13 said:

you don't even live here anymore

I may come back just to be near you my love!

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2 minutes ago, Puchaiyank said:

I may come back just to be near you my love!

I don't think so unless you are prepared to row for many months

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