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A security guard is being hailed a hero for coming to the rescue of an elderly Asian man who was being assaulted by three women.

In a viral video taken at a gas station, three women are seen assaulting the elderly man as he sat in his car.

As the women pummeled the defenseless man, a security guard rushed over and stopped the attack.

Twitter users are calling the man a hero for stepping up to do what's right. Many requested a GoFundMe link to send money to the man for responding above and beyond the call of duty.

Some Twitter users believe the three women are prostitutes and at least one of them is a transgender.

The video was posted on Twitter.com the same day Joe Biden signed a hate crimes bill in response to a rise in violence against Asian Americans.

One Black Twitter user feared the bill "will be used specifically against Black Americans."

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"The View" co-host Joy Behar doesn't believe sex addiction was the motive behind Robert Aaron Long's shooting spree in Atlanta

Long, 21, killed eight people at three massage parlors in the Atlanta-area on Tuesday. Six of the 8 victims were Asian women.

Following his capture on Tuesday night, police said Long's actions weren't motivated by race.

But Behar isn't buying the sex addiction excuse. "The View" played footage of White House press secretary Jen Psaki saying Trump's "damaging rhetoric" caused an increase in hate crimes against Asian people in the United States.

"We all remember Trump calling [coronavirus] the Asian virus, the Wuhan virus, we know that there are people in his corner who do whatever he tells them to do, or they get dog whistles from him and they go out and do things," Behar said.

Producers then played footage of Trump referring to the coronavirus by a variety of nicknames, including "China virus" and "Kung Flu."

Behar also criticized Cherokee Sheriff's Captain Jay Baker for saying Long had "a really bad day" on Tuesday.

"I mean, how stupid are these people at this point? How stupid are they? It’s pathetic what's going on," Behar said.
 

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A mother-of-two who went to a Georgia massage parlor with her husband for a couple's treatment was among 8 people killed by a sex addict gunman on Tuesday.

Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33, was in Young's Asian Massage parlor in Acworth with her husband for a couple's massage when Robert Aaron Long pulled up outside around 4:45 p.m.

Surveillance video shows Long, 21, stalking some of the victims in the parking lot before he entered the building and opened fire.

Yaun was shot dead at the scene but her husband managed to escape unharmed, according to friends who created a GoFundMe account asking for donations.

Long killed four people, wounding one, at the massage parlor in Cherokee County, before driving 30 miles to Atlanta where he killed four people at two massage parlors.

He was captured around 8:30 p.m. when an alert state trooper spotted his SUV and performed a PIT maneuver on I-75 in Crisp County, Ga., about 150 miles south of Atlanta.

He was on his way to Florida to carry out more attacks when he was caught.

Long confessed to the killings, and he claimed the murders weren't racially motivated.

"[H]e has an issue that he considers a sex addiction and sees these locations as something that allows him to go to these places... it's a temptation for him that he wanted to eliminate," Captain Jay Baker of the Cherokee Sheriff's Office said at a Wednesday press conference.

Baker added that it had been a "very bad day" for the suspect, and "He was at the end of his rope".

Buzzfeed News later uncovered a racist post shared to Baker's Facebook account.

The post shows images of t-shirts and a t-shirt shop. The black t-shirts are printed with biohazard signs and the words "Covid-19 IMPORTED VIRUS FROM CHY-NA."

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The Georgia sheriff's official who said Atlanta spa shooter Robert Aaron Long had "a bad day" previously shared an anti-Asian post on Facebook.

Long, 21, is charged with killing eight people - including six Asian women - during a shooting spree at three massage parlors in Atlanta and Cherokee County on Tuesday.

He was captured 3 1/2 hours later when a Georgia State Trooper performed a PIT maneuver on his Hyundai SUV and took him into custody in Crisp County, about 150 miles south of Atlanta.

Cherokee Sheriff's Captain Jay Baker held a press conference on Wednesday in Atlanta, where he stated it was too early to determine if Long's actions were motivated by race.

Baker angered many nationwide when he said Long had "a really bad day" on Tuesday.

Some reporters believed Baker sounded sympathetic toward the shooter. So they did a little digging into his background and uncovered a Facebook post that took a dig at China where many believe the coronavirus escaped from a lab in Wuhan.

The post shows images of t-shirts and a t-shirt shop. The black t-shirts are printed with biomedical hazard signs and the words "Covid-19 IMPORTED VIRUS FROM CHY-NA."

Capt. Baker captioned the post: "Love my shirt [username redacted]! Get yours while they last..."
 

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Baker did not respond to Buzzfeed News's request for a comment.

Crimes against Asians have risen 160% in America since the coronavirus reached America's shores in February 2020.

Liberals blame former President Donald Trump for insisting on referring to the coronavirus as "Wuhan virus," "China virus," and "Kung Flu.”
 

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Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms expressed outrage following a shooting spree at three Asian massage parlors that left 8 people dead, including six Asian women, and 1 wounded on Tuesday.

"A motive is still not clear, but a crime against any community is a crime against us all," she said in a statement obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I have remained in close contact with the White House and APD as they work with federal, state and local partners to investigate the suspect who is responsible for this senseless violence in our city."

She also thanked law enforcement for capturing the suspect swiftly.

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Police say Woodstock resident Robert Aaron Long, 21, went on a shooting rampage beginning at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday in Acworth, northwest of Atlanta, where he shot five people, killing four at Young's Asian Massage Parlor.

He then drove 30 minutes to Atlanta, where he killed four people at two massage parlors on busy Piedmont Road near the intersection with Cheshire Bridge Road.

The deceased victims are six Asian women, a white woman and a white man. A Hispanic man survived and is being treated at a hospital.

Long was captured about 3 hours later in Crisp County, Georgia, when a Georgia State Trooper spotted his SUV and performed a PIT maneuver, causing his vehicle to spin out on I-75, about 150 miles south of Atlanta.

He was taken into custody without incident and charged with multiple counts of murder.

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Eight people are dead following separate shootings at three Asian spas in the Atlanta area on Tuesday.

Two of the shootings occurred at massage parlors across the street from each other in northeast Atlanta, WSB TV reported.

A third shooting, that left four people dead, was at a massage parlor in Cherokee County, about 30 miles northwest of the city.

Atlanta police responded to a robbery call at the Gold Massage Spa on Piedmont Road around 5 p.m. in Atlanta. They found three people dead at the scene. All three were Asian women.

While there, police received another call of a shooting at Aroma Therapy Spa across the street, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Officers found one person dead at that location, Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant said. The victim was an Asian female, according to AJC.com.

About an hour later, deputies responded to 911 calls of shots fired at Young's Asian Massage near Acworth, Georgia, where five people were found with gunshot wounds.

Two people were pronounced dead at the scene. Three were transported to a hospital, where two died, Cherokee County Sheriff's spokesperson Jay Baker said.

The victims were two Asian women, a white woman and a white man, Baker said. The fifth victim, a Hispanic male, is being treated at a hospital.

Police initially said it was too early to connect all three shootings. A video image of a white male suspect was circulated in the news media.

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Law enforcement later apprehended Robert Aaron Long, 21, in Crisp County, about 150 miles south of Atlanta, around 8:30 p.m., CNN reported.

A Georgia State Patrol officer spotted Long's SUV and performed a PIT maneuver as he traveled south on I-75, AJC.com reported.

Long, of Woodstock, was captured about 3 1/2 hours after the murders, the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office confirmed.

Officials in three jurisdictions are investigating the cases. Long is being held without bail in the Crisp County Detention Center.

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Police in Queens, New York are investigating a possible hate crime against Asians after a man spat on an Asian woman carrying a baby.

The incident occurred on Tuesday in the vicinity of 186th Street and Peck Avenue in Fresh Meadows around 10:30 a.m.

The 25-year-old victim told police the male suspect spit on her three times before calling her a "Chinese virus."

She reported the incident to the New York Police Department three hours later. The NYPD Asian Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident.

Police are asking the public to help identify the man who is described as a male in his 30s, about 200 pounds, and 5 feet, 5 inches tall.

In another incident, Nancy Toh, an 83-year-old Asian woman in Westchester County, was spit on and punched in the nose by an unidentified male.

Culturally, Asians are taught not to speak up when they are assaulted.

Police arrested 40-year-old Glenmore Nemherd and charged him with felony assault for injury to a person over 65. The suspect is homeless with a long violent history, according to Yahoo News.

Crimes against Asians are on the rise in America due to the Covid-19 coronavirus originating in a laboratory in Wuhan, China.

Dr. Anthony Fauci reportedly approved a $3.4 million grant to the same Wuhan lab in 2014.

In 2020, Fauci said there is "No scientific evidence the coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab."

Fauci, who has a financial interest in Moderna vaccines, is director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical advisor to the president.

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A Miami anesthesiologist has been charged with a hate crime after she allegedly punched a Hispanic man in a supermarket parking lot.

Dr. Jennifer Susan Wright, 58, lashed out at a male shopper who asked her to socially distance due to Covid-19 guidelines while at a supermarket in Hialeah, a Hispanic suburb of Miami.

According to the Miami Herald, the man asked her to back up -- and when she ignored him, he repeated "back up" in Spanish.

Dr. Wright reportedly "mumbled bad words," then walked up to him and hurled racial slurs and other insults.

The police report states Wright stabbed the man's tires with her car keys while telling the man to go back to his country.

A witness stated Wright told him, "Sp*c. We should've gotten rid of you when we could. This is not going to be Biden's America, this is my America."

She then allegedly punched and kicked the man.

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The incident occurred on Jan. 20, but Wright wasn't arrested until Feb. 19, according to Miami-Dade County court records.

She was charged with criminal mischief, tampering with a victim, battery with prejudice, and a felony hate crime.

Dr. Wright, who is affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center, posted bond and was released Friday.

Wright has posted support for former President Donald Trump online, often sharing MAGA-themed memes and images, such as a profile photo that reads: "World knows Trump won #MAGA."

On February 9, Wright shared a meme on Facebook that said, "It's okay to be white." On February 12, she uploaded a meme that read, "They don't want you to have free speech. So they invented the term 'hate speech' to shut you up."

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A Black family in a Dallas suburb want answers after their two cars were set ablaze and vandals spray painted "Trump 20" on their garage door.

The family believes the vandals struck because of a Black Lives Matter sign in front of their home.

"It's definitely a hate crime," Jayla Gipson, 36, told NBC News. She said that her 21-year-old son initially smelled smoke from the burning cars around midnight on Wednesday. "'Trump 2020' was sprayed on our garage, our 'Black Lives Matter' sign was spray-painted, and our cars were engulfed in flames."

"Had that sign not been in my yard, I don't think this would have ever been an incident for us," she said.

Gipson told reporters, "My life does matter, and regardless of how anyone feels or what their beliefs or opinions is — it's something that I'm voicing to the universe. Black Lives Matter."

An investigation is underway, but police have no suspects. The vandalism is not considered a police priority because it's a property crime. And similar hate crimes were determined to be hoaxes committed by the 'victims' themselves.

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The case against Amy Cooper -- dubbed Central Park Karen -- will go forward as planned, despite victim Christian Cooper's refusal to cooperate with the Manhattan district attorney.

Amy Cooper was charged last week with filing a false report against Christian who asked her to leash her dog in a section of Central Park where he was bird watching.

In the May 25th 911 call, she claimed, "There's an African-American man threatening my life."

But Christian doesn't want her prosecuted, he has previously stated.

"She's already paid a steep price. That's not enough of a deterrent to others? Bringing her more misery just seems like piling on."

Amy was fired from her job and briefly lost custody of her rescue dog after the video of her incident with Christian went viral.

TMZ reports that the D.A.'s Office would like Christian to cooperate, but in this case, it's not necessary -- because he's technically not the victim, the city is.

If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of 1 year in jail.
 

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