Report: Chinese Man Viciously Beaten on East Broadway Last Week [VIDEO]
A Chinese man was viciously beaten outside Carol’s Bun restaurant at 139 East Broadway last week. The incident was captured on tape, and is spreading pretty quickly online. The footage is rather graphic.
The incident wasn’t widely reported in the English press, but here’s what happened. According to a report in the Chinese-language NYPBBS, three Hispanic males entered the Chinatown establishment and reportedly began harassing a female employee. The owner, Mr. Wong, asked the crew to leave and they became belligerent and cursed him out. His wife called 911, but Wong went to flag the traffic police for help who were right outside. (Initial reports suggested an employee allegedly chased them due to non-payment of the bill.)
That was apparently when one of the troublemakers beat the crap out of him, per the dispatch. Police confirmed they were able to arrest the assailant, but his two cohorts allegedly fled the scene. The piece further notes, however, that the incident wasn’t deemed a hate crime by the 7th Precinct.
Coincidentally, Chinatown activist Karlin Chan held a hate crimes forum a day later and had been unaware of the incident at the time.
“I have been advocating for NYPD to classify or investigate attacks targeting Chinese as hate crimes,” Chan tells us in an email.
“I’ve also been getting word out through my hate crime forums for Chinese to report [incidents]; there were only 2 hate crimes reported against Asians in NYC in all of 2014, which is a statistic I find hard to believe.”