According to the owner of a luxury apartment building in New York City, two doormen who were filmed watching an Asian woman attacked last month in surveillance video have been fired, NBC reported on the 7th.
According to the report, the Brodsky Organization owns and manages apartment buildings across New York City. The organization said it had completed an investigation into the response of two gatekeepers in the building at the time of the attack.
“While surveillance footage throughout the hall shows that the doorman came out to help the victim and park a NYPD vehicle after the attacker left, it was clear that they did not comply with the necessary emergency and safety protocols,” the Brodsky said in a statement. As a result, their employment relationship has been terminated and will take effect immediately.”
The statement said: “We are extremely disturbed and shocked by this incident, and our hearts are with the victims. We’ve been working with the AAPI (Asia-Pacific American) citizen community to reach out to her family and determine how best to support the fight against Asian hate crimes.”
The statement also said that the organization is retraining staff in all buildings on “appropriate contingency plans, anti-bias awareness and bystander intervention”.
Vilma Kari, 65, who is of Filipino origin, said she was attacked on West 43rd Street between Eighth Avenue and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen area on the morning of March 29, when she was teaching. On the way to the hall.
A man kicked the victim in the abdomen, causing her to fall to the ground, according to a video released by the police. Police said that the man stepped on the woman’s head several times when he made anti-Asian remarks. The District Attorney’s Office said that Kari was treated in the hospital for a pelvic fracture.
Surveillance footage appears to show at least three people standing in the lobby of the apartment building watching while the attack on the woman continued. After the attackers left, one of them closed the door and left the victim woman outside.
Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. Brandon Elliot, 38, was charged with two counts of second-degree hate crime assault and one count of attempted first-degree hate crime assault, said.
Authorities say Elliott stabbed his mother to death in 2002, and he was on parole at the time of the crime last month. It is reported that his hotel has been a shelter for homeless people during the epidemic. Police said he had been detained in the hotel.
NBC noted that the incident was one of two recent violent attacks captured by cameras in New York City and the latest in a wave of crime against Asian Americans across the United States. Analysis of police station statistics this month shows that anti-Asian hate crimes rose sharply in 16 major cities in the United States last year.
An analysis released by the Center for Hate and Extremism at California State University San Bernardino found that although hate crimes fell by 7% overall last year, crimes against Asians rose by nearly 150%. New York has seen the biggest surge, from 3 in 2019 to 28 in 2020, an increase of 833 percent.