In 73% increase in NYC hate crimes, Asians and Jews are most-targeted

In 73% increase in NYC hate crimes, Asians and Jews are most-targeted
Rally against anti-Asian hate crime in Queens. ABC 10 Albany video

[Ed. – The idea that the attacks on Asians are about COVID-19 really strains credulity.  The media haven’t been repeating that as a mantra all that much, which is interesting.  The point of bringing that up is to ask, what is driving the attacks on Asians?]

Jews in New York were targeted in 54 hate crimes reported between Jan. 1 and May 2, down from 58 such crimes in the same period in 2020, according to New York Police Department figures released Monday.

The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force said the city recorded 180 hate crimes through May 2, compared to 104 such crimes during the same period last year, a 73% increase.

Asians were the most targeted group with 80 hate crimes through May 2 — soaring from 16 in the same period in 2020. Jews were the next most targeted.

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