Spa worker, waiter, mechanic: New Yorkers patrol after anti-Asian attacks

New York (AFP) – Wearing bright safety vests and carrying walkie-talkies, volunteers patrol a Chinese neighborhood in New York to protect Asian Americans against a surge of pandemic-era violence after deadly mass shootings at Asian-owned spas in Atlanta. “We want to show our presence so that any person who wants to commit a crime will think again,” says Richard Lee, team leader of Public Safety Patrol (PSP). The men and women from various professions walk the streets of Chinatown in Flushing, Queens nightly in groups of around eight to reassure scared residents and help catch any would-be atta…

Read More

HEDGE accordingly