Statement Regarding Times Square Subway Attack From JoAnn Yoo Executive Director, Asian-American Federation

JoAnn Yoo Executive Director, Asian-American Federation responds to the Times Square subway attack that concerns us all from Harlem to Hollis.

Here’s her response:

“We are deeply saddened by the senseless tragedy that took place this morning at the Times Square subway station. We send our sincerest condolences to the victim’s family and friends during this trying time.

This horrific incident is a reminder that the fear of anti-Asian violence in our community is well-founded.

From the NYPD’s report last month, hate crimes targeting Asian Americans have risen by 361 percent.

From the NYPD’s report last month, hate crimes targeting Asian Americans have risen by 361 percent.

It is imperative that New York City implements proactive, community-based solutions that prevent these crimes from ever happening in the first place.

We look forward to working with Mayor Adams and the City Council in ensuring that New York City’s Asian American community is heard and protected during our continued time of crisis. We ask our fellow New Yorkers to stand with us because we are in this together.”



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