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Actor Daniel Wu offers additional $15,000 reward for info on anti-Asian attack

August 28, 2020 Editorial Staff

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators that attacked a 90-year-old senior has increased to $30,000.

After seeing reports of the attack in the last few weeks, actor Daniel Wu has pledged an additional $15,000 to match the $15,000 reward fund established by the board and friends of Homecrest Community Services (HCS) and musician MC Jin.

“I was appalled when I saw the news that a 90-year-old grandmother was struck and set on fire in a racially motivated attack,” said Wu. “This attack must be classified as a hate crime and be treated that way by the police department as they continue to investigate.

“We all need to stand up against hateful actions like this and bring the perpetrators to justice,” he added. “That’s why I’m offering an additional $15,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of these individuals.”

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HCS, which provides services to seniors and immigrants mostly in south Brooklyn, first found out about the attack through community members. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, HCS was a key distributor of meals to seniors, and created specialized meals for Asian seniors. The non-profit organization launched a petition and reward following the attack to shine light on the increase in anti-Asian bias crimes.

“As we continue to work with law enforcement on investigating this crime and classifying it as a hate crime, it is encouraging to see support for our efforts,” said Don Lee, board chair of Homecrest Community Services. “We thank Daniel Wu for his support and generous donation. We are hopeful that this increase to the reward will encourage more people to come forward with information on those behind this attack.”

“The only way we can instill change is to work together. Keep raising awareness,” said MC Jin. “Keep using your voices. We will be heard.”

The petition to #EndAsianHateCrimes is available here.

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  1. Good on him. I guess we Asians have to fend for ourselves since no one else seems to give 2 sh1ts about Hate Crimes against Asians. The sad part if it were an elderly Black lady, there’d be riots everywhere.