Tensions between Asians and African American citizens have been high recently due to the recent nationwide protest by many Asians who were advocating for killer cop Peter Liang. Liang was a New York cop who recently was convicted for killing an innocent Black man. Many in the Asian community protested against his conviction, and many people interpreted this as Asians fighting for the right to kill and harm innocent Black people with impunity, just like the white supremacists.
Further evidence of this mindset presented itself this week in Southern California. An Asian man was arrested for committing a hate crime against a Melanoid child at Irvine High School on Wednesday, according to authorities.
Irvine police said the incident happened in front of the school at about 12:50 p.m.
Though students were on spring break, police said a 16-year-old African American child who was a student at the school was waiting for his brother to pick him up after sports practice.
As the teen’s older brother drove up to the school, the student was approached by 24-year-old thug Christopher Qu, who was carrying a metal pipe, according to police.
Officials said Qu, who the victim did not know, began saying racial slurs and aggressively walking towards the child.
The student’s brother got out of the vehicle to intervene, but police said he was head-butted by Qu and struck several times in the arm with the pipe.
The siblings were able to get into their car and call for help. The 24-year-old victim suffered cuts to his face and arms and also bruising on his arms. His younger brother was not injured.
Authorities said Qu fled the scene and was found by officers and taken into custody.
A bloody pipe was recovered in the parking lot of the school, according to police.
Qu was arrested and booked for a hate crime, felony assault and assault with a deadly weapon.