Latina Karen In Torrance Goes On Foul-Mouthed Racist Tirade Against Two People In Two Days

Update: Police have located Lena Hernandez, the woman who was caught on camera jumping into racist tirades against Asian-Americans she encountered in public. People are upset with how the police have been handling the case.

Police have identified, found, and interviewed Lena Hernandez, the Latina Karen who went viral on social media.

Torrance Police Chief Eve Berg held a press conference to address the verbal assaults and updates with the case. One point of pushback was because the police, though they interviewed Hernandez, did not arrest her. There has also been no talk about charges being filed as of yet.

“The reason why we haven’t held a press conference or put out any information on this matter is because we didn’t want to compromise the integrity of this investigation,” she said last week. “We wanted to make sure we had positive identification from all the victims with this suspect.”

Original: A woman in Torrance has been identified after two videos of her verbally attacking Asian Americans went viral. The woman, identified as Lena Hernandez, is all over Twitter because of the videos.

The first video of Lena Hernandez verbally assaulting someone was this one.

According to a social media post, someone’s friend was exercising in a park in Torrance when Hernandez confronted her. The video shows Hernandez approaching the woman recording the video and yelling a series of expletive at her. At one point, Hernandez tells the woman to post the video on Facebook.

Hernandez also threatened physical harm to the woman by way of her family. Hernandez called the woman selfish and that her family would gladly attack her for how she reacted to her.

In the second video, Hernandez confronts a man in a parking lot and spews hateful language.

In the second video, Hernandez continued on saying that the people she was confronting should go back where they came from. This time, Hernandez goes further than saying to leave the country and tries to tell the man that people, in general, don’t want him there.

The video starts with Hernandez claiming that she is not racist but that the man should go home. The comment is a veiled attempt at saying “go back to your country” without using that specific phrase. Both people confronted by Hernandez kept their cool and simply stood their ground and documented the tirade.

People who live in Torrance have recognized the woman.

The videos have gained a lot of attention as they are happening at a time of heightened racial tensions in the U.S. People are demanding racial justice on all forms and people are taking notice of who is doing what. Private Facebook groups have popped up that are exposing people who make racist comments on social media and expose them.

The videos are reminding some people that we have to do better and educate our own community.

Racism is a serious issue in the Latino community. Many of us have explained it away as just how our parents or grandparents are. It is a reminder that we all have a lot of uncomfortable conversations to have with our family members.

READ: Arizona Karen’s Husband Blames Wife’s Mental Illness For Racist Tirade

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A 70-Year-Old Mexican-American Woman Was Attacked Because Her Assailant Thought She Was Asian

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A 70-Year-Old Mexican-American Woman Was Attacked Because Her Assailant Thought She Was Asian

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In another incident that highlights the anti-Asian sentiment that is on the rise in recent months, a 70-year-old California woman was attacked in Eagle Rock, earlier this month. According to news reports, a young woman attacked her while she was exiting the bus to pick up groceries.

The elderly woman, who goes by Becky, is Mexican-American. But her attacker yelled an anti-Asian slur at her before physically assaulting her.

According to AAPI news site Asian Dawn, Becky’s attacker was a 23-year-old woman who was also riding the bus with her. The woman did nothing to provoke the attack. The young woman ended up dragging the older woman from the back of the bus to the front of the bus. Becky ended up in the hospital with a broken nose, a concussion, two severely swollen eyes, and chunks of her hair torn from her head.

According to Becky’s son, who only goes by Pete, while the family are Mexican-American, people often mistake their family for being of Asian descent. According to Pete, no one intervened to stop the young woman from attacking his mother.

“Nobody would help. Not even the bus driver,” the woman’s son told The Eastsider.

Finally, the young woman stopped her attack after a fellow passenger called 911. The police were able to apprehend the young woman after issuing a bulletin for her arrest.

According to Pete, his mother has a long road of recovery ahead of her. Already suffering from lupus and arthritis, her mother is having trouble walking. Her leg is badly bruised from the assault.

The fact that the victim was Mexican-American serves to illustrate how ignorant and hateful these racist attacks are. There is no rhyme or reason to hate.

Many are linking the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the virus originated in Wuhan, China. The violent racists that have been attacking people who appear to be of Asian descent believe that Asian-Americans are somehow personally responsible for the pandemic.

If you to support the #StopAsianHate cause, donate to organizations like gofundme.com/AAPI or the Asian American Legal defense fund here.

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Here’s How You Can Help Daunte Wright’s Family After He Was Killed By Police

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Here’s How You Can Help Daunte Wright’s Family After He Was Killed By Police

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Police have taken another Black man’s life, this time it’s 20-year-old Daunte Wright. Protests have broken out in cities across the country as the nation reacts to the killing of yet another young Black man.

But as the nation reacts to the murder, Wright’s family – his mother and child – need all the support they can get right now and thankfully there are many ways that we can all be better allies while helping support the family that Wright leaves behind.

Daunte Wright is the third high-profile police murder in Minneapolis.

Daunte Wright was driving to his older brother’s house with his girlfriend on Sunday afternoon, when police pulled him over for expired tags. Police said they found an existing warrant for Wright’s arrest and attempted to handcuff him.

Bodycam footage revealed Officer Kim Potter shot Wright when she claimed to be reaching for her taser. He died on the scene, just 10 miles from where former police officer Derek Chauvin is on trial for the death of George Floyd.

According to CNN, Daunte’s death is at least the third high-profile death of a Black man at the hands of police in Minnesota in the last five years. And Daunte Wright’s death comes less than a year after the police killing of George Floyd, which sparked protests around the world.

Daunte Wright leaves behind a family still struggling with such an immense loss.

Daunte’s mother, Katie Wright, spoke out about the fear he experienced before his death. Daunte called her after the police pulled him over, at the suggestion of his older brother. “I know my son was scared. He’s afraid of the police, and I just seen and heard the fear in his voice. But I don’t know why, and it should have never escalated the way it did,” Katie told Good Morning America on April 13.

According to Katie, Daunte believed he was getting pulled over for his hanging air fresheners, then she heard “scuffling” and an officer told him to hang up the phone. “I tried to call back three, four times and the girl that was with him answered the phone and she said that they shot him and he was lying in the driver’s seat unresponsive.”

If you’d like to help support Daunte’s family and demand justice, below are a few resources and action items:

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