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Racist ‘Karen’ Strikes Again: Smashes In Her Neighbor’s Car And Tells Them To ‘Go Back To Mexico’

Another day, another racist Karen. You think they’d be camera shy after all of these racist incidents caught on mobile phone cameras that keep going viral, but it seems that many just can’t help themselves.

Now, a racist white woman in LA is going viral after using two hammers to bash in her neighbor’s car and yelling racial insults at them. The woman looks like she did some serious damage to the vehicle – but the viral video also shows a separate neighbor enter the standoff to deal with this new Karen on her own.

Note: the video contains graphic language and images of violence.

Disturbing video shows white woman smashing up her neighbor’s car with two hammers, before yelling at them to ‘go back to Mexico.’

In the video, the woman has a hammer in each hand and she bangs dents into her neighbor’s car. She then starts walking toward her neighbor with the hammers in her hands. As her neighbor backs away, she says “Get the (expletive) out of this neighborhood you (expletive.)”

The woman tells her neighbor to go ahead and call the police – which she does. As the neighbor is calling police, the woman can be seen using the hammers to attack and knock over her neighbor’s recycling bin.

The woman was arrested but then released from jail the next day due to COVID-19 rules requiring low or no bail and quick release for minor offenses.

The guy who posted the videos — Edy Perez — told TMZ that he and his roommates moved into the house next door to this woman early last year … and says she’s been hurling racial epithets at them since day one. He says they never retaliated, just ignored her.

Since the video was posted Saturday, it has been viewed more than 8 million times.

At some point after the original video ended, the racist white woman also got into a scuffle with an unidentified neighbor. The woman – who is Black – tried to get a hold of racist Karen and disarm her while also scolding her for damaging the neighbor’s car and for her racist language.

The woman calls her ‘Becky’ and orders her to turn off her hose pipe, which has water trickling out. She then condemns her for smashing up their neighbour’s car, adding: ‘You racist b***h. I’m sick of you b***hes.’

The man who owns the damaged car said his insurance didn’t cover vandalism. He set up a GoFundMe page to help with repair costs and has already received thousands of dollars in contributions.

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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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