From California To The NY Island

Submitted by ub on Tue, 04/06/2021 - 07:29

This land is your land, this land is my land, from California to New York Island, From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf stream waters, this land was made for you and me.

Hate crimes morbidly continue to multiply in our nation, the beacon of liberty that once proudly called itself the world's melting pot. 

In a nation teeming with writers, and painters, including other blue-collar workers and professionals. One year into the global pandemic, we now know more than ever about the act of treating our fellow human beings by picking up a newspaper, a magazine, or a book that can not only be informative but also it is transformative.

The message has to be heard loud and clear, there is no room for hate. Since lockdown orders swept the U.S.beginning in March 2020, many turned to learn or perhaps to escape, or confront the unknown. Some readers favored fiction as their distraction, while others flocked to non-fiction narratives and news accounts that tackled pandemics head-on.

The American rallying cry to support independent bookstores and local news echoes around the Internet. While we were confined to our homes, the real news of the world outside kept us going and allowed us to discover our new reality without going anywhere.

To reflect on a year of reading in isolation, we suggest that hate for our fellow man, woman, and child has perverted humanity and a one-hundred-year plague is killing our minds, our hearts, and or souls. Unfortunately in this great nation, we continue to see and or read about senseless acts of violence towards one another. Something not found elsewhere on earth. WTF?

Some say that all acts of violence are hate crimes, but violent, physical crimes against someone due to their religion, skin color, gender, sexual orientation, or disability must be stopped.

An anti-hate rally was held in NYC ahead of a court appearance for the man charged in a brutal caught-on-camera attack on a 65-year-old Asian American woman who was on her way to church in Manhattan. 

Senseless attacks include this Asian American woman brutally assaulted in the middle of the day outside a luxury apartment building in New York City and an elderly Asian American woman who fought off a man who hit her on a San Francisco street.

We continue to learn about despicable acts of violence and criminal activity that have to end in society. A California man has been charged with a hate crime for throwing rocks at an Asian woman and her six-year-old son as they drove down the street, cracking the woman’s windshield. The man later told police he was targeting Koreans in the area. 

This hate-filled criminal has been charged with one felony count of violation of civil rights, one felony count of vandalism, and others.  He faces a maximum sentence of six years and six months. He is currently being held on $50K bail at a local jail.

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