The person accused of striking a 29-year-old Asian man with a hammer at a Manhattan subway station while yelling anti-Asian slurs last month was indicted on hate crime charges, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said Thursday.
“Hate-driven violence and slurs have no place in New York,” said District Attorney Bragg. “Disturbingly, this alleged hate crime was just one in a wave of recent anti-Asian attacks. I want our AAPI neighbors to know that the Manhattan D.A.’s Office is here for you, and we are committed to your safety.”
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is changing the way they handle questions over past convictions.
“We — a state senator, state assemblywoman and the Manhattan district attorney — are urging the Legislature to pass and the governor to sign “microstamping” legislation this session to significantly enhance the ability of law enforcement to solve violent gun crimes and help deter future crimes.”
A Bronx man who worked as a postal worker was indicted Monday for stealing five checks from the mail totaling more than $77,000, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg announced. The ex-USPS worker, 30-year-old Donald Fagan Jr., worked at a Chinatown post office location where he stole the checks between September and November 2021, according to court documents.