MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sat, 15 May 2021 14:52:06 +0000 Pelosi, others decry spike in anti-Asian violence http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/75b255aa395f4d93b6fcb6c27f0fa7d9 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined lawmakers from a congressional group called the Tri-Caucus in denouncing the recent spike in anti-Asian hate crimes and violence. (Feb. 19) 75b255aa395f4d93b6fcb6c27f0fa7d9 Fri, 19 Feb 2021 19:09:21 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:CONGRESSIONAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN CAUCUSUndisclosed locations - 19 February 20211. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rep. Judy Chu, (D) California, Chairwoman Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus"What started as dirty looks and verbal assaults has escalated to physical attacks and violence against innocent Asian-Americans, and just as many Asian-Americans were preparing for the Lunar New Year over the past few weeks, we saw a surge in anti Asian violence." ++BLACK FRAMES SEPARATE SOUNDBITES++2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rep. Judy Chu, (D) California, Chairwoman Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus"And we warned that spreading xenophobia would put lives at risk. But our pleas and the guidance from experts were ignored. Donald Trump and Republicans doubled down on using slurs like Wuhan virus, China plague and Kung flu. And that tactic succeeded in promoting stigma that directed people's anger at Asian-Americans. The result over 3000 anti Asian coronavirus hate incidents reported in just the last year."++BLACK FRAMES SEPARATE SOUNDBITES++3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker"White supremacy is the biggest bucket of concern when it comes to domestic terrorism, so this issue is specific to these individuals and how we want to help them. But it's also part of a bigger picture, and don't take that from me. That's what the director of the FBI said in September."++BLACK FRAMES SEPARATE SOUNDBITES++4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rep. Hakim Jeffries, (D) New York "What is happening is a complete and total disgrace. Cut it out and we're going to make sure that those who are perpetrating this violence are prosecuted to the full extent of the law." STORYLINE:House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined lawmakers from a congressional group called the Tri-Caucus in denouncing the recent spike in anti-Asian hate crimes and violence.According to Rep. Judy Chu, the chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, there have been approximately 3000 anti-Asian incidents reported in the last year."What started as dirty looks and verbal assault has escalated to physical attacks and violence against innocent Asian-Americans," Chu said.Members of the Tri-Caucus pointed to the rhetoric of former President Donald Trump is stoking these incidents."Donald Trump and Republicans doubled down on using slurs like Wuhan virus, China plague and Kung flu," Chu said. "And that tactic succeeded in promoting stigma that directed people's anger at Asian-Americans."Chu applauded an executive order signed by President Joe Biden that condemns anti-Asian violence and bigotry and instructs the Justice Department to work with the Asian Pacific American community to deal with the surge.Chu also said her caucus plans a follow-up meeting with the Justice Department on this issue."White supremacy is the biggest bucket of concern when it comes to domestic terrorism," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi."So this issue is specific to these individuals and how we want to help them," Pelosi said pointing to recent attacks against Asian Americans."But it's also part of a bigger picture," she said. The Tri-Caucus consists of lawmakers from the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC). ===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined lawmakers from a congressional group called the Tri-Caucus in denouncing the recent spike in anti-Asian hate crimes and violence. (Feb. 19) Pelosi, others decry spike in anti-Asian violence