Asian Victims Increased in Every Crime Category (NYPD)

I was stunned by the fact that in New York City, the racial category comprised of people with Asian and Pacific Islander heritage were the only group that had an increase, in percentage and in raw numbers, as crime victims. Comparing the NYPD reports from 2008 to 2014, revealed that this was the case in every single category of crime (links to NBC.com “Concerns Raised Over Reported Rise in Crime Against Asian Americans in NYC”). Among the most serious of the categories are… Murder, Manslaughter, Rape… Continue reading Asian Victims Increased in Every Crime Category (NYPD)

恭禧發財 Five Fun Lunar New Year Facts!

The longest dancing dragon is 5,568.46 m (18,269 ft 2.3 in), achieved by The City of Markham, Ontario, Canada, the City of Zhongshan, China and The Cross-Cultural Community Services Association (TCCSA), at the Markham Civic Centre, in Markham, Ontario, Canada, on 30 September 2012. The head of the dragon was made of traditional materials, which included papier-mâché, foam and faux fur (for the beard) and held together by a wire frame. The rest of the dragon’s body and tail were made of waterproof nylon. The width of the dragon’s body was 93 cm (3 ft 0.61 in), the diameter was 157.48 cm (5 ft 2 in) and the dragon stood 182.88 cm (6 ft) from the bottom of each stainless steel pole to the top… Continue reading 恭禧發財 Five Fun Lunar New Year Facts!