HPD patrolling Asiatown amid the rise of anti-Asian American attacks
HOUSTON – Houston police stepped up patrols in Asiatown Wednesday in the wake of the Atlanta massage parlor murders. HPD said they have not seen an increase in hate crimes against Asians in Houston, but continue to monitor for threats. “We were dreading the day when there would be a mass shooting of Asian Americans and unfortunately that day has come,” he said. You don’t know when it’s going to happen or where it’s going to happen,” said Ellas Seto. According to the nonprofit group, Stop Asian American Pacific Islander Hate, there have been at least 503 reports of racist incidents against Asian Americans so far in 2021.