Is a new form of racial profiling afoot?

Are Asian pedestrians being singled out as armed-robbery targets in the same way that Asian restaurants are being targeted? On December 20, at around 8:45 a.m., a 21-year-old Asian female student was walking through the UC Berkeley campus alongside Alumni House – just a one-minute stroll below Sproul Plaza – when, according to a UC Police crime alert, “she was approached by two juveniles, a female and a male,” who looked around sixteen years old. “The female suspect pointed a handgun at her and demanded her property. The victim complied with the demand.” Because just snatching her stuff and terrorizing her with a gun wasn’t enough,” the suspects verbally threatened her and then fled,” escaping detection.

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