Mayor addresses violence against Asian Americans 

Mayor Gavin Newsom on Monday pledged to crack down on the violence against members of the Asian American community, especially elderly who have been the recent targets of violent crimes.

On Monday, the mayor met with community leaders, the police chief and city supervisors all of whom condemned the recent violence and talked about efforts to reach out to minority communities and educate them about reporting crimes.

“The issue of tensions that have come to the surface has been not only disturbing but alarming because it heightened concerns, stress and fear that exist in our city,” Newsom said at a press conference Monday. “We have work to do, as a city, to reconcile and move The City closer together.”

Newsom said The City plans to offer a reward to help close the murder case of 83-year-old Huan Chen, who died after he was kicked and punched on a T-Third Street Muni platform in January.

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