Black Man Charged with Hate Crime for Beating Asian Subway Rider in New York City

Hate crime charges have been filed against the perpetrator of what appears to be a racially-motivated hate crime in New York City, after the suspect viciously attacked an innocent Asian-American on the subway, as reported by Fox News.

Marc Mathieu, a 36-year-old black man from the Bronx, was seen by multiple eyewitnesses suddenly attacking 68-year-old Narayange Bodhi, an immigrant from Sri Lanka. One witness, 56-year-old George Okrepkie, said that Mathieu suddenly shouted “You motherf***ing Asian” before he began repeatedly punching him in his seat.

Okrepkie said that he tried to give chase, but Mathieu fled the scene of the crime when the subway arrived at the next stop. Okrepkie and other witnesses were able to describe his unusually extravagant outfit, which consisted of a black leather jacket, a black fedora, and a pink hoodie underneath the jacket, as well as a chain necklace. Surveillance camera footage from outside the station captured footage of him in this very outfit, and he was eventually arrested.

New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea confirmed that Mathieu was caught after an “exhaustive video canvass.” He is currently facing a charge of felony assault.

This incident is one of many in a string of sudden and unprovoked attacks on Asian-Americans by black Americans, which has been steadily rising in recent months. Although the mainstream media and far-left activists have frequently attempted to portray this trend as being caused by White attackers and “White supremacy,” many suspects in such cases are black. Another example is the murder of Vicha Ratanapakdee, an 84-year-old Thai man who was murdered in broad daylight in San Francisco by Antoine Watson, a 19-year-old black man.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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