On Tuesday, The perpetrator in the attacks on three Atlanta-area spas has been charged with eight counts of murder and one count of sexual assault. Seven of the casualties were females, with six of them being of Asian origin. The gunman was white.
On Wednesday, during a press conference, According to Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department Captain Jay Baker said 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long’s killing spree was not politically motivated, but rather the result of his “sex addiction.”
Asian Americans have faced a relentless increase in attacks throughout the #COVID19 pandemic. We ask everyone to remember that hurtful words and rhetoric have real life consequences. Please stand up, condemn this violence, and help us #StopAsianHate.— Rep. Ted Lieu (@RepTedLieu) March 18, 2021