PPAAAC Incident Tracker

Date of Incident: 1/27/2020

Incident Classification: Slurs

Area of Incident: Central

PPD District: 6

Incident Summary: While cycling, an elderly woman yelled, "You Chinese!" at an Asian woman cycling.

 

Date of Incident: 1/29/2020

Incident Classification: Slurs

Area of Incident: Central

PPD District: 6

Incident Summary: Two days after being verbally attacked for her ethnicity, a man shouted "China!" at an Asian woman as she was biking to work.

 

Date of Incident: 2/11/2020  

Incident Classification: Assault*  

Area of Incident: Citywide  

PPD District: Unknown  

Incident Summary: Alleged reports of harassment among Chinese community members where one elderly person in the Northeast was shoved and another in Chinatown was verbally harassed.

 

Date of Incident: Unknown

Incident Classification: Assault*  

Area of Incident: Unknown

PPD District: Unknown  

Incident Summary: An Instagram post showing a young Asian couple getting attacked by a group of African American teens on a subway platform went viral. [n.b. it is not definitive that the attack occurred in Philadelphia]

 

Date of Incident: 3/3/2020

Incident Classification: Assault*  

Area of Incident: South

PPD District: 3  

Incident Summary: A Chinese student was attacked by a group of African American male teenagers at the Oregon BSL Station

 

Date of Incident: 3/5/2020

Incident Classification: Ethnic Intimidation

Area of Incident: Central

PPD District: 9

Incident Summary: An African American person yelled "GO BACK TO YOUR F****** COUNTRY!" at a Chinese person while waiting at a subway station.

 

Date of Incident: 3/6/2020

Incident Classification: Ethnic Intimidation

Area of Incident: Central

PPD District: 22   

Incident Summary: A Vietnamese teacher heard a student repeatedly make racist remarks saying they did not belong in the US.

 

Date of Incident: 3/10/2020

Incident Classification: Assault*

Area of Incident: Central

PPD District: 6   

Incident Summary: COVID-19 - Chinese male was physically harassed by two African American teen males where they made derogatory comments about Asians and the Coronavirus.

 

Date of Incident: 3/19/2020

Incident Classification: Harassment

Area of Incident: Central

PPD District: 22   

Incident Summary: A customer criticized a Vietnamese store owner who had just washed and dried her hands before preparing food then asked her why she wasn't wearing a face mask since the coronavirus "came from her country." After she told him not to say such things, he responded, "Korean b****! Go back to wher the f*** you came from, g**k!"

 

Date of Incident: 3/20/2020

Incident Classification: Slurs

Area of Incident: Central

PPD District: 22   

Incident Summary: A man kept opening the door to an Asian-owned corner store yelling at customers to leave because the "Chinese people inside have the 'Chinese virus.'"

 

Date of Incident: 3/26/2020

Incident Classification: Slurs

Area of Incident: Central

PPD District: 22  

Incident Summary: An unknown person on the street yelled, "Fuckin' corona.." at a Vietnamese couple as they drove by him.

 

Date of Incident: 3/30/2020

Incident Classification: Harassment

Area of Incident: Central

PPD District: 9   

Incident Summary: A middle-aged white male told an Asian woman to go back to where she belongs as she was running.

 

Date of Incident: 3/26/2020

Incident Classification: Ethnic Intimidation

Area of Incident: Northeast

PPD District: 15   

Incident Summary: An African American male followed an unidentified Asian person of limited English proficiency off a bus and yelled profane words and "Chinese."

 

Date of Incident: 4/2/2020

Incident Classification: Harassment

Area of Incident: Unknown

PPD District: Unknown   

Incident Summary: An unidentified Asian person was pushed into a seat on a subway train and was obstructed from leaving the train car at their stop.

 

Date of Incident: 4/3/2020

Incident Classification: Discrimination

Area of Incident: Unknown

PPD District: Unknown   

Incident Summary: A SEPTA bus passed an unidentified Asian person wearing a face mask who was waiting for the bus at the bus stop.

 

Date of Incident: 4/6/2020

Incident Classification: Other

Area of Incident: Unknown

PPD District: Unknown  

Incident Summary: An unidentified Asian person was told to go across the street by a person walking towards them.

 

Date of Incident: 4/6/2020

Incident Classification: Harassment

Area of Incident: Central

PPD District: 6   

Incident Summary: An Asian complainant was harassed by three female African American teens who blocked her path and made anti-Asian statements in her face. The complainant was also harassed by six male and female teens who shouted "corona" at her.

 

Date of Incident: 4/7/2020

Incident Classification: Slurs

Area of Incident: Unknown

PPD District: Unknown  

Incident Summary: An Asian person and their mother were approached by a couple asking for money (which the COMPs did not have). As the couple walked away, they were heard yelling "yucky" and "get your Chinese virus out of here."

 

Date of Incident: 4/11/2020

Incident Classification: Robbery

Area of Incident: Northeast

PPD District: 2  

Incident Summary: Chinese Male was punched in the head by two African American males while saying "F**** the virus! Go back to China!" Offenders stole Complainant's car after he dropped his keys while running from the offenders.

 

Date of Incident: 4/12/2020

Incident Classification: Harassment

Area of Incident: Central

PPD District: 6   

Incident Summary: A Chinese family is disturbed by an incident where someone kept ringing their doorbell at 10pm.

 

Date of Incident: 4/14/2020

Incident Classification: Harassment

Area of Incident: Unknown

PPD District: Unknown  

Incident Summary: A Chinese family is disturbed by an incident where someone kept ringing their doorbell at 10pm.

 

Date of Incident: 4/16/2020

Incident Classification: Other

Area of Incident: Unknown

PPD District: Unknown   

Incident Summary: A Chinese couple felt very uncomfortable after getting yelled at by a store employee.

 

Date of Incident: 4/20/2020

Incident Classification: Slurs

Area of Incident: South

PPD District: 17  

Incident Summary: A Mongolian person walked out of a grocery store when two African American males stepped away from her as she passed by and said "F****** Asian."