Model Myth, Vincent Chin, 2021.
Vincent Chin, a Chinese American man, on June 19, 1982 was beaten to death (with a baseball bat) in Detroit Michigan, by two white men frustrated with the U.S. auto industry’s troubles. The two were sentenced to 3 years probation and ordered to pay a $3,000 fine. Two civil rights trials and a civil suit followed, but neither spent a day in jail.
The Vincent Chin case (serves) as a wakeup call to address anti-Asian Bias and racial tolerance.
Model Myth, Stockton schoolyard shooting, 2021.
On January 17, 1989. Among the fatalities were Rathanar Or (age 9), Ram Chun (age 8), Sokhim An (age 6), Oeun Lim (age 8), and Thuy Tran (age 6); they were Cambodian and Vietnamese immigrants who came with their families to the U.S. as refugees. The gunman, who had an extended criminal history, shot and killed five schoolchildren and wounded 32 others.
His victims were predominantly Southeast Asian refugees. The attack was the U.S. non-college school shooting with the highest number of fatalities and injuries until the Columbine High School massacre. Of all U.S. school shootings in the 1980s, it had the largest number of victims.
Model Myth, Joseph Ileto, 2021. On August 10, 1999, white supremacist shot and killed Filipino American postal worker Joseph Ileto, shortly after the white supremacist walked into the lobby of the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills and opened fire with an Uzi sub machine gun, firing 70 bullets into the complex. The gunfire wounded five people: three children, a teenage counselor, and an office worker.
On March 26, 2001, at his sentencing hearing, the gunman was sentenced to two consecutive life terms, plus 110 additional years, without the possibility of parole and was ordered to pay $690,294.11 in restitution to victims' families and insurance companies.
According to the indictment, he expressed no regrets for any of his crimes.