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Fri Aug 5, 2022, 06:56 PM

Texas man sentenced to 25 years in prison for assaulting Asian family he blamed for Covid-19



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A North Texas man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for assaulting an Asian family he blamed for the Covid-19 pandemic, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.

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Texas man sentenced to 25 years in prison for assaulting Asian family he blamed for the pandemic
A North Texas man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for assaulting an Asian family he blamed for the Covid-19 pandemic, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.
2:52 PM · Aug 5, 2022


https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/05/us/texas-asian-hate-crime-sentencing/index.html


A North Texas man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for assaulting an Asian family he blamed for the Covid-19 pandemic, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.

Jose Gomez III, 21, pleaded guilty in February to three counts of committing hate crimes. CNN has reached out to his lawyer for comment.

Gomez saw a Burmese family with three young children enter a Sam’s Club in Midland, Texas, in March 2020, and, believing they were Chinese, followed them into the store, according to federal prosecutors.

Gomez grabbed kitchen knives that were being sold at the store and attacked the family, slashing the father and a child who was then 6 years old, according to the criminal complaint.

Prosecutors said Thursday the blade of the knife entered millimeters from the child’s right eye, cut his ear and slashed the back of the child’s head.

A store employee who intervened was also stabbed in the leg, according to prosecutors. As the suspect was being held to the ground, prosecutors said, he yelled to the Asian family – “Get out of America!”

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Reply Texas man sentenced to 25 years in prison for assaulting Asian family he blamed for Covid-19 (Original post)
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xocetaceans Friday #1
malaise Friday #2
xocetaceans Friday #5
Stuart G Friday #8
Hermit-The-Prog Friday #11
xocetaceans Saturday #12
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JuJuChen Friday #10
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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 07:06 PM

1. CNN's report does not illustrate the full extent of the injuries....

Texas man sentenced to 45 years for stabbing of Burmese family in 2020
Carl Samson
Fri, August 5, 2022 at 11:57 AM

Warning: The pictures included in this article are graphic and may be disturbing to some.

A man convicted of anti-Asian hate crimes for attacking an Asian family in Texas at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic has been sentenced to a total of 45 years in prison.

Jose Gomez III, 21, was sentenced in connection with the attack involving a Burmese man and his two children — aged 6 and 2 at the time — at a Sam’s Club branch in Midland on March 14, 2020, because he allegedly believed they were Chinese and from “the country who started spreading that disease [COVID-19] around.”

According to reports, Gomez was accused of following the family into the store, where he picked up a serrated steak knife. He then bent the knife, held its handle in his fist and used it to punch the Burmese father.

The man sustained a cut, but Gomez was not done yet. He picked up an eight-inch knife and attacked the man’s two children, who were sitting in the front basket of a shopping cart.

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https://news.yahoo.com/texas-man-sentenced-45-years-165746854.html

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Response to xocetaceans (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 07:25 PM

2. WTF?

The Slobfather’s America

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 07:40 PM

5. Yes, it's terrible. That guy deserves life. n/t

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 08:17 PM

8. Yes, That It!!

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Response to xocetaceans (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 09:42 PM

11. Imagine dealing with the nightmares of those children, especially the 6 year old.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 02:12 AM

12. I cannot imagine anything relating to this crime. I cannot fathom the sheer mindless hate that it...

would take to attack people at the drop of a hat for nothing other than looking different - let alone attacking children.

The Yahoo! article made clear how badly the child was injured. There is no extenuating circumstance of any kind that can possibly mitigate the attacker's actions: he definitely deserves life in prison. I cannot imagine anyone who, upon seeing those photos of the father and of the child, would not be moved to the same conclusion.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 07:30 PM

3. A Question About This

Knives are accessible in that store?
All the stores around here either have fake block displays (the blades don't actually come out of the block) or are heavy duty plastic shell packaging. Where'd he get a kitchen knife that size in the store?

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 07:35 PM

4. Make AmeriKKKa Great Again,... Again.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 07:44 PM

6. People are the number one reason I avoid people.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 07:51 PM

7. Word

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 08:24 PM

9. isn't Midland west Texas

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 08:30 PM

10. rot for 25 you bastard

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 02:30 AM

13. lock him away for life

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