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Ohio Man Charged With Federal Hate Crime For Anti-Asian Assault: ‘Go Back To Your Country’

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Federal hate crime charges have been filed against a man after he allegedly assaulted an Asian student in Cincinnati, Ohio solely on the basis of race.

Darrin Johnson, 26, was indicted by a grand jury this week on federal hate crime charges stemming from a 2021 incident in which he allegedly attacked an Asian victim near the University of Cincinnati campus, according to a report. Press release of the Department of Justice.

The Justice Department alleges that Johnson, who is black, told the victim to “go back to your country” during the assault.

“You brought the kung flu here,” Johnson allegedly said. “You’re going to die to bring it.”

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Darrin Johnson, 26, is facing federal hate crime charges after assaulting an Asian man last year.
(Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office)

Johnson allegedly threatened to kill the victim during the attack, and charging documents state that he struck the victim in the head, causing him to fall and hit his head on the bumper of a parked car.

The victim suffered multiple injuries, including a concussion and lacerations to her face.

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Calhoun Street, by the University of Cincinnati campus, near where the alleged incident occurred

Calhoun Street, by the University of Cincinnati campus, near where the alleged incident occurred
(Google Earth)

Johnson pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal assault and intimidation in October 2021 and was sentenced to one year in jail.

Johnson faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted in federal court.

A Stop AAPI Hate report published last year showed that 9,000 cases of anti-Asian hate crime had been reported since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Additionally, New York City police said earlier this year that anti-Asian hate crimes soared 343% in 2021.

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In 2021, President Biden signed into law the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, which created a new position in the Department of Justice to expedite the review of potential COVID-19-related hate crimes that are reported to federal authorities. , state or local.

The bill also expanded efforts to make hate crime reporting more accessible at the local and state levels.

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