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Newsline: Philippine Consulate calls for NYC to be made ‘safe again’

The Philippine Consulate General in New York has called on authorities “to do more” following the recent attacks on two elderly Filipinos in Manhattan. (https://news.yahoo.com/philippine-consulate-calls-nyc-made-185034212.html) A 73-year-old Filipino man was walking to church along 8th Avenue and 40th Street in Manhattan on March 27 when a 44-year-old homeless man, identified as Dominic Staton, shoved him to the sidewalk. The victim suffered a swollen, black eye and bruises all over his body, according to ABC correspondent CeFaan Kim, who shared a video of the incident to his Twitter account. Staton, who reportedly has at least 10 prior arrests, was also accused of attempting another robbery on the same day. He was arrested and charged with assault, attempted robbery and attempted grand larceny. The next day, a 53-year-old Filipino man was beaten unconscious and robbed by another homeless man at a McDonald’s restaurant along 7th Avenue near 34th Street. The victim suffered wounds to his face and was reportedly rushed to the hospital.

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