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Elderly Thai man killed in violent attack in California

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An 84 year old Thai man has died after being brutally attacked outside his home in San Francisco, in the US state of California. CCTV footage shows Vicha Ratanapakdee being approached by a man who pushes him violently to the ground before running away. The attack took place on the footpath outside Vicha’s home early on Thursday morning, with the elderly man dying in hospital on Saturday.

Police have arrested a 19 year old man named as Antoine Watson, and a 20 year old woman named as Maylasia Goo, who is accused of being an accessory to murder.

Vicha’s son-in-law, Eric Lawson, says he and his wife Kim, Vicha’s daughter, believe the attack was racially-motivated. Meanwhile, the Thai Consulate-General in Los Angeles has warned Thai citizens to remain vigilant following the brutal attack, while Tanee Sangrat, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, says Vicha is one of 3 elderly Asian people to have been violently attacked.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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    Kuhn David

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 10:33 am

    What a terrible event. What’s even worse is that the suspect, arrested for murder, along with warrants for other charges such as assault with a deadly weapon an elder abuse, was allowed t post bail. He should not be allowed to roam the streets, whilst putting people in danger. San Francisco, my birthplace, has become a true cesspool.

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      J West

      Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 11:47 am

      California is now the “ outlaw murder capital” . Prosecutors will no longer arraign black murderers or require bail.

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        J

        Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 12:57 pm

        How about white murderers? So basically you mean all the murders has to be charged based on race /color? I hate white people they think they are special or something

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          Wayne crozier

          Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 2:04 am

          J you are a racist.

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        J

        Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 1:02 pm

        Does murder had a color ?

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    Buttaxe

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    San Francisco, my birthplace, has become a true Leftist-run cesspool.

    FIFY

    The city isn’t releasing mugshots anymore because the mugshots are disproportionately African-American. 85% of interracial violence in the US is Black on White/Asian.

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    Patrick Kelly

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    California has become an embarrassment of lawlessness due to its left wing policies.

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    James

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    Typical pro-trump racist trash probably thought he was Chinese. The Ignorant scum of the world will blame everything on China.

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      Brian

      Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 10:23 am

      There is a zero percent chance this murderer was a Trump supporter. He’s a black person committing random violence in California. That’s a leftist.

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        Jesus Monroe

        Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 3:17 pm

        ” historically French names such a Antoine became so common within African-American culture that many Americans began to think of them solely as “black names”.

        What facts do you have Brian to back up your statements?

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      Craig

      Friday, February 5, 2021 at 11:56 am

      True and unfortunate. I think some will always look for an excuse rather than take responsibility. It’s easier to blame.

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    Barry Betts

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 6:54 pm

    Antoine hey yeah let’s picture his face mmmm and nothing said about it!!! Antoine Antoine basketball and RAP music. Absolute disgusting give him the electric chair end of!!!

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    tony

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    ‘Respiratory outbreak’ being investigated at retirement community after 54 residents fall ill
    Two have died and 18 were hospitalized in Virginia, officials said.
    ByEnjoli Francis
    July 11, 2019, 3:32 PM

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/respiratory-outbreak-investigated-retirement-community-54-residents-fall/story?id=64275865

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    Alan

    Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 12:06 am

    It’s not about left and right its about the American culture of violence. There are no leftist politics in America. Most Americans don’t know nothing about politics. They don’t even know their own history. “I hate all whites they are all thieves and liars.” Sitting Bull.

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      Ricky Cleats

      Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 1:21 am

      Alan, name a better country than the United States in the continent of Africa. You have 54 choices……. Gotcha.

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        Alan

        Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 5:36 am

        Africa, another continent like America savaged and torn apart by European colonizers. What’s the comparison, cash, the mafia, the trail of broken treaties, Hiroshima, nuclear testing in New Mexico, racism? Wake up. You were better off under the Union Jack. Americans in Thailand are strange.

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          Ricky Cleats

          Friday, February 5, 2021 at 12:41 am

          Wow Alan, you must have hated the 2016 Olympics. USA first in total medals, first in gold medals. Almost twice as many as second place in both counts. Stop using the internet if you hate the USA so much. The United States invented it. Now I must get back to watching more documentaries about our spaceships and stealth aircrafts. They make me feel better about myself.

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          LEE HAI

          Friday, February 5, 2021 at 6:11 am

          Yep Alan, lots of seemly drunk whinners carrying a lot of baggage, though that could descibe folks from many countries. Then we have the self-entitled over fed crowd, not to forget the mafia
          con outlaws who think their some big deal on the top of the dog pile as they play others….

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    W Crozier

    Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 2:11 am

    Wow I’ve read some interesting comments…. from racist…. to someone that shows their ignorance has two political parties… and to one man that has absolutely no clue about politics in the United States yes there are leftist politics…

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    Common Sense

    Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 4:42 am

    All
    Lives
    Matter

    This Black Lives Matter movement seem to be getting out of control and self centered I guesse.
    Now that the “white privilige” narative has been played out, looks like we now got a “black privilige” thing started. ….-I’m just saying

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    James Pate

    Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 6:13 am

    “Malaysia Goo”? Are you kidding me? Sounds like something that occurs in a Penang massage parlour.

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    Pete Mitchell

    Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    BLM yeah..

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    Craig

    Friday, February 5, 2021 at 11:53 am

    I came here from SF. I’m a moderate and it’s definitely a city that leans left. There’s a lot of crime there, same for Oakland, Phoenix, Denver where I have lived. It really doesn’t matter left or right, crime seems to happen more in the bigger cities where there’s more people, imho. I feel bad it was a Thai person but the reality is it probably could have been any race.

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      LEE HAI

      Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 3:10 am

      Craig, Your comment hits closer to the mark than the other comments with this artical. I’ve noticed that the whiners have a tendancy to put blame and judgement on the closest thing/person that they personally don’t like or agree with, in grinding their axe…..

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    michael cooksey

    Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Sigh………. reading comments here shows me insanity, like COVID, is spreading fast. A horrible crime was committed and yet all I read is trumpist and leftist crap. Put the keyboard down and light a candle for his family.

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After increasing calls to end the dog meat trade, a Cambodian slaughterhouse is shutting down, with its owner saying he is “ashamed.” Ouk Mol, the owner, says the dog slaughterhouse has killed more than a million dogs since opening in 1995.

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SOURCE: Thai PBS World

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