An old man with PTSD from a baseball bat attack in SF Chinatown sues DA Chesa Boudin for mishandling his case


An old Asian-American man who was victim of a brutal daytime attack in San Francisco two years ago mishandled his case and abused him in the process, alleging that he was federal to the city’s district attorney’s office. I have filed a lawsuit.

Henre, 69, went for a walk in Chinatown on November 2, 2019. Father and son duo threatened to kill him And he hit him repeatedly with a baseball bat. He managed to call 911 after running away as much as possible.

Le told his teenage son on a bicycle that he started by calling attention to a crowded sidewalk on the verge of a collision.

Immediately afterwards, the teenager took out a baseball bat from his mother’s bag and hit it many times. His father, identified as Jimmy Tanner Sr., raised a glass bottle and threatened to kill Les.

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An incident witnessed by a shocked crowd occurred in 1118 in front of a Chinese grocery store in Stockton Centre.

“I begged Tanner to stop, but they enjoyed the ability to give pain,

I’m afraid of the unprotected elderly, “Le said in a statement provided to Next Shark about the impact on the victims. “Attack was the cruelest, horrifying and humiliating experience of my life and I’ve been with me ever since.”

After the incident, Vietnamese-American Les learned that Tanners had targeted other Asian-Americans on the same day. The alleged attack also occurred in Chinatown.

Tanners are reportedly S & M Ginseng Inc on 1000 Stockton Street, just a few blocks from where Les was attacked. And entered the Chinese Herbal Store, threatening store owners and customers. A teenager who hit Les with a baseball bat is said to have hit a customer with the same object.

Les also said he was aware of a third “terrorist” attack committed by his family near Broadway and Stockton Street. The alleged case occurred after an attack on himself.

Les immediately reported his experience to San Francisco police, which led to the arrest of Tanners on the same day. His father, Tanner Sr., was detained for the threat of assault, elder abuse of felony, and terrorism of felony.

The San Francisco District AttorneyHowever, he refused to prosecute his father or son for strengthening hate crimes and agreed to a generous judicial deal with Tanner Sr. ..

In addition to not notifying Les of the judicial transaction discussion, the District Attorney’s Office allegedly did not provide Les with the opportunity to enter a statement regarding the impact on the victim during the proceedings. As a result, such a statement was not read at the judicial inquiry hearing.

In addition, the office refused to correct the Criminal Protection Order (CPO), which omitted Le’s surname, identified Le’s name only as “Ann L,” and allegedly made a mistake in his age. Such an error led Les to doubt the enforceability of the order.

Les spent months fixing the CPO, but according to him, his request was deaf. The district attorney allegedly continued to ignore him even after hiring a free lawyer, even saying that at some point he was not entitled to attend a hearing.

Lê— represented by King & Spalding LLP Alliance for Asian American Justice — Currently, we are suing the District Attorney’s Office under the Fourteenth Amendment. He accuses the office of applying procedures that have had a discriminatory impact on Asian Americans and creating practices that deny victims due process due process.

Les has also filed claims against the city and county of San Francisco. It may be liable for any unconstitutional violations found to have been committed by the official.When Anti-Asian hate crime not yet On an upward trend, He is afraid to face another attack in the judicial system and similar failures.

The 69-year-old woman said the incident left her with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to court documents, he spent 52 weeks on psychotherapy.

“Since November 2019, I have to imagine attacks over and over again. As before, I no longer feel safe to walk the streets of our city. Hmm. I’m an Asian American, so I think there are people who want to hurt me by looking over my shoulder, “re said.

“I was very fortunate that I wasn’t seriously injured or killed, but this attack lasted a long time with fear, anxiety, helplessness, and hopelessness.”

Quyen Ta, a member of King & Spalding’s Lê legal team, said in a statement that he was proud to represent the 69-year-old victim.

“We are grateful that the Asian-American Alliance for Justice has brought our attention to this case. We have other AAPI hate crime victims by the San Francisco DA office. We are proud to represent Mr. Le, a brave Vietnamese-American hate crime victim who speaks positively to ensure fair treatment.

“We look forward to working with DA’s office to ensure that victims like Mr. Lu have a say in the criminal justice system, including during the judgment of defendants who attacked AAPI victims. increase.”

Featured image via Alliance for Asian American Justice

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