Attorney General Tong Statement on President Biden's Actions to Respond to Anti-Asian Violence, Xenophobia and Bias(Hartford, CT) – Attorney General William Tong released a statement supporting President Joe Biden’s announcement today outlining additional actions to respond to Anti-Asian Violence, Xenophobia and Bias.
“For too long, anti-Asian hate, violence and bias have been unaddressed and ignored by all but those who have lived its pain. President Biden’s actions today are an historic step in acknowledging and beginning to address the long history of anti-Asian xenophobia and hate in our country. His plan recognizes the urgent need for an aggressive, robust law enforcement response to the dangerous rise in anti-Asian hate crimes across this country. At the same time, he has seen that law enforcement cannot address this crisis so long as its trauma remains invisible. That is why it is so important that this plan also calls for comprehensive education, training, and awareness. I look forward to working hand in hand with our partners in the federal government to fight anti-Asian hate and discrimination and to ensure the safety of all Connecticut families,” said Attorney General Tong.