Elderly Asian American man murdered in broad daylight during violent Oakland robbery: Report

There has been an uptick in targeted attacks against members of the Asian American community over the past year, including particularly egregious physical assaults against the elderly that, at times, have proven fatal.

Such was the case in Oakland, California last week, when 75-year-old Pak Ho was knocked to the ground with a punch during a robbery and ultimately died days later due to the traumatic brain injury he suffered as a result, Fox News reported.

The alleged assailant, 26-year-old Teaunte Bailey, can now add a murder charge and other felony counts to his extensive rap sheet as a career criminal and convicted felon.

“Special circumstances” murder charge

Local CBS affiliate KPIX reported that Ho was walking in a neighborhood Tuesday morning when he was approached and allegedly robbed by Bailey, who punched and knocked the victim to the ground. The victim’s head reportedly slammed on the concrete in the process of the violent crime.

Bailey, identified by surveillance video footage, initially fled the scene but was later discovered by police, only to lead them on a brief pursuit before he was finally apprehended. Law enforcement reportedly confirmed his involvement in the attack by way of his possession of items stolen from Ho, as well as a GPS ankle monitor he was wearing as a result of a prior criminal conviction.

The 26-year-old is now facing a “special circumstances” murder charge, as well as several other felony charges stemming from other crimes he is suspected of committing in recent weeks.

KPIX noted that, despite an extensive criminal record and pending charges in other alleged crimes, Bailey was released to home supervision by a San Francisco court in February.

Expressions of grief and outrage

In a statement issued Thursday by the Oakland Police Department (OPD) following Ho’s death from the injuries sustained in the attack, Chief LeRonne Armstrong said he was at a “loss for words.”

“Our elders should be protected, not the victim of a deadly assault,” the OPD chief added. “I am thankful that our officers were able to quickly respond and arrest Mr. Bailey. The Oakland Police Department will relentlessly pursue those that violate the most vulnerable members in our community.”

The New York Post reported that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (D) had likewise called the deadly assault “reprehensible” and condemned the wider trend of targeted attacks against members of the Asian American community, especially seniors.

“Our police will investigate thoroughly to determine whether this was racially motivated or a crime of opportunity,” the mayor said. “Every act of violence traumatizes our community, and I pray for healing to the victim and his family.”

We can only hope that the grief and outrage expressed by the police chief and mayor are shared by the local prosecutors and judges who, more often than not, have taken a decidedly soft stance against crime and career criminals, allowing them back out onto the streets to commit more crimes and create more victims instead of being held fully accountable for their prior violations.

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  2. Let kamala the “Ho” know about this, I’m sure she will bail him out right away. These two IDIOTS running our Country is a JOKE. Impeach them ALL! including the illegitimate president, the Ho, pelosi, schumer and everyone else tied to these losers. Americans WAKE UP! you’re getting Screwed and NOT getting kissed.

    1. Don’t have to, They sent him home and they can supervise him. What a joke. No wonder so much crime. Crime absolutely does pay now.

  3. From what I’ve read and heard from the MSM is the implication that these attacks on Asians is due to white supremacists. HOWEVER, in almost all cases were the perpetrators was identified, they were black.

    The racism felt by blacks has long been known. Attacks, including arson, in riots and civil disturbances on Asian owned businesses in black neighborhoods is all too common. This is true all the way back to the Watts riots. The Ferguson incident that started so much organized rioting was committed by Brown against an apparent Asian or Southeast Asian/Indian merchant.

    I’ll admit, this in merely incidental supposition, but I believe the vast majority of hate crimes against Asians is committed by blacks. I welcome any evidence to support or disprove it.

    1. CORRECTIONS: WHERE’S THE SPELL CHECKER OR EDIT FEATURES? Us fat fingered O dark thirty posters need all the help we can get. 😉

      From what I’ve read and heard from the MSM is the implication that these attacks on Asians are due to white supremacists. HOWEVER, in almost all cases where the perpetrators were identified, they were black.

      The racism felt by blacks has long been known. Attacks, including arson, in riots and civil disturbances on Asian owned businesses in black neighborhoods is all too common. This is true all the way back to the Watts riots. The Ferguson incident that started so much organized rioting was committed by Brown against an apparent Asian or Southeast Asian/Indian merchant.

      I’ll admit, this in merely incidental supposition, but I believe the vast majority of hate crimes against Asians is committed by blacks. I welcome any evidence to support or disprove it.

  4. When will Biden move off the vaccine news which is old and created by President Trump which he will not acknowledge? Let’s move on the Border News and Immigration concern which is very moral. Nancy ,Jen, Chuck, and fellow democrats are afraid to address the border crisis.

  5. Will the judge and prosecutor who allowed this thug out (with a GPS monitor) also be charged with accessory to murder? Little Joe Biden was the primary sponsor of the No Gun Zone law back in the day; He too should be charged as an accessory to every last murder committed in those “please come and kill me” zones.

  6. The elderly in these big cities are very seceptible to crime comented for a number of reasons after 65 your musciles tense up a lot because of retireing and lack of excercize, muscell degeneration and diesase factors. the elderly should be excempt and be trained to fire a gun and carry one, times we are faceing more now then ever,

    1. Could not agree with you more. Yes, the elderly, whether black, white, brown, yellow whatever you call them need to be protected. They have the common colour of blood: RED. Can you proof there are different blood colours?
      Yes, they should be “trained to fire a gun and carry one” at all times.

  7. The family of the dead man needs to sue the judge, the court, the county, and state law enforcement and judicial systems for a total failure and wanton neglect of their responsibilities and blatant disregard for the citizenry they represent Ana’s serve.

  8. All of the judges that let this worthless pos out of jail need to be arrested for aiding and abetting. Knowing that the offender is a career criminal, should be more than enough grounds to deny bail. Yet those are the ones these liberal morons turn loose, and people who are just defending themselves are kept in jail without bond or are convicted of a serious crime for defending themselves against a criminal.

  9. We have “career criminals” attacking elderly citizens because they are most likely defenseless and vulnerable. Race has nothing to do with it.

  10. Too bad calif. has taken your 2nd amendment rights away, he should have had the right to defend himself and ended the problem right then and there!

  11. People must learn to take care of themselves, especially in areas of the country where the courts and politicians ignore them, demonstrated by sanctuary cities and defund the police.
    So where are the neighborhood Asian gangs and Triads who protected their neighborhoods in the past?

  12. Thanks , Ive just been searching for info about this subject for ages and yours is the best Ive discovered till now. But, what about the bottom line? Are you sure about the source?

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