Via W42: Brandon Elliot, 38, was arrested on suspicion of uttering anti-Asian remarks while beating and stomping an elderly Asian woman in NYC this week.
In 2019, Elliot was paroled after serving 17 years. His crime? Stabbing his own mother to death.
Maybe he shouldn't have been out, and also, maybe we need to come up with a better way to handle people who commit violent crimes than locking them up for 17 years and then pooping them back onto the streets.
Another twist in the case is the rumor that he had been living in a hotel provided to homeless people during COVID-19, a hot-button NIMBY issue in NYC.