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Woman Busted for Series of Anti-Asian Hate Crime Attacks in Queens

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July 23, 2021 By Michael Dorgan

A hate-filled woman was busted by police Thursday for allegedly going on an anti-Asian assault spree in Queens that left four people injured – including a 75-year-old woman she clobbered with a hammer.

Maricia Bell, a 25-year-old woman from Utopia, was arrested on hate crimes charges for carrying out the racist attacks over the past two months, police said.

The first incident took place on May 23 at around 9 p.m. when Bell punched a 24-year-old Asian man inside a parking lot, located at the rear of 71-43 Kissena Blvd., and ran off with his glasses.

Bell struck next on June 16 at around 6:15 p.m. when she sucker-punched a 34-year-old Asian woman in the back of the head inside a bodega, located at 70-63 Parsons Blvd., police said.

The third incident took place on July 11 at around 8 p.m. on 72nd Avenue and Parsons Boulevard when Bell allegedly slugged a 63-year-old Asian woman in the left cheek.

Bell’s most recent anti-Asian attack occurred on July 21 at 71st Avenue and Parsons Boulevard – near the 107th precinct police station – when she targeted a 75-year-old Asian woman who was collecting bottles on the street. Police say Bell approached the senior from behind and struck her in the back of the head with a hammer. The victim suffered a laceration to her head.

Bell faces a slew of charges including assault, aggravated harassment, harassment and robbery—all as hate crimes. She was also charged with one count of criminal possession of a weapon.

It is not the first time Bell has been arrested on hate crime charges. Bell was cuffed earlier this year for punching a 43-year-old Asian woman in the head on March 29 inside the Forest Hills–71st Avenue station while the victim was waiting for a train.

Bell’s residence is listed as 70-38 Parsons Blvd. in Utopia, police said.

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What's this about black people not being able to be

Racist?

Exact definition of the word!

Take a look, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. These are the racists out there.

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Emma

What’s wrong with this people ,it’s insane,very sad ? for those that were hurt

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What's insane

Is the fact that she’s been nabbed before (earlier this year to be exact) on the exact same bullshit.

And somehow, she’s walkin’ free!!

THAT’S what’s INSANE!!!

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Tanya

Hopefully Eric Adams will replace NYC police Commissioner Dermot Shea with someone who can speak up, is not soft on crime and a De Blasio puppet. Nyc needs a black police Commissioner to represent this diverse borough.

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sick of race baiters

Tanya- NYC needs a mayor and a police commissioner who are qualified and are tough on crime I agree, but there race has nothing to do with it. I’m white and I support Eric Adam’s too because I think he is the right man for the job. stop viewing everything through a race lens it makes you a racist and it encourages more racism. grow up

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Martha

And to deal with all the progressives and liberals officials that will be less likely to scream racists if we have a black nyc police Commissioner instead of a white.

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Jesse

I don’t care what race the police commissioner is as long as they’re tough on crime. Broken Windows policies need to be reimplemented and cash bail reform needs to be revoked at the state level. Time to get tough.

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Anonymous

The problem with ‘getting tough’ is the police spent last year getting publicity slandered, physically attacked, and arrested for doing their jobs with politicians throwing them under the bus every chance they got. To think they’ll forget that and get back to being the department they were prior to the anti police movement is unlikely. If I was the police union I’d want contractional guarantees and protections passed that shielded them from liability and such before I even considered getting proactive again. In other words things won’t be getting better anytime soon.

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getthemoffthestreet

When some strikes another in the back of the head with a hammer, it is not aggravated assault. It is attempted murder. They are not intending for the person to live after that blow to the head.

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ABoondy

not to worry, the mayor already released her and congratulated her for her violent racism. its also BLM approved.

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ABoondy

thanks for stealing my nickname. i wonder what else you steal in our community.

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Jim

Another example of violent bigotry amongst African Americans that is totally glossed over by the media. If it is a white hate crime it will be world wide headlines.

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JimmyBags

Maricia Bell is black. No “awaiting moderation” needed for comment. Let the truth be told.

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JimmyBags

Maricia Bell is black, apparently there was not enough space to include this fact again in an SP article.

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