Who is LA Black woman Yasmine Beasley? Biography, Wiki
A police spokesman told the Los Angeles Times that the 23-year-old was arrested on suspicion of felony battery charges in the attack. The victim has sustained multiple injuries to her face and even suffered from a concussion due to the severity.
Who is Yasmine Beasley?
Not much is known about the 23-year-old other than the fact that she is a Black woman. As reported by the Daily Mail, Beasley allegedly attacked the 70-year-old as she was trying to get off the bus after calling her an anti-Chinese slur. The victim, who was named only Becky by her son Pete, was mistaken to be Asian by Beasley.
According to Pete, Becky tried to get off the 81 bus at La Loma Road and Figueroa Street early Friday afternoon. She was going to Vons supermarket to shop for her granddaughter. The attack was spurred on by a racial slur that came from Beasley.
She then dragged the victim to the front of the bus while no passengers, not even the driver intertwined. The assault ended after a passenger made a 911 call. Among the injures, Becky suffered from a broken nose, swollen eyes, multiple bruises and patches of ripped-out hair.
She was held at the hospital for 24 hours before being discharged. Her son maintains that she still has difficulty walking post the horrific attack. He also mentioned that his family is often mistaken to be Asians, despite being Mexican American. As reported by the Daily Mail, there has been a steady increase in the amount of anti-Asian hate crimes after the Covid-19 lockdown.
Asian-American Pacific Islander Hate (AAPI) has recorded roughly 3,975 racially motivated attacks on Asian Americans within the last year. In March alone, a 65-year-old Asian woman was assaulted in New York City, where Brandon Elliot, 38, attacked her in broad daylight, kicking her repeatedly in the head.
The attack was caught on a security camera of a nearby building, however, no one intertwined during the time of the same. Earlier that month, six Asian women out of eight people were murdered during three shootings in Atlanta, by gunman Robert Aaron Long, 21. In April, a 7-Eleven employee, who was an Asian man was attacked by Gregory Jacques, 33. Jacques was charged with attempted assault, reckless endangerment, and assault. He punched the worker and yelled, “You Chinese motherf***er” at him and ran off.
The 70-year-old woman was beaten last week, and the suspect allegedly used anti-Asian slurs before the attack.
But the victim’s son says she is a Mexican-American from Highland Park.
The victim was left badly bruised with a broken nose and concussion.
Police records show 23-year-old Yasmine Beasley was arrested April 9.
Investigators are still determining whether the attack will be deemed a hate crime.