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Editorial: As Washington acts against Asian American bias crimes, New York’s problem needs other solutions

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A bill co-authored by Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., raced through both houses of Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support and is on its way to President Biden’s desk. Biden will sign it, as he should. The legislation would create a new Justice Department position to speed review of hate crimes, encourage reporting, give grants to law enforcement agencies to better train officers, and roll out public education campaigns to combat anti-Asian bias. All worthwhile, but it bears remembering that though all this is advertised as a partial answer to the bias crimes that have hurt dozens of New Yorker…

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