As the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is affecting our nation and spreading across the world at a concerning rate, we want to reach out to our members who have been affected by this. If you or your significant other has been diagnosed and in need of assistance, please reach out to us via messenger/call/text/email. As an Association we will do our best to help our members during these difficult times.
As the majority of our members are of Asian descent, We have been monitoring crime trends across this country in relation to the Asian Community. Many are reporting a high rate of racism towards the Asian community due to the coronavirus. There has been videos surfacing on Facebook and reports of violent crimes against people of Asian descent. It is concerning to our Association to hear of such hate crimes. If you or any of your family experience any crime related to your race, gender, sexual orientation and/or religion, make sure you are reporting this to your local authorities. If you are afraid of retaliation or if language is a barrier, please reach out to us and we will do our best to find the right people to make sure they are brought to justice.
The MN Asian Peace Officers’ Association will not tolerate the use of racial epithets to describe a deadly pandemic. It can be misconceived by the general public and the Asian community will have to endure through those irresponsible actions. Please refrain from using racial descriptives to describe this deadly pandemic.