Yesterday’s shooting in Atlanta reminds us that violence in Asian American communities continues to surge. The shooting took the lives of eight people, six of them women of Asian descent, creating justifiable outrage and fear in the Asian-American community. Any crime of this nature is unacceptable and my heart breaks for the families of the victims. As part of my effort to end ANY form of violence toward any community I joined my colleagues to report on data of the increased crimes against Asian Americans and on the department‘s response to the trend. It also instructs the police department to report on potential resources it could use to reduce instances of hate crimes against Asian Americans and cultural sites and to identify and prosecute suspects responsible for the crimes.