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Man Arrested for Allegedly Punching Elderly Asian Woman 125 Times, Stomping on Her Head

Man Arrested for Allegedly Punching Elderly Asian Woman 125 Times, Stomping on Her Head

“The victim suffered facial bone fractures, brain bleeding and multiple contusions and lacerations to her head.”

The police arrested Tammel Esco for allegedly beating a 67-year-old Asian woman in her apartment building lobby in Yonkers, New York:

According to the investigation, the victim simply passed by Esco on her way home and he yelled a racial slur at her. She ignored him.

When she moved to unlock the second door to enter the lobby, the suspect punched her in the head from behind, knocking her to the floor, then proceeded to punch her in the head and face more than 125 times with alternating fist strikes before foot-stomping her seven times and spitting on her, police say.

The victim suffered facial bone fractures, brain bleeding and multiple contusions and lacerations to her head. She remains hospitalized and is expected to survive.

A witness said she called 911 when she saw Esco punching the woman while on top of her — and that witness’ interference may be the only reason the victim is still alive.

“I started knocking on the door, and when I did that it caught his attention, and that’s when he got off of her,” said Yvette Crespo. “He went out that door, went to the corner, put his hands up,” and roared, she said.

Esco lives in the apartment building with the victim. The police took him into custody without any problems. He is at the Westchester County Jail until his court appearance.

The attack shocked the police:

“Hate crimes are beyond intolerable in our city. I applaud our Yonkers Police for swiftly apprehending this violent criminal and removing him from our streets,” Mayor Mike Spano said in a statement Monday. “I expect the suspect to be charged to the fullest extent of the law for his heinous actions. I continue to keep the victim and her family in our thoughts and prayers.”

Yonkers Police Commissioner John Mueller called it one of the most appalling attacks he has ever seen.

“To beat a helpless woman is despicable and targeting her because of her race makes it more so,” Mueller said. “This defendant must be held to the maximum punishment allowed by law to send a clear message that hateful, violent behavior will not be tolerated in our communities. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and her family, that she may make a full recovery.”


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We pretend white people are the problem. We teach it in schools and the media enforces it daily. We know who the real racists are, but aren’t allowed to say it.

    Milhouse in reply to Peabody. | March 15, 2022 at 10:16 am

    Who doesn’t allow us to say it? What do you think will happen if you say it? Crimes against East Asian people are mostly committed by black people. Racial hatred against East Asian people mostly comes from black people. This is America, and so far at least nobody can stop us from saying what everyone knows to be true.

      The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Milhouse. | March 15, 2022 at 11:01 am

      Try bringing that up at one of those company mandatory racial training sessions. See what it gets you.

        Maybe Milhouse misinterpreted the comment as pertaining to the law.

        There’s a time and place. If you’re unfortunate enough to be at reeducation camp, that’s not a time and place to tell the truth. But you can tell it half an hour later, when the session is over and you’re back in the real world.

        And if you do tell the truth at reeducation camp, at most workplaces you will not be fired for it. It will just be a bit awkward. It’s up to you how much to care about that.

      Peabody in reply to Milhouse. | March 15, 2022 at 11:02 am

      “Who doesn’t allow us to say it?”

      “With the mob feeling its oats, ProffesorJacobson was identified as having committed a thought crime. He criticized the Black Lives Matter organization. ”

      “Ever since I started Legal Insurrection in October 2008, it’s been an awkward relationship given the overwhelmingly liberal faculty and atmosphere. Living as a conservative on a liberal campus is like being the mouse waiting for the cat to pounce.”

      “…there been an effort from inside the Cornell community to get me fired.”

        Peabody in reply to Peabody. | March 15, 2022 at 3:19 pm

        Please note:

        The above comments concerning reprisals as a result of speaking out and telling the truth about race are from the very same person on whose website you are posting yours.

          Milhouse in reply to Peabody. | March 16, 2022 at 12:56 am

          Attempted reprisals. Has anything happened to Prof J? No. Would anything happen were he to tell the truth about who is committing all those anti-Asian hate crimes? No.

          More to the point, most people are not employed by communist snake-nests, and don’t need to worry about that sort of thing. We are allowed to say anything. Some people won’t like it, that’s all, and those people will be mean to us. That’s their right. But they can’t prevent us from speaking.

          JohnSmith100 in reply to Peabody. | March 16, 2022 at 5:15 pm

          Here is the truth, employers can always make up an excuse to get rid of someone, and even LI will delete posts under pressure, either direct or perceived. There have been comments about how careful they must be..

          Things are even worde that that, in that people are being persecuted under color of law. Anyone can end up arrested and prosecuted, destroyed financially, with little recourse.

          We must use aliases, while they can use thir actual names, what does that say about the situation?

          Milhouse in reply to Peabody. | March 16, 2022 at 5:29 pm

          1. LI does not delete posts under pressure. LI deletes posts that it finds offensive, just Twitter and FB do. It just finds different things offensive.

          2. Nobody in this country is prosecuted for what they say.

      Peabody in reply to Milhouse. | March 15, 2022 at 11:06 am

      Get yourself a “White Lives Matter” button and wear it on the subway.

      Go tell all your co-workers at work and see how long you keep your job.

      Go tell it at a school board meeting and they will call the police.

      Go tell kids to talk about it at school and they will get beat up.

      Yeah, sure Milhouse.

        The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Peabody. | March 15, 2022 at 1:08 pm

        He is either naïve in the extreme, or carries sophistry to an extreme.

          Milhouse is okay. I give him a thumbs up 90% of the time, unlike a certain bear who rates 100% thumbs up. Or is it paws? Anyway he had one of his paws operated on and I hope its doing well.

          The Gentle Grizzly in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | March 15, 2022 at 1:40 pm

          To Peabody: my Paul is still recovering. As for Milhouse I give him a lot of thumbs up when others give him thumbs down. But in this case I just think he’s being obtuse. That, Oregon, his they have a tea is unbelievable. It would be precious in a five year old child. It’s not an adult.

          In reply to Gentle Grizzly:

          Your Paul? Oh no, I didn’t know you hurt your Paul. Please take good care of it.

          sophistry, and ….tediously pedantic

        Milhouse in reply to Peabody. | March 16, 2022 at 1:33 am

        I ride the subway all the time, and it’s not nearly as scary as some people think it is, but the main threat is from crazy people, and you never know what will set them off. I would be willing to wear an “all lives matter” or “blue lives matter” button on the subway.

        I object to “white lives matter” for the same reason as do to “black lives matter”; both imply that there are significant numbers of people who need to be told that, and that’s just not true.

        Work is not a place to discuss sex, politics, or religion, unless you’re specifically asked. Telling the truth about anything in front of people who don’t want to hear it, and with whom you have to get along, is just rude and uncalled for. In most workplaces, though, if it gets you fired it won’t be because of the opinion itself but because it harms productivity.

        You can certainly say it at a school board meeting, and they can call the police as much as they like but the police know better than to touch you for it. They know about Section 1983 suits.

        If your kids get beaten up at school for telling the truth, they’re at the wrong school, and you should move them PDQ.

        Clown 1396 XL in reply to Peabody. | March 16, 2022 at 8:31 am

        I wonder if a White Lives Matter shirt would get you removed from a plane.

        SpeakUpNow in reply to Peabody. | March 16, 2022 at 10:20 am

        I Agree with Milhouse. Too many people are silent because they perceive that there will be repercussions if they say the truth. But this is a self-perpetuating response. The ONLY way to stop this self-cancelling horror is to speak up. Yes, it will be uncomfortable, but there is little chance you’ll lose your job over this. And then all those who agree with you will quietly tell you so and if you’re lucky maybe one of them will speak up as well.

        JohnSmith100 in reply to Peabody. | March 16, 2022 at 5:25 pm

        I like Blue Lives Matter More, Asian Lives Matter More, Jews Lives Matter More and White Lives Matter More.

        We need to be discussing evolution of humanity, specifically that evolution continues and that some groups have been left behind.

          Milhouse in reply to JohnSmith100. | March 16, 2022 at 5:31 pm

          And that is racism. White lives do not matter more than black lives. If you think they do, you are a disgusting racist. However, decent people’s lives matter more than thugs’ lives, regardless of either one’s color. It’s not what one is born but what one makes of oneself.

      healthguyfsu in reply to Milhouse. | March 15, 2022 at 11:30 am

      I know this is going to come off as insulting but I can’t help it.

      Man, do you ever venture outside of the bubble?

      Do you read what happens on here?

      Don’t be willfully dense, Milly

        The Gentle Grizzly in reply to healthguyfsu. | March 15, 2022 at 1:09 pm

        Maybe a New Yorker who has never been west of the Hudson or further south than the tip of Manhattan.

          Huh? That makes no sense. NYC is the very opposite of the right-wing bubble that Healthguy thinks I’m in.

          I know to watch what I say around certain people, but not because they can stop me. The worst they can do is be mean to me, and I’d rather they not, so I don’t usually provoke them, unless they start it. Then I let them know what I think.

      lichau in reply to Milhouse. | March 15, 2022 at 1:30 pm

      Milhouse, see GG’s comment below.

      nordic_prince in reply to Milhouse. | March 15, 2022 at 1:39 pm

      Milhouse is technically correct – there is nothing to stop any of us for speaking out and saying the truth. But practically, none (or very few) of us do. We are spineless, ball-less cowards who are afraid of losing our jobs and/ or being vilified. So the beat goes on.

        Peabody in reply to nordic_prince. | March 15, 2022 at 3:33 pm

        So Milhouse is technically correct that the government has not LITERALLY placed tape over our mouths or cut out our tongues. Therefore, we can speak.

        You can apply that reasoning to anyone’s comments. For example Milhouse would be technically correct to take your comments and say each and everyone of us actually do have spines in our backs and approximately half of us have testicles, etc.

        The Gentle Grizzly in reply to nordic_prince. | March 15, 2022 at 9:44 pm

        It was the same in Germany. It’s how things like this snowball.

        I’m leaving myself wide open for downticks, but here goes: When people like the CRT promotors, Stacey Abrams, and other troublemakers were put in their place, we ALL were better off, including the blacks.

        And, no, I am not including MLK, nor am In including Malcolm X, who in his later years, seemed to gain come common sense.

        Fear is what today’s trouble-makers count on. It started with the extortionists like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, and was allowed to get out of hand. Now, large corporation hold this stuff over everyone’s head. What people collectively do no realize is: corporations can’t fire everyone; no one will be left to do the work.

        All it will take is for enough people to refuse this stuff in the workplace, and it will end. Some will be fired, certainly. But, as I said, they can’t fire everyone.

          nordic_prince in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | March 16, 2022 at 8:12 am

          Agreed – the loony lefties are making way in their agenda, not because of the they are on the right side of the law but because we are too fearful for our security to resist them to their face. Bullies only understand one thing, and that’s someone who will stand up to them. Instead, we shut up because it’s highly inconvenient to lose our job or our status – thus dooming our children to more of the lefties’ crap.

          For heaven’s sake, people – this is an ideological war, and so yes, you might have to suffer some inconveniences like getting fired. But if you don’t, what kind of message are you sending to your kids? That their future is not worth fighting for? That standing up for what you believe in is vastly overrated?

          JohnSmith100 in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | March 16, 2022 at 5:50 pm

          “Instead, we shut up because it’s highly inconvenient to lose our job or our status”

          Some of fight smart. When I was a kid my nickname was smiley, I was smiling because I was thinking about how I was going to make them so sorry.. For example, there was a dumb greaser who harassed me constantly. One spring day, he was going to race someone. When he took off he made it about 1/2 mile, the scream of his engine abruptly stopped, black smoke was pouring out.

          A handful of BBs in a tissue paper pouch had broken loose, pistons had smacked into them, the BB’s punched holes in the top of the pistons, and all that debris reduced his engine to junk.

          In the corporate world, methods are more subtle, but damage to ego, to current and future job prospects, are very effective.

      Sultan in reply to Milhouse. | March 16, 2022 at 10:11 am

      “at least so far”.

      That freedom is quickly coming to an end.

      Isolden in reply to Milhouse. | March 16, 2022 at 9:43 pm

      This would be funny if it were not so tragic. Milhouse meets up with the endgame he advocates for and flinches. Face it Milhouse, this is what you want, what you and your fellow liberals hope for. Can’t take the real consequences, eh?

    JohnSmith100 in reply to Peabody. | March 15, 2022 at 11:50 am

    Shouldn’t those racists have to pay reoperation’s and have all Affirmative perks revoked?

    docduracoat in reply to Peabody. | March 15, 2022 at 2:36 pm

    It’s good that New York has gun control.

    That way Asian lady does not have a revolver

    So she is unable to shoot her attacker

      The Gentle Grizzly in reply to docduracoat. | March 15, 2022 at 4:23 pm

      We don’t want anyone getting hurt, do we? Especially a member of The Exalted Race

      Milwaukee in reply to docduracoat. | March 15, 2022 at 11:17 pm

      The gangs of New York City invented the slogan “When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.” Seems victims were shooting back, and if the government would disarm the pigeons, they would be more cooperative marks. About that time a lot of young men had the pockets to their coats sewn shut. Seems the police can’t slip a pistol into a pocket which is sewn shut.

        Milhouse in reply to Milwaukee. | March 16, 2022 at 1:36 am

        NYC is irrelevant to this story.

          SuddenlyHappyToBeHere in reply to Milhouse. | March 16, 2022 at 8:41 am

          Sadly, NYC is not irrelevant to the occupants of the clown car with many of the commenters here. NYC is the vortex of these racists’ fantasies displayed everyday here. It sometimes seems like a QAnon commenting convention

Capsaicin_Addict | March 15, 2022 at 9:35 am

Lots of pretty words from the mayor and commissioner.

Now let’s see if they’re backed up by throwing the book at this alleged human. Give him a nice long stay in prison to contemplate his poor impulse control.

Ah, who am I kidding, he’ll be out on no bail in a week.

    “Lots of pretty words from the mayor and commissioner.”

    Pretty words flow out of Eric Adams mouth smooth as honey. “We need to stop the flow of guns to our streets.”

    But actually, what we need to do is stop the release of violent criminals to our streets.

      Milhouse in reply to Peabody. | March 15, 2022 at 10:59 am

      Adams?! What has he got to do with this? He’s not the mayor of Yonkers.

        Peabody in reply to Milhouse. | March 15, 2022 at 1:10 pm

        NYC Mayor Adams and WashDC Mayor Bowser held a joint press conference yesterday and discussed hate crimes and random violence. What happens occasionally in Yonkers, happens every day in NYC. So I tied it in.

        It’s common to tie similar things together. You do it all the time. But I’ve never criticized you for it.

        By the way, most of the time when you get a thumbs up—that was me. So don’t push it. Ha ha ha.

        Peabody in reply to Milhouse. | March 15, 2022 at 2:34 pm

        I know, I should’ve made it more clear, but most of the time you put 2 and 2 together.

    Don’t hold your breath. The guy who attacked the woman on the subway a couple weeks ago, smearing feces all over her, was released from jail less than 24-hours later…with no bond.

    Nothing has changed.

      shootboss in reply to TargaGTS. | March 15, 2022 at 10:05 am

      If they want more folks like Bernard Goetz defending themselves this is how you make it happen.

      Capsaicin_Addict in reply to TargaGTS. | March 15, 2022 at 10:58 am

      Yeah, I saw that.

      I wanted to wipe the stupid grin off his face with a pipe wrench.

      Subotai Bahadur in reply to TargaGTS. | March 15, 2022 at 2:12 pm

      Not only no bond, but he was also arrested at the same time when they ran him and found out that he had a “failure to appear” warrant out for him from a previous assault, and then released him no-bond on it at the same time.

      Subotai Bahadur

    healthguyfsu in reply to Capsaicin_Addict. | March 15, 2022 at 11:31 am

    Is the word Black not a pretty word? Why can’t we say that one?

    jakebizlaw in reply to Capsaicin_Addict. | March 15, 2022 at 3:23 pm

    There was a time when crime in Yonkers, which borders the Bronx to the north, was prosecuted vigorously by the Weetchester D.A. while the Bronx burned. (I was lucky to cut my teeth as a young prosecutor in Yonkers City Court in 1977). I’m curious to hear a current report.

2smartforlibs | March 15, 2022 at 9:37 am

This is what you get when you exempt a race from the rules because of your soft bigotry.


‘His MAGA hat fell off just before the video began’

– MSNBC, soon.

Hmmmm, it’s almost as if “the people” have to sort shit like this out themselves eh.

    Sternverbs in reply to mailman. | March 15, 2022 at 10:16 am

    There should be permanent gallows in the square of every town, city, and or county…for occasions such as this, and for elections (to remind our ‘leaders’ who exactly is in power).

Too bad this alleged victim didn’t have critical race training before the encounter. Then she would know that she brought this upon herself when she participated in cultural violence by exercising her freedom to move about as she wishes in America, which is really just a white supremacist privilege which exists at the expense of BIPOC persons who are the real victims here.

The laws must be reformed to account for the shift in the nature, duration and aggressiveness of these attacks. Our statutes were written when an affray was more or less mutual combat between two persons where the conclusion of the affray was one opponent laying prone.

Today we routinely have unprovoked attacks initiated by one or more persons upon a person who isn’t a mutual combatant. Instead these attackers are more akin to predators who select weaker victims or multiple attackers act like a wolf pack surrounding a solitary opponent.

IMO, once a victim is prone any further assault should be upgraded / enhanced to add depraved indifference to make the attack equivalent to attempted murder. As should instances of multiple attackers on a solitary victim.

    healthguyfsu in reply to CommoChief. | March 15, 2022 at 11:33 am

    I believe there are laws that cover all of these things, they just aren’t enforced.

      The Gentle Grizzly in reply to healthguyfsu. | March 15, 2022 at 1:34 pm

      Or, enforced selectively.

      CommoChief in reply to healthguyfsu. | March 15, 2022 at 2:05 pm

      Not really. What I am proposing is that where the evidence shows:
      1. An attack on a prone victim
      2. Multiple assailants attacking a single victim

      The presence of these elements would automatically create the presumption of depraved indifference and therefore raise the charge to attempted murder. I don’t believe any State has crafted the statutes this way for all classes of victims. Some States do have differences when women, the elderly or disabled are the victim of a larger,stronger or younger assailant.

    “Constitutional Carry” is one potential solution to this problem. Armed neighbors are polite neighbors.

    Put another way; you don’t see this sort of shit happening in places where a large proportion of the citizenry are armed.

      CommoChief in reply to Paul. | March 15, 2022 at 2:12 pm

      To a large extent that is true. On the other hand some areas of Chicago continue to have quite a bit of violence between mutually armed participants.

      It’s the mindset and attitude of those with the firearms that determines how and when they are used not the mere presence of firearms. A firearm is a tool like any other, it can be used for good as well as evil purposes.

        Gosport in reply to CommoChief. | March 16, 2022 at 2:01 am

        There is a huge difference in attitude, sense of responsibility, and of course respect for the law between legally armed citizens and illegally armed ones.

        99.9% of those carrying on the streets of Chicago fall into the latter category.

          CommoChief in reply to Gosport. | March 16, 2022 at 9:20 am

          Attitude and sense of responsibility does indeed make a difference, that’s what I stated above. You state that in Chicago 99.9% are illegally carrying firearms. Let’s say that’s true, my question is how is it illegal? If because they are convicted felons or otherwise precluded from possession then sure. If you mean because of Chicago or Illinois restrictive permitting then that’s another thing entirely.

          If you are in favor of constitutional carry, and I am, then you should be in favor of the rights of others to exercise the same right. There will be some percentage of people who will abuse this right, just as some people abuse alcohol and drive drunk.

      The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Paul. | March 15, 2022 at 4:28 pm

      Ohio just became the 23rd state with Constitutional Carry.

Lucifer Morningstar | March 15, 2022 at 10:55 am

Man Arrested for Allegedly Punching Elderly Asian Woman 125 Times, Stomping on Her Head

I know what I’d call this person. And it isn’t a “man”. But don’t worry, even though he attempted to murder this woman he’ll be released to cause more trouble for innocent people.

So…the #STOPASIANHATE campaign will be starting up again real soon right? Right???

    lichau in reply to chrisboltssr. | March 15, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    The Stop Asian Hate banner will be carried by unicorns.

      Peabody in reply to lichau. | March 15, 2022 at 4:26 pm

      You want to know something funny.

      While it would be permissable to wear a button saying the attacker’s life matters, you would be putting your own life in jeopardy if you wore a button that said, “Asian Lives Matter.”

        Milhouse in reply to Peabody. | March 16, 2022 at 1:39 am

        No, you wouldn’t. Anyone likely to take offense at it will instead misunderstand it and cheer you on.

[People of] Yellow… perhaps White Yellow privilege? He probably saw a viral video depicting someone in that diversity class and was influenced to do something.

Subotai Bahadur | March 15, 2022 at 2:25 pm

This is Democrat-ruled New York [state, city, and boroughs]. The assailant is a protected class. The victim is a designated oppressor class because Asians work and succeed. I am amazed that he was arrested at all. I absolutely expect that he will be out on minimal or no bond because of Democrats. And if he is tried he will not be found guilty.

I will note in passing that I am of Chinese ancestry, and during the Vietnam war my family moved to a small town in Nebraska to open a business. I was a straight A student in high school, and my career goal then was to be an officer in the US Navy. The first place I ever had to regularly carry a gun was in high school there because my epicanthic folds meant Viet Cong to the locals. I convinced them that fewer would reach me than started out, and wanted to know who would be first.

Granted, I am bloodier minded than most of my ethnic fellows, and ended up wearing a badge and gun for a career, but we are used to it prejudice. Just some have the ability to fight back.

Subotai Bahadur

Remember all of the liberal bullshit about ‘stop Asian hate’ last year?

And remember how fast they dumped it when they realized exactly WHO was committing 95% of the ‘Asian hate’?

    Milhouse in reply to Olinser. | March 16, 2022 at 1:40 am

    I don’t remember them dumping it. It seemed to go on for quite some time, and still hasn’t quite stopped. They just pretended the facts were not what everyone knows they are.

Even on Legal Insurrection the headline includes the race of the victim but not of the attacker. Good thing there is color video.

the fact that the attacker is black is really incidental–this guy’s a predator–if not for the intervention of the neighbor, he would have beaten that poor lady to death–he (and all his kind) need to be put down–not locked up for a while and then released to reoffend–put down–put out of our misery forever

    Gosport in reply to texansamurai. | March 16, 2022 at 2:06 am

    In a truly color blind society that would be true. But he is being charged with a hate crime for a reason.

    Execution is only for 1st degree murder, so no he needs to be put away.

      Hollymon in reply to Danny. | March 16, 2022 at 12:04 pm

      We are a nation of laws. Change the laws, give defendants a fair trial, and then, when convicted, shoot them. Rabid animals don’t need new homes they need to be put down.

All you need do is look at the crime statistics and you know who are the primary criminals. I have to agree with other commenters that Blacks are the racists.

Wow this looks like we need to let more hardened unrepentant criminals out on the street……..

See why it is a bad idea to adopt the leftist cause of prison reform now?

I’m very interested in finding out this vile criminal’s arrest record. I would bet a lot of moolah that he has a lengthy one.

Tammel Esco, you won that round.
If you win a second round, we’ll know that there are really dark days ahead.
I have a couple really bright flashlights fyi.

Saint Peter’s University is in Jersey City, New Jersey. Their men’s BB team defeated the University of Kentucky in overtime.
The Saint Peter’s University team members wore “black lives matter” tee shirts. The ack displayed a circle with the word racism in the middle struck out by a diagonal line. Maybe it’s a “Jersey Thing”.
These boys seem to be under the impression that a tee shirt will cure their racial hostility issues. I don’t think it will, but I hope it does.