“He was riding his bike and he actually dropped his bike and assaulted me.”
A long-serving public servant in San Francisco was recently attacked and brutally beaten outside his home.
Greg Chew, the commissioner-at-large, who is Asian, was left bloody and bruised. He is also unable to use one of his arms.
ABC News in San Francisco reports:
SF commissioner-at-large calls for change after brutal assault outside SOMA home
A longtime San Francisco public servant is speaking out for the first time after being brutally attacked across the street from his SOMA home.
“I’ve lived here in this building South of Market for 33 years,” says Greg Chew, who points out every landmark surrounding the area of 3rd and Folsom.
Chew’s knowledge also comes from decades of public service, having been appointed to the film, immigrant rights, and most recently, the arts and culture commission, by then-Mayor Gavin Newsom.
“Dion, I love the city,” says Chew, with a smile.
But in this city, just one block from his building, he experienced one of the challenges of living in San Francisco.
Tuesday night at around 7:30 as he walked home, out of nowhere Chew was approached by a man.
“He was riding his bike and he actually dropped his bike and assaulted me. I got punched in the face, kicked, beaten,” says Chew.
Chew describes his attack here:
This is longtime San Francisco commissioner (now at large) Greg Chew.
He was punched in the face & beaten across the street from his SOMA home Tuesday around 7:30PM.
— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) August 6, 2022
This attack happened just blocks away from the scene of an attack on a 70 year-old Asian woman last week.
In that case, police are now seeking multiple young, black suspects.
FOX News reports:
San Francisco beating of 70-year-old Asian woman: Police seek 11-year-old, 3 other young suspects
Multiple law enforcement sources told Fox News Saturday they are seeking an 11-year-old boy and three other young suspects in a brutal attack on a 70-year-old Asian woman in San Francisco last weekend.
The vicious assault was captured on video, but no suspects are in custody.
Authorities said that an 11-year-old Black boy was an active participant, as well as a 13-year-old Black girl.
A 14-year-old Black girl is seen kicking the woman in the head in the Anza Vista neighborhood.
A Black male who just turned 18 is also being sought.
Two other suspects were allegedly associated with a group involved in a string of robberies and were reportedly nabbed in Oakland, California.
Leaders in San Francisco need to deal with this issue. They are out of time and excuses.
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