Bronx Man Charged with Anti-Asian Hate Crime

By Kevin Deutsch
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A Bronx man was charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime for allegedly targeting an Asian woman in Manhattan last Tuesday.

Daniel Negroni, 31, allegedly went after the 25-year-old woman about 1 p.m. on First Avenue and 57th Street, calling her “Coronavirus Asian” and telling her “I should punch you,” according to the NYPD.

Negroni also tried and failed to hit the woman, she told cops. She was not injured during the incident.

Negroni could not be reached for comment, and it was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney.

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Kevin Deutsch is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering the criminal justice system, drugs, and DNA use by law enforcement. An award-winning journalist, Deutsch is the author of the true crime books "Pill City" and "The Triangle." He has worked on staff at the Daily News, Miami Herald, Newsday, The Palm Beach Post, and The Riverdale Press. His work has also appeared in Newsweek, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Forward, The Independent, Huffington Post, Orlando Sentinel, and the New York Post, among other publications. His numerous television appearances include spots on CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN's BookTV. He has also been featured in The New Yorker. A Bronx resident, Deutsch hosts the true crime podcast "A Dark Turn" on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.