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Tammel Esco; The Man Who Punched and Stomped an Asian-American Woman 125 times

A 67-year old woman from the Philippines was punched 125 times by Tammel Esco. The 42-year old Yonkers has been arrested for an appalling hate crime against this Asian-American woman. Who is Tammel Esco? Let’s read on about the incident and this history-sheeter.

 

About the Hate Crime

 

The Yonkers Police Department narrated a gruesome hate crime that was committed against this old woman. Tammel and the victim both live in the same building. On Friday, as the Asian-American woman was returning home, the Yonkers man used a racial slur against her.

Even though she ignored him, Tammel Esco came from behind and punched her like 125 times after finally knocking her on the floor. He even blew some vicious kicks on the old woman. He then spat on her. The old woman suffered from multiple lacerations and contusions on her face and head.

Not just this, she has multiple fractures and internal bleeding. She is currently in a trauma centre and is under stable conditions. However, her injuries narrate a gruesome tale of hate crime in the 21st century. But it comes as no surprise because Tammel is a habitual offender.

The Yonkers Police stated this incident as one of the most appalling attacks he had ever seen; to beat a helpless woman despicable and targeting her because of her race makes it more so, he added. The CCTV serves as videographic evidence for the said crime.

The Yonkers Police Commissioner John J. Mueller said  released a statement:

“This defendant must be held to the maximum punishment allowed by law to send a clear message that hateful, violent behaviour will not be tolerated in our communities.

“Thousands of people in the US have been victims of anti-Asian incidents, from verbal abuse to physical attacks, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a total of 10,905 hate incidents between February 19, 2020, and December 31, 2021, against Asian American and Pacific Islander people reported to Stop AAPI Hate, an organisation that tracks reports of racism and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.”

Who is Tammel Esco?

The 42-year old Yonkers is the victim’s neighbour and has a previous record of 14 arrests and multiple convictions. This is not the first time that Tammel has conducted a hate crime. Last year, he pushed a woman through a glass window. He was conditionally discharged because the woman did not suffer many injuries.

Tammel has also undergone a five-month inpatient program for substance abuse after this incident. But again, this is not the first time he is going to prison. He is a habitual offender who served 42 months in prison for stabbing someone in 2010.

As per my research, the convict’s Twitter handle goes by @tammelE. As you go on exploring his tweets, you’d find him complaining about everything. He has issues with food, water, electricity and everything that goes on in society. In one tweet he says, “Bank of America I ant my money”, in another, he says “worst food ever”. There is nothing positive about the history-sheeter.

Here’s what people are saying:

We don’t know about his personal life or his family yet but one thing is clear. He is a serious threat to society. It is shocking how he is living among these residents in Yonkers. Trammel deserves a strong punishment for what he did.

Tammel attacked a law-abiding old woman without any provocation. He should be kept behind the bars instead of being left out to commit further crimes. What do you think about the incident?

Mallika
I am Mallika Singh, a lawyer and writer by profession. Writing gives me a sense of freedom and independence. I am a keen observer and an ardent reader. When not at work, you can find me at the stable. Horse riding is another passion that keeps me going.
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7 COMMENTS

  1. I see a lot of tv regarding Asian hate crimes but the perps All tend to be portrayed by redneck white guys where in reality this is not the case.Why?

  2. I’m just honestly baffled. What has the Asian community done to receive these brutal attacks from white attackers but generally greater black Americans in America? In a non rhetorical sense what has Asian Americans done to be assaulted in broad daylight and mostly in the heavily populated cities.
    These strong, young African American men are punching, kicking, stomping on these poor elderly men and women of Asian descent.
    COVID is from Wuhan, China. It’s been tough last two years. But it’s been extra difficult for Asians in America. For Asian-Americans because blatantly or subtle Asians have been receiving the looks, blames, and aggravated assaults in these cases.
    And being about 5% of the American population there has been much support to voice for help against these rises in COVID hate attacks.
    Neither the White or Black politicians will speak out for Asians Americans and generally condemn these attacks at risk of alienating the two races who vote. Really, no one has really come out and said this is bad, the attackers are bad. A 350% rise in these attacks for a 5% population group has got to raise some eyebrows somewhere important. But it doesn’t. It’s tough.
    I for one am an Asian American immigrated as a child in the 90s. I’ve lived most of my life here. And am more home at where I live than anywhere else in the world. I did volunteer for military service during the height of Iraq Iran war in 2004. I pay honestly on my taxes. I enjoy burgers and fries and whatever little activities I can enjoy in a small town where I live.
    I was educated alongside all races which is an advantage no other country in the world has. It lets you open your views and experience cultures of all diverse races.
    Blacks or African Americans are just like the rest of Americans. I’d say for a minority race themselves they have a greater influence on American culture than any other racial group. It’s is infuriating to see them blaming whatever problems they possess and lashing out violently towards Asian individuals now.
    They were once persecuted for being helpless and weak in American history. There is no justice or gain from these offenders assaulting and injuring Asian Americans. It is most cowardly to attack older women and men who is physically weak and vulnerable. Look at Yan Man Pao who succumbed to his injuries from a violent attack from another African American man. Yan was kicked and ‘stomped’ to death collecting cans to make ends meet after the restaurant he was working in shut down. Truly sad.
    Not one African American actor, comedian, politician, or any public figure with influence has come out yet and spoke against these hate crimes. It’s like African Americans condone these attacks and killings. They want to blame someone. If you must blame someone blame China. Blame the Communist Party in Beijing. That’s a seriously different world about nine thousand miles away. That’s a long distance. Hate people over there who caused all this mess.
    Asian immigrants are hard workers. We don’t cause trouble. We don’t create problems. Live and let live they say.
    If God is in heaven as I believe He is this will not stand. And America must not suffer these injustices. People who harm others will be punished now or later. This is undeserved and horrendous.

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