San Jose Police Officers Patrol Asian Communities

San Jose says it’s rolling out a new strategy to address the growing concern that Asian communities are being increasingly targeted by criminals.

Police officers are making new rounds here in the shopping complex where Shang Cafe gets loyal customers, but also recent phone threats laced with racial insults.

“Angry, angry, very angry, but during that time we don’t know what to do,” said Shang Cafe Manager Yue Zhang.

The community has historically been hesitant to call police because of a language barrier and cultural reluctance.

“Police can be seen as a sign of trouble and we just want to get across that, across the board, ‘hey, we’re just

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