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For Immediate Release - Feb. 24, 2021
Contact: Communications Director Ryan K. Brown
(408) 600-5951 / rkbrown@cityofsacramento.org

Councilmember Mai Vang Makes Statement on Suspected Anti-Asian Hate Crime

Sacramento, Calif. - Sacramento City Councilmember Mai Vang issued the following statement in response to an alleged Anti-Asian hate crime at the “Mad Butcher Meat Company,” a Chinese American owned business, where a mutilated cat was found in the parking lot on the evening of Monday, Feb. 22:

“Attacks on Asian Americans are on the rise across the nation and, unfortunately, Sacramento must also confront this xenophobia. The crime committed against the owners of the Mad Butcher Meat Company on Monday night was horrific and this reprehensible act must be strongly condemned.

“Not only was an animal violently abused, but it was used to threaten and provoke fear at an Asian American owned business in Sacramento. Our city has committed to racial equity and justice – which means confronting the perpetrators of hate and acknowledging the trauma and suffering experienced by victims.

“As a city and as a community, we must work collectively to recognize the humanity of all people and stand united against all acts of hatred and bigotry. Our residents must not live in fear for their safety. I look forward to working on community-led solutions to keep us safe.”

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Mai Vang was elected to a four-year term on the Sacramento City Council in 2020 and represents the city’s Eighth District, which includes the neighborhoods of Meadowview, Parkway, Valley Hi, and North Laguna. She is the first Asian American woman and first person of Hmong descent to serve on the Council.