Elderly San Francisco man Rongxin Liao to return to China after decades of living in US because it’s ‘too dangerous’

The family of an elderly man who was repeatedly assaulted on the crime-ridden streets of San Francisco decided America was “too dangerous” for their loved one and decided to send him back to his native China after decades of living there. In the United States.

“It’s too dangerous here,” Jing Liao said. san francisco standard On Monday, her father, Longxin Liao, 87, booked a one-way ticket with his family to his hometown of Guangzhou, Guangdong province.

“The security situation in San Francisco is getting worse and worse,” Liao added, revealing that his father had been brutally attacked several times during his stay in San Francisco.

Liao Rongxin was the victim of a high-profile case in 2020. At that time, as he was sitting on a walker waiting for a bus on a street in the city, where public safety has deteriorated, a security camera caught a deranged man jumping and kicking him.

The Chinese immigrant, who speaks little English, had appeared before judges multiple times to seek harsher punishment for his attackers.

In 2020, Liao Rongxin was attacked unprovoked on a San Francisco street while waiting for a bus. K.G.O.

His attacker, Eric Ramos Hernandez, was sentenced to just seven months in prison, then transferred to a mental health clinic, but later released for home treatment, the Standard reported.

The attack left Liao Rongxin with serious head injuries.

The grandfather was attacked again on October 1, 2023, while walking on Market Street in downtown San Francisco, his son revealed.

An 86-year-old Asian man matching Rongxin Liao’s description was badly punched that day and was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to a police report obtained by the outlet.

Liao’s attacker, Eric Ramos Hernandez, received a light sentence for assaulting an elderly Chinese immigrant. K.G.O.

Liao Rongxin himself spoke to a Chinese newspaper. Shintao Daily On Monday, he announced that he was attacked while walking to church in the city seven years ago.

The 87-year-old said he was beaten unconscious by an unknown assailant and woke up in the emergency room at St. Francis Memorial Hospital with a partially broken hand and eight stitches.

Despite repeated police investigations, the culprit was never found and the case was dropped.

“I don’t want to hold my son back here,” Liao Rongxin told Xingtao Daily. “I don’t want him to worry about me all the time.”

Liao and his family decided it would be safer to return to China after being assaulted multiple times over the past few years. K.G.O.

The family decided to send Jing Liao’s brother back to spend the rest of his days in peace with his brother in China.

Liao held a farewell party with older friends in Chinatown on Sunday, bidding farewell to her 24 years in the United States.

Before leaving the United States this Saturday, he plans to revisit the hospital to check for eye damage from the previous attack.

A large portion of San Francisco, California’s homeless population is involved in a variety of crimes, including drug-related activity and theft. Michael Ho-wai Lee/SOPA Images/Shutterstock

Latest statistics show assaults across San Francisco decreased by 4.9% in 2023 crime statistics.

However, in 2022, the number of assaults in the city increased by a staggering 8.8% compared to 2021.

After his assault in 2020, video of violent attack and Rongxin Liao’s family will emerge Recall campaign advertisement against then-District Attorney Chesa Boudin.

The ad, which ran in May 2022, claimed that hate crimes against Asian Americans have increased by 567% since Boudin was elected prosecutor.

Boudin was ousted from his post in June 2022 after fed-up San Francisco voters chose to recall the Soft Crimes Bureau following a spike in brazen shoplifting, car break-ins, and rampant open-air drug dealing. Ta.