Craig Day Milne Charged With Felony Hate Crime At Wing Luke Museum

Friday, September 22, 2023

You just have to at least like the fact that Milne is getting charged with a hate crime because that doesn't always happen.

The King County Prosecutor's Office announced Monday they rush-filed charges of a hate crime and first-degree malicious mischief against 76-year-old Craig Milne. Prosecutors have asked for Milne to be held on $30,000 bail. Meanwhile, the Wing Luke Museum remains open as staff and volunteers continue to heal from Thursday night's violent attack. 

Police say Milne yelled racist statements and took a sledgehammer to shatter nine windows of the historic museum in Seattle's Chinatown-International District.

Executive Director Joël Barraquiel Tan says there has been an incredible outpouring of love and support from the community.

He says staff, volunteers and leadership have constantly been checking in on each other since the attack and are committed to educating the public about Asian American and Pacific Islander history in Puget Sound.

"Over 100 years of anti-Chinese policies and vigilantism that isn't that long ago, that isn't too many generations ago, and I think this recent hate crime and vandalism is just connected to that," said Tan.

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And if you're curioius to see the video of the 76 year-old White Man doing the crime....