From a Division of Justice press launch dated October 24, however posted on Westlaw a number of days in the past:
A Diamond Bar man pleaded responsible immediately to a federal prison cost of disrupting a “Cease Asian Hate” rally in March 2021 by operating a purple gentle and driving via a busy crosswalk of peaceable protesters whereas shouting racial slurs and epithets shouted.
On the third day of the trial, Steve Lee Dominguez, 57, pleaded responsible to 1 felony rely of bias-motivated interference with federally protected actions.
In response to the plea settlement,
Suspect drove to the ‘Cease Asian Hate’ rally in his automobile, a black Honda four-door sedan. As he approached the intersection in the course of the assembly, he stopped and shouted, “Return to China!” and “fuck China!” to the members of the rally, together with the victims. The suspect then intentionally drove via a purple gentle and drove his automobile, which was always a harmful weapon, throughout the zebra crossing of the intersection. He made an unlawful U-turn and lower off the route of a number of rally members who have been legally crossing the road on the crosswalk. The victims, different adults and a nine-year-old little one needed to transfer rapidly to keep away from being hit by the suspect’s automobile. The defendant then bought out of his automobile and continued to shout racial epithets and threatening language on the rally members, together with “come on, you rattling niggers,” “you Japanese motherfucker,” “Fuck you, you Gook!” and “Fuck you, I will be again,” amongst others.
The press launch from the Ministry of Justice additionally states:
He then referred to as the police, recognized himself as ‘John Doe’ and falsely reported to the police that the rally members have been blocking the road and that he needed to run a purple gentle ‘as a result of they have been about to trample my automobile’ , in accordance with proof offered at trial. He additionally requested police to “train some management” on the intersection.