The New York Police Department has created a task force specifically to deal with a rise in hate crimes against Asian-Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.There have been 21 reported anti-Asian hate crimes leading to 17 arrests since March around the time the pandemic intensified in the United States, figures that are higher than normal, Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison told reporters on Tuesday.“This increase was cultivated due to the anti-Asian rhetoric about the virus that was…