Tag Archives: hate crime

After 9/11, Sikhs Bear Burden of Misplaced Anti-Muslim Sentiment.

USA: I remember visiting my parents in my home state of Wisconsin and receiving a frantic phone call from my husband asking if I was okay. “There was a mass shooting at your Gurdwara (Sikh place of worship),” he told me. “A hate crime.” It’s been two years since the August 2012 massacre at Oak Creek, Wisconsin, when Wade Michael ...

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Hate crime against US Sikh: man pleads guilty

Washington, USA: A US national has pleaded guilty to the charge of hate crime against a 50-year old Sikh taxi driver in the state of Washington, the US justice department has announced. Jamie Larson, 49, faces imprisonment up to 10 years for the racially-motivated assault. Sentencing is scheduled for November 5. The indictment alleges that Larson assaulted the victim on October ...

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Monumental Step Forward in Tracking Hate Crimes Against Sikhs

Washington D.C:  With the utmost gratitude, UNITED SIKHS thanks Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-NY) for his efforts to encourage the Department of Justice and FBI to begin tracking and quantifying hate crimes against Sikh, Hindu, and Arab Americans. To date, the FBI has not collected and tracked hate crimes against these communities, despite serious hate crimes committed against community members especially ...

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Gilbert Garcia who was arrested earlier nearly killing 82 yrs Piara Singh of Fresno pleads ‘Not Guilty’

Sacramento, California: A man accused of brutally attacking an 82-year old Sikh with a rod outside a gurdwara in a suspected hate crime earlier this month has pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder and abusing an elderly. Gilbert Garcia, 29, is accused of attacking Piara Singh outside the Nanaksar gurdwara in southwest Fresno, located in the heart of the ...

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Green Bay man accused of setting fire to store owned by Sikh

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Green Bay, WI: A 53-year-old man is charged with a hate crime, accused of setting fire to a Green Bay convenience store owned by a Sikh American – seven months after the most deadly U.S. attack on Sikhs in recent memory at an Oak Creek temple. James Parrish of Green Bay faces charges of arson with a hate crime modification, ...

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