Colorado authorities add hate crime cost towards man who attacked Sikh-American retailer proprietor


New York, July 23 

Authorities in Colorado state of the US will add a hate crime cost towards a person who had brutally attacked a Sikh-American retailer proprietor in April and advised him to “go back to your country”.

Sikh civil-rights organisation Sikh Coalition mentioned it has been knowledgeable that the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office has determined so as to add a hate crime cost towards Eric Breemen, who will now be charged with a number of counts—now together with a bias-motivated crime—within the violent April 29 assault on Lakhwant Singh.

Singh mentioned he’s very grateful to “everyone—Sikhs and non-Sikhs alike” who stood with him and his household on this extremely troublesome time and appreciates the Jefferson County authorities for listening to his story and, “through these charges, recognising the role that hate played in my horrible attack”.

Singh was brutally attacked on the retailer he owns together with his spouse in April when Breemen entered the store and started harassing the couple, the Sikh Coalition had mentioned.

Breemen broken quite a few gadgets and repeatedly advised the couple to “go back to your country”.

When Breemen left the shop, Singh adopted him exterior to take a photograph of his license plate in order that he may report the abuse however he struck Singh together with his car, throwing him a number of toes throughout the parking zone, inflicting a number of accidents.

Following his arrest, Breemen had advised police that he had attacked an “Arab” man.

The Sikh Coalition had referred to as for authorities to convey formal hate crime fees towards the assailant. The organisation mentioned greater than 2,600 individuals despatched emails to Jefferson County District Attorney Peter Weir urging him to pursue a hate crime cost. In addition, 29 organisations joined a sign-on letter earlier this month urging for a similar, and plenty of others signed and delivered extra petitions from internationally.

“The decision to add a bias-motivated charge against Breemen is a resounding victory not just for Singh, but for minority communities who are threatened by bias and bigotry every day,” Sikh Coalition Legal Director Amrith Kaur mentioned.

“Adding these charges sends a clear message: Hatred is not welcome in Jefferson County, and those who are targeted for being different know that this community will acknowledge it and stand with them in solidarity,” she mentioned.

The Sikh Coalition has mentioned that Sikh Americans stay a whole lot of occasions extra prone to expertise bigotry, bias and backlash than their fellow Americans. —PTI

 

Colorado authorities add hate crime cost towards man who attacked Sikh-American retailer proprietor

Singh mentioned he’s very grateful to “everyone—Sikhs and non-Sikhs alike” who stood with him

New York, July 23 

Authorities in Colorado state of the US will add a hate crime cost towards a person who had brutally attacked a Sikh-American retailer proprietor in April and advised him to “go back to your country”.

Sikh civil-rights organisation Sikh Coalition mentioned it has been knowledgeable that the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office has determined so as to add a hate crime cost towards Eric Breemen, who will now be charged with a number of counts—now together with a bias-motivated crime—within the violent April 29 assault on Lakhwant Singh.

Singh mentioned he’s very grateful to “everyone—Sikhs and non-Sikhs alike” who stood with him and his household on this extremely troublesome time and appreciates the Jefferson County authorities for listening to his story and, “through these charges, recognising the role that hate played in my horrible attack”.

Singh was brutally attacked on the retailer he owns together with his spouse in April when Breemen entered the store and started harassing the couple, the Sikh Coalition had mentioned.

Breemen broken quite a few gadgets and repeatedly advised the couple to “go back to your country”.

When Breemen left the shop, Singh adopted him exterior to take a photograph of his license plate in order that he may report the abuse however he struck Singh together with his car, throwing him a number of toes throughout the parking zone, inflicting a number of accidents.

Following his arrest, Breemen had advised police that he had attacked an “Arab” man.

The Sikh Coalition had referred to as for authorities to convey formal hate crime fees towards the assailant. The organisation mentioned greater than 2,600 individuals despatched emails to Jefferson County District Attorney Peter Weir urging him to pursue a hate crime cost. In addition, 29 organisations joined a sign-on letter earlier this month urging for a similar, and plenty of others signed and delivered extra petitions from internationally.

“The decision to add a bias-motivated charge against Breemen is a resounding victory not just for Singh, but for minority communities who are threatened by bias and bigotry every day,” Sikh Coalition Legal Director Amrith Kaur mentioned.

“Adding these charges sends a clear message: Hatred is not welcome in Jefferson County, and those who are targeted for being different know that this community will acknowledge it and stand with them in solidarity,” she mentioned.

The Sikh Coalition has mentioned that Sikh Americans stay a whole lot of occasions extra prone to expertise bigotry, bias and backlash than their fellow Americans. —PTI

 



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