Monday 27th March 2017,

Posts by Tag: hate crime»

Indian American/ South Asian American

Sikh Woman Told She Doesn’t Belong Here during Subway Ride

posted by Randall
Rajpreet Heir

Rajpreet Heir was told “You don’t belong in this country.”

It’s thought that creating greater awareness of a problem can lead to solutions.

One positive from the very negative, anti-immigrant sentiment gripping many of our communities is the otherwise unreported microaggressions now getting noticed, even getting publicity.

The NY Times is reporting on the increased … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Sikh Americans Get Some Love

posted by Brittney Le
Gurdwara of Delaware

Photo by TC Davis

The Delaware State Assembly’s two chambers unanimously passed a resolution declaring April “Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month,” reports Tribune India. State Governor John Carney welcomed the notion; he recently met with and pledged help to the Indian American community, which he noted has been suffering from an outbreak of hate … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

South Asians Rally Against Hate Crimes. Sketch of Shooting Suspect Released

posted by Randall

Sikh shooting suspect WashingtonPolice in Kent, Washington have released a sketch of a suspect in the shooting of a Sikh man in his driveway.

The victim says the man shouted “go back to your own country” before shooting him.

He is one of four South Asians who have been shot in the past month and who prompted dozens … Read more

Asian Americans

Sikh Man Shot After Being Told “Go Back to Your Own Country”

posted by Brittney Le

News conference about murder of Deep Rai

Members of the Sikh community stand behind Kent, Washington Police Chief Ken Thomas about a suspected hate crime


 
A 39-year-old Sikh man was in his driveway in Kent, Wash., on Friday when he was confronted by a masked man who told him, “Go back to your own country,” before shooting him in the arm, … Read more

Crime

FBI Labels Kansas Shooting a Hate Crime; Trump (finally) Denounces Attack

posted by Louis Chan
Adam Purinton

Adam Purinton faces potential hate crime charges in the shooting death of Srinivas Kuchobhotla

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Before President Trump’s first presidential address to Congress, the FBI said the attack in Olathe, Kansas that killed Srinivas Kuchobhotla and wounded two others were “an act of racially motivated hatred,” which could lead … Read more

Crime

Suspected Hate Crimes have both Indian Americans and Muslims on Edge

posted by Randall
 Srinivas Kuchibhotla

Srinivas Kuchibhotla

The wife of an Indian American allegedly killed  by a gunman in Kansas is decrying the recent rise of hate crimes.

“He was just enjoying his glass of beer,” said Shabina Kavimandan, the wife of Srinivas Kuchibotla who was shot dead at a bar in Kansas in an incident that also left two … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Two men from India Shot in Apparent Hate Attack; One Killed

posted by Randall
Alok Madasani and Srinivas Kuchibhotia

Shooting victims Alok Madasani, left, and Srinivas Kuchibhotia

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Two engineers from India were shot in a Kansas bar  after a man who mistook them as Middle Eastern, allegedly told them to “get out of my country.”

One man died, the second man was wounded and a third bar … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Muslim Activists Raise More than $115,000 to Repair Vandalized Jewish American Cemetery

posted by Louis Chan

Muslims raise money for vandalized Jewish CemetaryBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
A crowd source campaign launched by members of the Muslim American community on Launch Good to repair a vandalized Jewish American cemetery has raised $116,000 in two days.

The amount of money raised is almost six times the original goal of $20,000.

More than 100 gravestones were vandalized … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Suspect Pleads not Guilty for Defacing Mosque Vandalism

posted by Randall

Islamic Center of DavisBy Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 
A woman was arrested Tuesday and charged with hate enhanced crimes for vandalizing a mosque in Davis, California and tying strips of bacon at the entrances.
 
Lauren Kirk-Coeho, 30, pleaded not guilty Feb. 17.
 

Kirk-Coehlo, was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of breaking six of … Read more

Asian Americans

Trump inspires hate groups, says SPLC report

posted by Randall

Southern Poverty Law Center Year of Hate report

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

A year ago, the headline of the report on hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center read “Hate Groups on the Rise.” Sadly, this year’s report concludes that hate groups have risen for the second year in a row.

The rise in the number of hate groups … Read more

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