1. Police assault a gay man. It is reported and framed as an “anti-gay” attack. White gay people say “look at the terrible violence we face!”
He is a black man.
- Here’s what we know from the mayor’s press conference:
- Shooting suspect identified as 53-year-old Jeffrey Johnson, a former employee of a women’s clothing and accessory store Hazan Imports
- At 9:03am ET, shooting suspect Johnson engaged with a former co-worker at or near the store and fatally shot the victim three times
- Two officers responded to the scene. According to police, Johnson drew a .45-caliber semi-automatic weapon and opened fire on the officers
- Officers returned fire, fatally striking Johnson. Nine others were injured or grazed according to the NYPD, and some of those injured may have been struck by gunfire from the NYPD officers
Satwant Singh Kaleka (65 years old) died defending the temple he built, attempting to fend off a gunman who attacked worshippers Sunday, family members said. Kaleka came to the United States with $100 in his pocket and worked tirelessly to give back to others and build a vibrant Sikh community in the south of the city.
Paramjit Kaur (41 years old) was the mother of two sons, ages 18 and 20. She was a weekly presence at the temple. She came to pray and to prepare food every Sunday for the shared meal.
Suveg Singh (84 years old) held a key role at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. He provided fellowship. He would ask cabdrivers about their families or offer an uplifting scripture passage. Suveg Singh, who lived with his family, was known to come to the temple early in the morning and stay through the evening, sometimes as late as 7 p.m.
Prakash Singh (39 years old) had reunited with his family just 45 days ago. A priest at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin for about six years, Prakash Singh had gone to India in June, returning with his wife, 11-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter.
Ranjit Singh (49 years old). Ranjit Singh’s son was seven months old when Singh left his home in Delhi, India, and came to the United States, according to report by NDTV, a New Delhi-based media company. The boy, Gurvinder, hoped to see his father for the first time in 16 years when Singh returned to Delhi in November to celebrate the Indian holiday of Diwali, the station reported.
Sita Singh (41 years old). Priest Sita Singh moved here from New York City about six months ago to serve the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin while another priest was gone. He was shot and killed along with his older brother, Ranjit Singh.
Seven people are dead, and at least twenty have been injured in a shooting at an Oak Creek, Wisconsin Sikh temple. The gunman is among the dead.Seven people were killed and at least twenty injured as a gunman took over a Sikh temple in Oak Creek Wisconsin. Many people reported having been taken hostage by the gunman… read more.
Another Murder Going Unpunished!
I got this email from MoveOn (it’s another change/petition sort of website) and I had to share it —
On December 23, 2011, my goddaughter, Jasmine Thar, a 16-year-old African American, was shot and killed while in my mother’s front yard in Chadbourn, North Carolina.
When the shot rang out, Jasmine was preparing for a routine shopping trip and doing what most teens do—texting. Two others, my niece and myself, were also injured in the shooting.
The 23-year-old Caucasian male who fired the fatal shot from the house across the street was taken in for questioning, but he has not been charged with a crime of any kind.
Because he claims it was an accident, the police let him go—despite the fact that he admits he fired the shot and police found a Confederate flag and Nazi literature in his home.
The message being sent is that you can shoot and kill someone like Jasmine and get away with it by simply claiming it was an accident. That can’t be the world we live in.
Marissa Alexander shot a warning shot to ward off her abusive husband and she’s facing 20 years in prison for protecting herself while not hurting anyone, but Jasmine’s killer doesn’t face any charges at all? WTF