Prosecutors in the San Francisco Bay Area have filed hate crime charges against two men accused of attacking a Sikh man by removing his turban and cutting a fistful of hair with a pocket knife last month, officials said.
A Bay Area Sikh man was allegedly beaten by three Chevron contractors who also cut off the man’s hair, a major offense to Sikhs who allow their hair to grow naturally as a symbol of respect for God’s perfect creation.
The Sikh Coalition is asking California authorities to investigate the alleged attack as a hate crime.
Contra Costa County prosecutors charged a pair of Texas men Friday with two counts of felony assault and hate crimes for beating a Sikh man and cutting off his hair in the Bay Area city of Richmond, last month. Chase Bryan Little, 3...
A California Sikh man’s turban was knocked off his head and some of his hair cut off in a beating Bay Area Sikhs are calling a hate crime.