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Tell the FBI to Track Anti-Sikh Hate Crimes

The federal government does not bother to track hate crimes against Sikhs in its Hate Crime Incident Report (Form 1-699).  Such crimes are officially recorded as anti-Muslim crimes, even though Sikhs are usually targeted because of their Sikh identity.  The Sikh Coalition believes that the only way to accurately diagnose and solve a problem is to track it.  And so, if you agree that the federal government should be tracking anti-Sikh hate crimes, please sign our petition to the Justice Department today.

Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Dear Attorney General Holder:

I am writing today to request formal tracking of hate crimes against Sikhs on the FBI's Hate Crime Incident Report (Form 1-699).

By its own terms, Form 1-699 is designed to “assist the [Federal Bureau of Investigation] in compiling timely, comprehensive, and accurate data regarding the incidence and prevalence of hate crime throughout the [n]ation.” Although the Sikh Coalition has documented numerous bias attacks against Sikhs since September 11, 2001, the federal government does not track such crimes.

Because the Sikh community is acutely susceptible to hate violence in the United States, it is critically important for federal authorities to devise means of tracking hate violence against the Sikh community. Failing to do so is bad public policy, because it is impossible to diagnose and prevent a problem unless it is being measured.

In light of these concerns, I urge you to direct the FBI to amend Form 1-699 so that bias crimes motivated by anti-Sikh bias are accurately documented.

Respectfully submitted,
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1554 Wed Aug 31 17:08:12 EDT 2016 Hardip Kalsi Santa Cruz, CA Sikhs are not Muslims. We have our own culture, beliefs, and identity. We deserve the same respect as any Christian or Jew. We do not deserve to be treated as second class citizens, and tracked under the More....
1553 Wed Apr 06 10:51:16 EDT 2016 Anna Magidson Martinez, CA
1552 Wed Nov 19 02:24:33 EST 2014 Alfonso Zamora Janesville, WI
1551 Sat Aug 09 03:52:23 EDT 2014 Khurram Malik CAMBRIDGE, MA
1550 Wed Jun 26 12:56:51 EDT 2013 Anonymous Oakland, CA
1549 Wed May 08 05:06:01 EDT 2013 Ajit Khera Fresno , CA
1548 Wed Jan 30 05:03:39 EST 2013 Anonymous
1547 Sun Dec 16 12:25:50 EST 2012 kamaljit singh canoga park, CA Kamaljit sahota
1546 Sun Dec 16 12:25:49 EST 2012 kamaljit singh canoga park, CA Kamaljit sahota
1545 Thu Sep 27 08:23:49 EDT 2012 Harminder Blackburn London, UK, ot
1544 Tue Sep 11 08:29:32 EDT 2012 James Wilson Archer, FL
1543 Mon Sep 10 21:55:27 EDT 2012 Joseph Wilson Hamden, CT
1542 Sun Aug 12 15:12:36 EDT 2012 Mohanpal Singh Lynnwood, WA
1541 Wed Aug 08 12:21:25 EDT 2012 Bishav Brar ON
1540 Tue Aug 07 13:59:57 EDT 2012 Manjeet Singh New York, NY
1539 Sun Aug 05 15:58:31 EDT 2012 Anonymous WI
1538 Tue Jul 10 10:52:19 EDT 2012 Sahib RANA Brisbane,
1537 Tue Jun 19 04:45:56 EDT 2012 Harminder Kaur NY
1536 Tue May 29 16:34:57 EDT 2012 Tanupriya Kaur
1535 Tue May 29 14:43:02 EDT 2012 Anonymous ON
1534 Mon May 07 12:51:41 EDT 2012 Tarlochan Singh South Ozone Park, NY
1533 Thu May 03 02:58:51 EDT 2012 Angad Pal Singh Arlington, NY
1532 Mon Apr 23 12:00:44 EDT 2012 Anonymous IL
1531 Mon Apr 23 09:00:04 EDT 2012 Apaar Singh Baltimore, MD
1530 Mon Apr 23 02:50:13 EDT 2012 Anonymous Sikhism are a seperate religion from Hinduism.
Sikhism is a major world religion.
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