"Hate crime charges in this case aren't only about justice for Mr. Singh," said Nikki Singh, Sikh Coalition Policy and Advocacy Manager. "They are about the message that DA Weir and the rest of Lakewood's law enforcement want to send to everyone regarding racism, xenophobia, and bigotry. For that reason, we are grateful to all of the groups that have chosen to raise their voices and stand in solidarity with us at this critical moment."
In addition to leading this advocacy campaign and continuing to provide free legal consultation to Mr. Singh and his family, the Sikh Coalition has worked to secure media coverage to further pressure the Jefferson County DA’s Office. To date, Denver 7 ABC
and FOX 31
have both done on-air features about the case, and the Lakewood Sentinel
--which broke the story of this hate crime two months ago--has published updates. In addition, the case has also received coverage in Indian and Punjabi press: Sikh Coalition staff discussed the need for hate crime charges on Chardikla Time TV, PTC Punjabi, and JUS Punjabi; Indica News
and the Press Trust of India
have provided additional reporting.
The Sikh Coalition will continue to provide updates in this case. In the meantime, if you or someone you know has been subjected to bias, bigotry, or backlash, we urge you to contact our legal team
for free legal aid.
As always, the Sikh Coalition urges you to practice your faith fearlessly.