: It has been almost three months since Lakhwant Singh was brutally assaulted. The man who attacked him told him to “go back to your country” and called him an “older Arab.” @DA1Colorado and @Durkin5CO, please charge Lakhwant’s attacker with a hate crime! #JusticeForLakhwant
The attacker, Eric Breemen, will be in court this Friday, July 24, for a preliminary hearing. Unfortunately, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office has publicly stated they don’t believe
the assault against Mr. Singh was biased, because “go back to your country” is “not racial;” they said that “that kind of talk happens all too often, but that in itself is not enough for us to be able to prove he was targeted/attacked for his race.”
“Lakhwant ji has shared his story with the DA’s office, and they have heard from civil rights experts, concerned citizens, and many others that charging this case as a hate crime matters,” said Kanwarbir Singh Sandhu, Gurdwara President at Colorado Singh Sabha. “DA Weir and CDDA Durkin must acknowledge that anyone who shouts ‘go back to your country’ and tries to kill someone is acting from a place of prejudice and hate.”
If you take one minute to post this graphic and tag DA Weir and CDDA Durkin, it could make a difference in this important case.
After you post, please ask your friends and family to do so too. No one deserves to be targeted or hurt because of their actual or perceived race, religion, or heritage.
The Sikh Coalition continues to provide free legal support and resources to Mr. Singh and his family as they navigate this difficult time. If you or someone you know has been subjected to bias, bigotry, or backlash, please reach out to our legal team
As always, the Sikh Coalition urges you to practice your faith fearlessly.