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Let's End Ignorance and Profiling in Harris County

At the beginning of the Thanksgiving weekend, the Tagore family came home to find their home burglarized. When they called 911,   HarrisCounty deputies were dispatched to investigate. But instead of pursuing the thieves, the police officers  ordered Ms. Kawaljeet Kaur to hand over her kirpan – a religious article mandated by the Sikh faith – which she wore over her shoulder. Ms. Kaur offered to leave the room if her kirpan made the officers uncomfortable, but to no avail.

Instead, she, along with her brother, mother and cousin, were handcuffed and led into the street.   One officer asked the family whether they had “heard about the bombings in Bombay” while another told them that he “knew about Muslims.” Hours later, the entire family, humiliated and violated, was released without being arrested or charged.





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2567 December 24, 2012 Angad Veerhal YOU STUPID SIKHS STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND DO YOU?

WHITE RACE = AMERICA = HATE FOREIGNERS

UNTIL YOU GET THIS THROUGH YOUR BRAINS AND START BEATING UP WHITE AMERICANS IN REVENGE, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE UNTIL THEIR HEELS. AT THE MINIMUM SAY TO WHITE AMERICANS THAT THEY ARE DIRT. SAY IT TO THEIR FACES.

IT IS DISGRACEFUL YOU SIKHS BEHAVE LIKE WOMEN AND CHILDREN. RABB JAANEH TWANU KI HOGAYA HAI???
2566 June 19, 2012 Gurminder Dalla ITS APPARENT THERES SUM THINGS WRONG WITH THE SIKH COMMUNTY OF AMERICA!!!!!!! ROZ SANNA EH AMREEKAN ENNI BURREE TARAAHN VYAVAAR KARDE NEH AUR KABHI SATKAAR NEHI KARDE. MAGAR FIR BEE ASEE 90% SAMAY PAR ONADEH TALVEH CHAATDE NEH!!!!!!

WHERE IS YOURS SIKHISM???? WHERE IS YOUR WARRIOR SPIRIT????? YOUR HATRED OF HINDUSTAN BLINDS YOU TO THE MOST HATEFULLED COUNTRY AND RACE ON THE PLANET THE LAST 500 YEARS. THE WHITE MAN.

UTOH SARDAARON!!!! UTOH! APNE PARIVAARAAN AUR AURATAAN AUR BACHEYAAN NUU BACHAAO!!!!

ENEH DARDE HO INN GORO TOHN???? SHARAM DEE GAL HAI!!!
2565 January 19, 2012 Vishal Agnihotri ONE CAN SEE HOW STUPID THE FOREIGNERS ARE WHO LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES. THE WHITE MAN TREATS YOU SO BADLY AND THINKS OF YOU SO BADLY AND YET YOU WILL CONTINUE TO WORSHIP HIM. WHY? BECAUSE OF MONEY.

I HAVE COME CLOSE TO BEATING UP WHITE MEN AND WHITE WOMEN ON COUNTLESS OCCASIONS AND WILL NOT SHED A SINGLE TEAR IF EVERY WHTIE AMERICAN IS SLAUGHTERED. AS A SIKH (NOT A SIKH AMERICAN), SINCE THE TWO ARE ONLY COMPATIBLE SUPERFICIALLY, I EXHORT AND INDEED, BESEECH ALL FOREIGNERS TO FIGHT. NOT USING THE WHITE MAN'S LAW. BUT BY BEATING TO A PULP, ANY WHITE AMERICAN THAT DARES TO BULLY YOU.

IT IS TIME TO STOP BEING AFRAID OF THESE ANIMALS.
AND START TREATING THEM LIKE ANIMALS.

SAT SRI AKAL!
2564 June 04, 2011 Amrit Heer Education = Power.
2563 February 08, 2011 Anonymous
2562 March 16, 2010 Anonymous
2561 March 01, 2010 Anonymous
2560 February 08, 2010 surinderkaur anand
2559 February 06, 2010 Tejinder Singh Bal Please be understanding. Provvide education & training so that everybody is knowledgable about each other. This will lead to mutual trust & respect. Ultimately a harmonius community. Thanks
2558 December 04, 2012 Anonymous Lets provide some diversity training to the officers
2557 January 30, 2010 Anonymous Very Shameful.
2556 January 30, 2010 Anonymous Lets move forward and improve the system together as we work to guarantee the individual freedoms and security to all.
2555 December 06, 2012 Anonymous
2554 January 29, 2010 Tarnjit Singh Chadha What I like to know is why were the family arrested when they reported a robbery in their home. Why was religion bought into this, do they not know the difference. In any case, is there not freedom of choice.
2553 January 29, 2010 Mai Harinder Kaur This is the 21st Century. Please, please get educated about the people living in this "salad bowl" of a country and state. An apology is in order and, even more, no repeat of this, either in action or in attitude.
2552 January 21, 2010 Anonymous The police officers should go through the training to know about people living in their area and the events that impact local law and order.
2551 January 20, 2010 Anonymous
2550 January 20, 2010 VIRINDER BHATIA I think that the police needs to be educated about different religions. The policemen need to be tolerant and polite while doing their duty.
2549 January 20, 2010 Bhupinder Bhangu
2548 January 20, 2010 Jayashree Kommareddi Dear Judge Emmett & Sheriff Elect Garcia,
The Harris County Police Dept should emulate the Chicago Police Dept that produced an excellent set of videos on the different "religions, cultures and communities" that live in the Chicago area in an effort to educate the police on how to respond to a call from people of different faiths and cultures.
I would strongly suggest that you watch the video on the Sikh faith by clicking on the following link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pbHWbkDkGo&feature=PlayList&p=F17C7442306EF67F&index=2

After watching the video, I hope that you will do the right thing by apologizing to the Sikh community.
2547 January 20, 2010 Paramjit Chandpuri Justice should be served to whosoever (primarily public servants) harass public or an individual, for their misbehavior, without any evidence. Personally I believe we need to educate media and public about the Sikh faith and ideology by participating in the local events and communities where ever Sikhs are in the world.
2546 January 19, 2010 Dalbir Singh
2545 January 19, 2010 BOB SINGH YOUR DECISION IN THIS CASE WILL BE A PRECEDENCE & USED AS A BENCHMARK GUARANTEEING THE RIGHT OF FAITH & PERSECUTION OF INDIVIDUALS IN USA.
2544 January 19, 2010 Anonymous
2543 January 19, 2010 Pritam Singh Please let all the officers know that their actions like this are not tolerated. All Americans are free to practice their religion when they are doing peacefully. The state has the responsibility to protect them and not harass them. The officers need to be educated about the Sikh religion. I wish proper training will be provided to them. Thank you.
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