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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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Number Date Name Location
1529 Sat Apr 21 17:42:26 EDT 2012 Anonymous ot
1528 Fri Mar 30 00:43:16 EDT 2012 Anonymous WA
1527 Fri Mar 23 18:35:50 EDT 2012 Narinder Japra Richmond hill, NY
1526 Tue Mar 20 21:44:23 EDT 2012 Danny Blackburn Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802, VA Good Evening Everyone How are you hope all is well I'd be happy to sign this petition I love the sikh people and I'm an american and I love wearing the turban and been wearing it since 09 and I also More....
1525 Sun Mar 18 22:05:01 EDT 2012 Sara samra modesto, CA
1524 Fri Mar 16 11:33:54 EDT 2012 Anonymous MI
1523 Thu Mar 15 14:54:07 EDT 2012 Anonymous BC
1522 Wed Mar 14 20:44:10 EDT 2012 Anonymous Norwalk, CT
1521 Tue Mar 13 18:44:50 EDT 2012 Amrik Singh Charlotte, NC
1520 Sun Mar 11 01:34:54 EST 2012 Amrik Singh Charlotte, NC
1519 Sat Mar 10 04:37:27 EST 2012 Anonymous ot
1518 Sat Mar 10 04:37:22 EST 2012 Gurpreet Singh ot
1517 Fri Mar 09 12:56:12 EST 2012 ishwar singh narang delhi, IN
1516 Fri Mar 09 12:56:11 EST 2012 ishwar singh narang delhi, IN
1515 Thu Mar 08 23:33:38 EST 2012 beant kaur kaur laveean, AZ
1514 Thu Mar 08 23:29:41 EST 2012 beant kaur kaur laveean, AZ
1513 Thu Mar 08 23:05:21 EST 2012 Rocky White Seattle, WA Rocky White
1512 Thu Mar 08 22:43:24 EST 2012 Anup Kaur Patterson, NY
1511 Thu Mar 08 08:58:22 EST 2012 Jagdeep Makkar San Jose, CA
1510 Thu Mar 08 01:40:45 EST 2012 Amandeep Kaur Union City, CA
1509 Thu Mar 08 01:04:04 EST 2012 Karanvir Singh Allenton, MI
1508 Wed Mar 07 22:55:38 EST 2012 Mani Singh Carteret, NJ
1507 Wed Mar 07 21:56:12 EST 2012 Anonymous Apple Valley, MN
1506 Wed Mar 07 20:57:42 EST 2012 Anonymous Palm Beach, FL
1505 Wed Mar 07 18:41:40 EST 2012 Dhindsa Singh Englewood, OH
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