63-year-old sikh man attacked

What does this incident just seem all too familiar? Last week in Jamaica, New York, Baljeet Singh, a 63-year-old Sikh man suffered serious injuries during an unprovoked attack: Sikh Seriously Injured after Unprovoked Assault Outside NY Gurdwara.

David C. Wood, a next-door neighbor to the gurdwara (Sikh place of worship), attacked Singh after he parked his car on the opposite side of the street. Wood began screaming at Singh incomprehensibly, swearing at him and calling him an "Arab," then punched him to the ground.

Singh suffered a broken nose and a fractured jaw. All this happened very quickly and without provocation. That's racist! Wood was subsequently arrested and charged with four counts of assault, two of which are classified as hate crimes, and an additional charge of aggravated harassment.

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