Still dealing with the aftermath of August’s mass shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, Sikhs around the country (including Sikh communities in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Fairfield, California, New York, Fresno, California, Sacramento, California, Bridgewater, New Jersey) have been gathering for vigils and prayer after the mass murder in Newtown, Connecticut.
In an extended interview, Oak Creek police officer Lt. Brian Murphy, who was shot 12 times by the attacker in August’s shooting at the Gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, talks about what happened the day of the attack and life since: “People always ask me, do you flash back, do you have nightmares,” Murphy says. “My answer is no. I have none of that. I’m lucky and I touch wood. I’m very fortunate that way. But what I do look […]
I have been watching television in disbelief, grief and frustration about the shooting at the Gurdwara in Wisconsin. I will leave the news reporting to news websites as I try to sort my thoughts and make sense of what has happened, its fallout and the implications. For now, I pray for peace for the victims and their families, and the Sikh and broader Wisconsin communities. And, I would like to express heartfelt gratitude to the officers whose heroic efforts put […]
Only minutes from where Surinder Singh and Gurmej Atwal were shot and killed while on a walk in Elk Grove , California, last March (a murder that has yet gone unsolved), a middle-aged Sikh couple have reportedly been shot this morning in the same city: Sacramento police are searching for an armed suspect in the North Laguna Creek area who they believe fatally shot a man and critically injured a woman this morning. The gunman is described as a short black man […]