Tag: hate-crime

Jamaica man charged with manslaughter as hate crime after allegedly beating Sikh man to death: DA

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Oct. 31, 2023 By Bill Parry A Jamaica man was criminally charged with manslaughter and assault as a hate crime on Oct. 31 in Queens Supreme Court in the death of 66-year-old Jasmer Singh, just two days after the Sikh community gathered at a South Richmond Hill temple in an emotional call for justice. Gilbert Augustin, 30, of 111th Avenue, was arraigned on a 20-count indictment charging him with manslaughter in the first degree as a hate crime; manslaughter in the first degree; assault in the second degree as a hate crime and a slew of other crimes after he…
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Manhattan man arraigned on felony hate crime charge in South Richmond Hill attack on Sikh bus rider: DA

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Oct. 23, 2023 By Bill Parry A Manhattan man was criminally charged with felony hate crime after targeting a member of the Sikh onboard an MTA shuttle bus in South Richmond Hill on the morning of Oct. 15. Christopher Philippeaux, 26, of Park Avenue in East Harlem, is accused of taunting, punching and trying to knock off the traditional Sikh turban from the head of 19-year-old 19-year-old Mani Sandhu, who was on his way to a Sikh temple, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced on Oct. 21. Philippeaux was arraigned Oct. 20 in Queens Criminal Court and charged with assault…
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