Suozzi joins Richmond Hill Sikh community leaders in condemning rise of hate crimes


New York Congressman Tom Suozzi met with local Sikh community members in Richmond Hill on May 20, to discuss the latest attack on a Sikh person in the area, which saw a woman allegedly being pulled into a car at gunpoint shortly after leaving a gurdwara in the early afternoon of May 19.

The attack, which culminated with the woman allegedly being robbed, marks the fourth attack on a Sikh person in that area over the last six weeks.

According to Suozzi, rising crime rates, more relaxed bail reform and an increase of hateful language in New York City have each played a big role in the alarming rise in hate crimes against the Sikh community.

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