Sikh man’s lawsuit alleges Sutter County delayed hate crime investigation, cops washed away evidence
- Rouble Claire, a 66-year-old Sikh American man from Sutter County, California, has filed a lawsuit against the county, its deputies and two women he accused of racist threats.
- According to court documents, a woman subjected Claire to verbal abuse and racist threats at the South Butte Market on May 11, 2021. No officers arrived to check on him after he called 911.
- He was also threatened at his home by a different woman on the same day.
- "I have been subject to threats, harassment, and racial slurs – yet almost a full year later, no one has been held accountable," Claire said in a statement.
- Claire’s lawyers, Gina Szeto-Wong and Sean Tamura-Sato, filed a civil lawsuit against the defendants and are now preparing for the first hearing in August.
A first-generation Sikh American has filed a lawsuit against Sutter County in California, its deputies and two women he accused of racist threats.
Rouble Claire, 66, reportedly suffered verbal abuse and racist threats at the South Butte Market in Sutter on May 11, 2021.
63-year-old victim of violent robbery is latest in series of assaults against elderly Sikhs in Queens
- Kuldip Singh, a 63-year-old Sikh man, was violently beaten during his morning walk at around 10:30 a.m. in Richmond Hill, Queens, on May 8.
- He fought his attacker but was left with fractures in his right hand, a broken nose, lacerations to the head and bruises from being beaten with the suspect’s pistol.
- The incident, which is currently not considered a hate crime, is under investigation by the New York Police Department. The suspect has yet to be arrested.
- The attack occurred in the same neighborhood where three Sikh men were also targeted last month.
A Sikh man was reportedly attacked on Mother’s Day in the same Queens neighborhood in New York City where three Sikh men were assaulted last month.
In the latest in a string of attacks on Sikh men in Richmond Hill, Queens, Kuldip Singh was violently beaten during his morning walk at around 10:30 a.m. on May 8.