Turban makes news in Hoboken

2/3/2008:

A reader told me they were at Madison tonight, and took this picture of a new sign they had on the front door! Hooray!

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1/31/2008:

Figured I’d add the news report for those that missed it..

Oh, and see the CBS2 news report from tonight here.

1/30/2008:

hoboken-woman-hates-turbans.jpgOne mans religious faith leads to bias allegations against a Hoboken resident.

WNBC reported that Carrie Covello, 37, of Hoboken, allegedly tried to rip the turban off a Sikh man’s head over at Madison Bar & Grill early yesterday morning.

38-year old Hansdip Singh Bindra, of Union City said “I was just placing an order, and thought someone was trying to rip my turban off.” He thought this was the last thing you’d expect, even being at a bar filled with intoxicated patrons after midnight. He claims Covello wanted him to remove his turban because she didn’t like it. He then advised the bouncer of the situation, but called the police anyway, who eventually arrested the woman and charged her with bias intimidation and harassment. Penalties vary from probation to a year and a half in prison, if she’s convicted. He said that if bias crimes like this go without consequences, they’re apt to commit them again.

Covello later admitted “touching” the turban, but claims she was only goofing around and having fun. Bindra said he felt violated because wearing a turban is part of the five mandated articles of faith of the Sikh religion.

Dave Carney, owner of the Madison bar said “It’s deplorable behavior from a customer we hope to never see again.”

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getreal
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getreal

i didn’t say anything about hate-crime, it was freshnnew. he was picked on because he was different. on another web-site she claims to have said shes “got a problem with that stuff” and “get it off”. not all sikhs carry the dagger only the baptised ones do. the sikhs shouldn’t really be celebrating independence day – they would have been better off under the british rule

s2njerz
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s2njerz

[quote comment=”76456″][quote comment=”66519″]I am Indian and has been a victim of a hate-crime. And, I can tell you this was not a HATE-CRIME, it’s only a foolish incident. Mr. Bindra has over-acted and I do think he is simply looking for attention and sympathy.

he could’ve educated the young-lady instead of behaving as ignorantly as she did.[/quote]
may be she wanted to pick an easy victim for her boyfriends as indians are known to be quiet people. when a community gets attacked it grows stronger – its good that he got the cops and media involved – atleast people get to know that it is not acceptable. since you made these comments seems like ur an anti-sikh racist hindoo just like the RSS, shivsena and the indian forces who happily kill sikhs in fake police encounters. Just like Tibet wants independence from China the Sikhs also want independence from India[/quote]

I saw this on the news when it first happened and did anyone mention that he also has a lawsuit against delta airlines for the same thing? little shady don’t ya think? Well i do. Anybody who uses the color of their skin or their religion as reasons for a lawsuit is just stupid and over sensitive! I agree with getreal this was no “hate-crime”!!!

getreal
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getreal

[quote comment=”66519″]I am Indian and has been a victim of a hate-crime. And, I can tell you this was not a HATE-CRIME, it’s only a foolish incident. Mr. Bindra has over-acted and I do think he is simply looking for attention and sympathy. he could’ve educated the young-lady instead of behaving as ignorantly as she did.[/quote]
may be she wanted to pick an easy victim for her boyfriends as indians are known to be quiet people. when a community gets attacked it grows stronger – its good that he got the cops and media involved – atleast people get to know that it is not acceptable. since you made these comments seems like ur an anti-sikh racist hindoo just like the RSS, shivsena and the indian forces who happily kill sikhs in fake police encounters. Just like Tibet wants independence from China the Sikhs also want independence from India

oh well okay
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oh well okay
this is how these incidents should be handled – disorderly persons offenses – not hate crime bullshit. i wonder how many alarmists from this thread would advocate jail time for this guy: N.Y. Student who Dumped Qurans in Toilet Gets Community Service NEW YORK (AP) — A former Pace University student who twice threw copies of the Quran into a toilet at the school after disputes with Muslims pleaded guilty Monday to disorderly conduct in connection with the incidents. Stanislav Shmulevich, 24, pleaded guilty as part of a deal in which he must do 300 hours of community service. He has completed about 80 hours of the service at a hospital, his lawyer said. Shmulevich, of Brooklyn, admitted he tossed the Muslim holy books into toilets at Pace on Oct. 13, 2006, and Nov. 21, 2006. A criminal complaint says the Quran that was recovered in the October incident “was covered in feces.” In both cases, a teacher found the books in a men’s room on the second floor of the school’s main building in lower Manhattan. Muslims consider the Quran a sacred writing that contains the direct word of God, and desecrating it is seen as an offense against God. Detective Faisal Khan, who prepared the complaint, said Shmulevich told him “he committed the acts out of anger toward a group of Muslim students with whom he had a recent disagreement.” Shmulevich, a business major and immigrant from the former Soviet Union, initially was charged with two counts of… Read more »
irishjihad
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irishjihad

Hobokentownie, “A charlatan is a person practising quackery or some similar confidence trick in order to obtain money or advantage via some form of pretence or deception.”

Sounds a LOT more like the definition of a lawyer than an engineer.

And exactly what type of people do you enjoy seeing large settlements against? Law-abiding, non-litigious people? You are just proving yourself to be the classic, loathesome lawyer who enjoys and profits on the suffering of others.

As for the vioxx case (or any of the others mentioned), if the companies are so obviously doing wrong, why are there lawyers willing to defend them? Isn’t that unethical? I’m sure you’ll come back with the,”everyone deserves representation,” line, which really translates into the, “there’s money to be made representing these people.” I doubt you were involved in the cases, but you certainly seem willing to pass your own judgement without knowing all the facts of the cases. Isn’t that exactly what lawyers tell everyone else they shouldn’t do? I hope you represent your clients better than you represent yourself here. I didn’t think my general opinion of the law profession could get any lower. But that’s one thing you’ve proven wrong here.

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