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!

hoboken-madison-turbans-allowed.jpg

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
8 years 27 days ago

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
8 years 1 month ago
[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… Read more »
getreal
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getreal
8 years 1 month ago
[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… Read more »
oh well okay
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oh well okay
8 years 2 months ago
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… Read more »
irishjihad
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irishjihad
8 years 2 months ago
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… Read more »
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