On Wednesday night, Dalbir Singh was closing his store when three masked people approached and opened gunfire. He was shot in the head and died instantly. This crime fits the profile of thousands of failed attempted robberies in the U.S., except that Dalbir Singh is a turbaned Sikh man in Oak Creek, Wis.
Yesterday was a very long work day for me in Wisconsin covering the horrible Sikh Temple murders. The assignment was made a lot easier thanks to the kindness of the Sikh community. They all seem very glad were here… which almost never seems to happen in these situations. Covering this assignment has been quite interesting. Last night at a Sikh Temple all of the photographers were having to feel their way, trying not to culturally offend our subjects by making missteps based on our unfamiliarity with the Sikh religion.