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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

Representing the 11th District of California

Congressman DeSaulnier’s Statement on Hate Crime Charges Filed by Contra Costa County District Attorney

October 14, 2016
Press Release

Richmond, CA – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) released the following statement on the hate crime charges filed by Contra Costa County District Attorney, Mark Peterson, following the attack of Maan Singh Khalsa, a Sikh man in Richmond last month.

“I join the people of Richmond and the Sikh community in expressing my deep concern over the attack on Mr. Khalsa. Acts of discrimination and hatred have no place in our society, and no member of our community should ever fear for their safety because of their religion or culture. I am pleased the District Attorney’s office has filed hate crime charges and is seeking justice for Mr. Khalsa, and upholding the values of the people of Richmond," said Congressman Mark DeSaulnier.