Slain Sikh Cabdriver Honored by Procession

September 15, 2003

Source: The Mercury News

On September 15, 2003 The Mercury News reported that "as dozens of Peninsula Sikh cabdrivers staged a work slowdown Sunday to mourn a colleague slain over the weekend, many lashed out at the Redwood City Police Department, saying their refusal to talk about details of the crime has left them too terrified to pick up fares. Investigators have given no indication that the shooting death of Davinder Singh early Saturday was a hate crime. But many of the cabbies and most of Singh's relatives worry that the 21-year-old driver was targeted because of his accent and orange turban. In the absence of a public account of the incident, fear has settled in. 'These guys are just trying to make a living, but they're really scared,' said Bikram Singh, 36, owner of Yellow Cab Peninsula."