A naval officer launches a sneak attack on a Sikh taxi driver, punching him in the head through the glass of the car window and then hitting him in the face repeatedly when he got out to complain. According to the victim, the assailant is still on duty, without any consequences. The officer’s official justification? Racism.
Blackwell told the investigating officer that he was “‘in fear of my life because he [Singh] looked Middle Eastern, possibly from Iraq or Afghanistan,'” the complaint states. “Blackwell added: ‘And since I was in my Navy dress blues, I thought he was possibly a Muslim extremist and wasn’t sure what he was capable of. As he got closer to me, I gave him a couple of jabs and hit him in the mouth.’ [link]