The Fresno Bee writes about hate crime victim Amrik Singh Bal:
This is what a hate crime looks like.
You’re 68 years old and waiting in a Fresno neighborhood west of Highway 99 at 7 o’clock on a cold, foggy morning for a friend to give you a lift to work. Your job, despite your age, is working in the fields.
Two young men – fueled by ignorance, cowardice and cruelty – see you, stop their car and beat you up. They get back in the car, do a U-turn and smash into you with the car’s front bumper. You fall to the ground and break your collarbone. [link]