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Sarasota Injury Lawyer David Goldman Offers Insight into the Impact of a Trump Administration on Obamacare and Medicaid for Consumers

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Sarasota Injury Attorney David L. Goldman, of Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh, responds to clients' concerns about the impact of a Trump administration on healthcare coverage.

"As an attorney who often represents clients in desperate need of quality health care but with serious insurance coverage shortfalls, I have repeatedly heard may clients express concerns over how the presidential election will affect their coverage. Essentially many clients want to know, what is the future of Obamacare under a Trump administration?

There has been much speculation as to the future of Obamacare as well as the future of Medicare and Medicaid following the election of Donald J. Trump as our next president. Initially, it was thought that Obamacare would be scrapped entirely, although there were few details about what might replace the Affordable Care Act. That conventional wisdom was then placed in doubt after Donald Trump's recent meeting with President Obama which seemed to indicate that President-Elect Trump might be amenable to keeping parts of Obamacare intact.

With the proposed appointment of Congressman Tom Price of Georgia to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), a clearer outline of what future changes to health care law has begun to emerge. Price drafted a bill called the "Empowering Patients First Act" which would end Obamacare, and his appointment to HHS would likely change existing Medicare, Medicaid and health insurance law dramatically."

Attorney Goldman, citing an article published by the Washington Post, summarized the issue by stating, "The bottom line will likely be that individuals who young, healthy, or affluent may see their premiums decrease, while those who are older, sicker and poorer will probably see an increase in their health insurance premiums. Additionally, based on Congressman Price's past actions and statements, doctors may be allowed to charge more money to senior citizens and no longer be bound by Medicare rates. A rolling back of the expansion of Medicaid under the Obama Administration is also anticipated."

About Attorney David L. Goldman:

Mr. Goldman is a member of the American Association of Justice, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the Southern Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Goldman is an Eagle Member of the Florida Justice Association and The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, and received the prestigious Legislative Leadership Award by that organization in 1997.

David Goldman has a long-standing commitment to the community and has served as a board member of many civic organizations. He has worked extensively with the Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce, the Sarasota African-American Chamber of Commerce, Second Chance Last Opportunity and the Westcoast Center for Human Development. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Community Center and has been a director and member of the Endowment Fund of his local synagogue.

Attorney David L. Goldman
Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh
308 Cocoanut Ave., Sarasota, FL, 34236

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Attorney David L. Goldman Warns Consumers of Costly Unforeseen Coverage Gaps

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Personal Injury and Civil Trial Lawyer David L. Goldman of the Sarasota Florida Based Firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh, cites an article in the NY Times warning consumers of large coverage gaps even in premium insurance plans.

Goldman, an experienced injury attorney stated, "The issue of whether one's medical bills were paid by their insurance company comes up more often than I can count. In more than a quarter century of practicing personal injury law in the State of Florida, I have seen people who have excellent insurance mistakenly believe that their insurance company has paid their bill in full. Even people who have 'full coverage' with excellent insurance policies do not realize that their insurance companies leave them with outstanding balances that are well in excess of their deductible or co-pay amounts.

"For instance in auto accident cases, the no-fault insurance company will often pay only 80 percent of their bills up to $10,000, leaving a balance of 20 percent plus any amount of their bills above $10,000. Often times health insurance companies, will not cover a particular doctor or treatment, or will deny payment due to alleged errors in how the medical provider submitted their bill, leaving the poor insured owing the money. Often times, the attorney can resolve these issues, but too often they cannot."

Mr. Goldman continued to point out the potential for costly coverage short-falls by stating, "This article discusses how insurance companies will pay a hospital bill but may not pay the other bills associated with a hospital visit, which can include the emergency room doctors' bill, the radiology bill, and the ambulance bill. Sometimes these other providers do not even bother to submit their bill to your insurance company and simply send the patient the bill.

"This article discusses one such instance that occurred right here in Florida. So it is best to make sure to realize that there may be many other bills associated with a hospital visit other than the hospital bill and to realize that even the best insurance companies often leave patients owing a lot more than just their deductible and co-pay."

About Attorney David L. Goldman:

Mr. Goldman is a member of the American Association of Justice, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the Southern Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Goldman is an Eagle Member of the Florida Justice Association and The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, and received the prestigious Legislative Leadership Award by that organization in 1997.

David Goldman has a long-standing commitment to the community and has served as a board member of many civic organizations. He has worked extensively with the Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce, the Sarasota African-American Chamber of Commerce, Second Chance Last Opportunity and the Westcoast Center for Human Development. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Community Center and has been a director and member of the Endowment Fund of his local synagogue.

Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh
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Lesser Known Provision of Prop 64 (The Adult Use of Marijuana Act) Allows Expungement of Previous Marijuana Convictions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- In addition to legalizing adult possession of small amounts of marijuana and the cultivation of up to six marijuana plants, the passage of Proposition 64 allows those convicted under the previous marijuana laws to return to court and have their conviction either completely expunged or reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor, says says California Marijuana Attorney Richard Glen Boire, of RGB LAW GROUP.

"With 86 percent of employers now conducting background checks," says Boire, "the expungement provisions of Prop. 64 have the potential to help tens of thousands of Californian's get back to work, get a student loan, or to advance in their careers and better provide for their families."

According to the California Department of Justice (https://openjustice.doj.ca.gov/), between 2006 and 2015, alone, nearly 500,000 Californian's were arrested for marijuana offenses.

Under the expungement provisions of Prop 64, anyone convicted of a marijuana offense that is no longer a crime under Prop 64 can return to court and petition to have his or her conviction completely expunged. People who have felony convictions for growing marijuana or possessing marijuna for sale can petition to have their convictions reduced from felonies to misdemeanors.

"The felony reduction provisions of Prop 64," says Attorney Boire, "are especially powerful becuause reducing an old marijuana felony to a misdemeanor will restore all the civil rights that were lost with the felony conviction, including the right to serve on a jury and to possess a firearm."

To assist the media, RGB LAW GROUP has posted a "Guide To Proposition 64 Expungement Provisions" on their website at: https://www.convictionfree.com/prop64-expunge-marijuana-conviction/.

About RGB LAW GROUP:
Founded in 1990, RGB LAW GROUP is a small client-oriented law firm with a national reputation for excellence at expunging marijuana and other drug convictions in California. Mr. Boire is the author of the book Marijuana Law and the co-founder of the Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics. More information: https://www.convictionfree.com/.

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Free News Articles, Opinion and Commentary, Software

2016 Top 5 iPhone Data Recovery Software Roundup Review by iMobie Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Apple's iPhone 7 and iOS 10 are reportedly ready for launch in the next week, and the iMobie team continues its 2016 "Escort Your iOS 10 Upgrade Trip" campaign to smooth the way of upgrading to new version of iPhone and iOS.

For this special report and review, iMobie rounded up the top 5 iPhone Data Recovery software and made in-depth review on each candidate. As by their nature an iPhone is always in danger of getting malfunctioned, damaged, lost or stolen, especially in this "Upgrade to New iPhone" season, a capable, versatile and efficient iPhone data recovery software would be extremely needed. That's the reason iMobie takes the time to compose this original, definite, and detailed review report in order to help users recover their lost and deleted iOS data.

"We use our iPhone every day, and for the majority, an iPhone probably is what we depend on most in this digital era. Unfortunately, you may experience a system crash, forget your password, catch a virus, damage your device, or have your device stolen. How about your personal data saved there?" asked by Frank Kong, the CEO of iMobie. "We hope our dedicated iPhone data recovery review will be helpful for users to find an iOS data recovery tool quickly and get back their data in a timely manner."

The Best iPhone Data Recovery Software Criterions:

#1 Compatibility - As Apple mobile product line covers over 20 iPhone, iPad and iPod models, the first criterion is the compatibility. One good iPhone data recover software should be capable of supporting existing mobile device models, iOS versions and even the upcoming new Apple devices.

#2 Recovery Methods - For the second question: Three most adopted iPhone Data Recovery approaches include recovering lost data from device, from iTunes backup and from iCloud backup (refer to iPhone Backup Extractor Software). There are also other tips that may help find lost data; some even don't need particular tools.

#3 Recovery Capability - iPhone Data Recovery software also follows industry rules: no matter how hard one tried to recover their lost iPhone data, it still have chance that they'll lose them forever. Actually the recovery capability is the most crucial standard of justify if an iPhone data recovery tool is qualified.

The Best iPhone Data Recovery Software Nominee:
By uplifting both technical and user experience to a new industry standard, PhoneRescue has just reached its third milestone release on this June with the release of version 3. Two impressive improvements make PhoneRescue the top 1 iPhone Data Recovery choice on the list: the leading iOS data recovery capability (features both data recovery and iPhone transfer utility) and the super fluent user experience.

Read Full Report/Review Here: https://www.imobie.com/support/best-iphone-data-recovery-software.htm

About iMobie Inc.:
iMobie Inc. was established in 2011, and located in Tianfu Software Park (China), a place gathering a great many talented software engineers. For more information, visit https://www.imobie.com/

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Sarasota Attorney M David Shapiro Comments on Landmark $70 Million ADHD Drug Risperdal Lawsuit

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Sarasota Florida attorney commented after a Philadelphia jury returned a verdict of $70 million against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn of the risks associated for taking Risperdal. The case involved a sixteen-year-old boy who developed breast from the medication prescribed for attention deficit disorder (ADHD).

The jury learned that Johnson & Johnson knew the risks associated with the drug, but did not disclose them.

The verdict was on the heels of a payment of $2.2 billion fine to end a criminal investigation for promoting the drug for treatment for dementia and ADHD which the drug had not received approval for.

M. David Shapiro, a board certified civil trial lawyer commented, "You would think that large corporations would stop putting profits over the health of the consumers. But it seems that exorbitant fines and large verdicts doesn't modify their behavior."

Shapiro noted that Johnson & Johnson faces large verdicts for failing to warn customers of the risk for deadly ovarian cancer after use of talc products. "These products are ruining or taking people's lives. The money won't replace loved one's or restore the victims, but I hope companies start to act responsibly and consider the devastation they bring on their consumers," Shapiro said.

About Sarasota Attorney M. David Shapiro:

Attorney M. David Shapiro is an AV-rated civil trial lawyer, the highest rating awarded to litigation attorneys. He is also board certified by the Florida Bar. Shapiro is an experienced trial lawyer who has earned the respect of his peers in the legal community. David has successfully litigated civil rights cases involving access to courts and rights under the Rehabilitation Act to the United States Supreme Court. For more than 20 years, Shapiro has practiced exclusively in the area of personal injury and wrongful death in Sarasota Florida

Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh
308 Cocoanut Ave, Sarasota FL, 34236
Local: 941-954-4000

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Fatal Tesla Self-Driving Crash Draws Comment from Sarasota Accident Attorney David Goldman

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Occurring on May 7 in Williston Florida, the first fatal crash, in the US of a self-driving happened and tragically shattered an impressive safety record of the vehicles that use this innovative and experimental technology. While offering the promise of much safer roads with vehicles that are equipped with both automatic accident avoidance technology and fully self-driving modes the wide spread use of such technology while still under development and testing raises many questions.

Attorney David L. Goldman of the Sarasota Florida-based law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh had this to say about the auto industry's move toward self-driving technology, "The 'self-driving' car, like so many revolutionary technological innovations, should never completely replace human responsibility. At least not yet.

"We can all agree that a self-driving car that takes over when a driver falls asleep or automatically brakes to avoid a crash is a good thing that can save lives. Yet when people turn over all responsibility to machines it does raise important legal and ethical questions.

"Can we really rely on technology to make all these decisions for us? It is possible that a self-driving car which always obeys all rules and law can inadvertently create a more dangerous situation for those in the car.

"For example on an interstate or road where all drivers routinely exceed the speed limit would a self-driving car increase the likelihood of being in an accident by driving under the speed limit? The choices made by a programmed computer to always follow the rules of the road can sometimes be unsafe, especially when other motorists routinely do not obey those laws. Yet it is hard to imagine that a manufacturer would ever program a car to break the law and not follow those rules.

"Additionally, many of us are not yet comfortable with surrendering all control of our lives to computers. Was the fatal Tesla self-driving crash the result of a 'glitch'? We read of stories in the news of how a Toyota Camry's accelerator became stuck and killed the driver, or the confusing gearbox in certain Jeeps that causes the vehicle to roll away and resulted in the recent death of a Hollywood actor.

"The bottom line is that while technological innovations can make us safer, at the present time safety may require us to maintain some human control and responsibility when operating a moving vehicle. In the future, this may change. Yet for now staying alert and involved when driving is always the wisest course of action. Better safe than sorry."

About Attorney David Goldman:

Mr. Goldman is a member of the American Association of Justice, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the Southern Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Goldman is an Eagle Member of the Florida Justice Association and The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, and received the prestigious Legislative Leadership Award by that organization in 1997.

David Goldman has a long-standing commitment to the community and has served as a board member of many civic organizations. He has worked extensively with the Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce, the Sarasota African-American Chamber of Commerce, Second Chance Last Opportunity and the Westcoast Center for Human Development. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Community Center and has been a director and member of the Endowment Fund of his local synagogue.

Attorney David L. Goldman
Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh
308 Cocoanut Ave., Sarasota, FL, 34236

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Entertainment, Medical, Opinion and Commentary

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death Highlights Need for New Addiction Treatment Methods

Author: The Kiloby Center for Recovery
Dateline: Palm Springs, California (PALM SPRINGS, Calif.)  | Tue, 11 Feb 2014

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Addiction experts are speaking out over Philip Seymour Hoffman's probable overdose death as a tragedy that could have been prevented. According to Scott Kiloby of The Kiloby Center for Recovery, what most aren't saying is that many traditional recovery methods simply don't work in the long term.”



ARTICLE:

Addiction experts are speaking out over Philip Seymour Hoffman's probable overdose death as a tragedy that could have been prevented. According to Scott Kiloby of The Kiloby Center for Recovery, in California, what most aren't saying is that many traditional recovery methods simply don't work in the long term.

"Working in the addiction recovery community, I see Philip Seymour Hoffman's death as both a tragedy and a lesson," says Kiloby.

"The recovery industry should consider a total revamp of its methods and remain open to new, even unconventional, ideas in addiction treatment, especially given the low success rate of inpatient treatment. You'd be hard pressed to find a success rate over 30 percent in any inpatient facility," added Kiloby.

Research has shown an addict's mind is hardwired to crave his drug of choice. There are a multitude of studies showing how the reward center of an addict's brain undergoes significant changes, setting in motion an almost constant desire to use. Certain environmental, psychological and emotional cues can trigger the brain's desire to use, even after years of remaining abstinent. A short stint at a rehab center, even where there is no access to drugs during the stay, is often not sufficient to undo these changes in the brain.

According to Kiloby, "What Hoffman needed were simple, effective tools for dissolving addictive thoughts in the moment they arose. He needed something he could take with him after he left treatment and use every day, something more than just the will to stay clean, which is often just not enough. These tools are available, but there is resistance to change in the treatment industry. Old paradigms that are not very effective are being used again and again, even in the face of evidence that they don't work well."

One newer method that Kiloby uses, and which is gaining some ground within the addiction recovery community, is the compulsion inquiry which works to dissolve addictive thoughts and sensations whenever they arise.

"Unfortunately, we'll never know if Hoffman could have benefited from newer techniques, but his death does provide a teachable moment for both addicts and those who treat them," stated Kiloby.

Scott Kiloby is the author of the book, "Natural Rest for Addiction" (ISBN: 978-1481839082). He is the owner and Director of the Kiloby Center for Recovery in Palm Springs, Calif., an outpatient facility which has developed new and revolutionary ways to help those suffering from addiction. http://www.kilobycenter.com/ .

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Four Seasons Chaplain and Grief Counselor Michael Lee Shares 10 Ways to Cope with Loss During the Holidays

Author: Four Seasons Compassion for Life
Dateline: Highlands, North Carolina (HIGHLANDS, N.C.)  | Tue, 26 Nov 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Individuals of any age who have recently lost a loved one may find Thursday's ritual of Thanksgiving and the onslaught of the holiday season to be constant reminders of their loss. 'In order to cope, it's important to meet grief where it is,' says expert Michael Lee, a chaplain and grief counselor with the western North Carolina offices of Four Seasons Compassion for Life.”



ARTICLE:

Individuals of any age who have recently lost a loved one may find Thursday's ritual of Thanksgiving and the onslaught of the holiday season to be constant reminders of their loss. 'In order to cope, it's important to meet grief where it is,' says expert Michael Lee, a chaplain and grief counselor with Four Seasons Compassion for Life, western North Carolina.

According to Lee, grief occurs as the natural response to the loss of relationship when a person's hopes for the future are taken away. When something or someone about which one has hopes is taken away, grief results.

"When you have an ongoing practice of thanksgiving, not a one-time ritual, it feeds your soul and gratitude comes," Lee says.

Lee knows first-hand the power of grief. A former New York stock trader, he watched in disbelief from his vantage point in Battery Park City as the first plane hit tower one on Sept. 11, 2001. In the aftermath, he suffered from post traumatic stress disorder, endured the grief and loss of a primary relationship, and attended seminary instead of working on Wall Street.

What he found is that everything is a trigger: music, commercials, photographs, and more.

"Essentially, you're an open target. When it's new and fresh...you're just vulnerable and it hurts."

Lee recommends the active cultivation of the habit of gratitude in the midst of grief as a way to cope. Here is his personal list of how-to strategies designed to help navigate the holiday season:

1. Seek perspective. The mind may play tricks, so gratitude offers perspective - and an exit from the prison of self-condemnation resulting from wondering if different choices could change the outcome.

2. Allow yourself to move on. "One of the interesting things about grief is that the loss can cause a person to feel numb. Sometimes, they become afraid to move on from grief, from the last intense feeling or connection," he says.

3. Express gratitude for the person you've lost. "Gratefulness or gratitude keeps the relationship alive. You'll no longer have the relationship you did, but gratitude will assuage feelings of guilt or abandonment, help you see them in a new way, and hold them in a place of life-giving emotion - not oppressive emotion."

4. Choose comfort wisely. "Everyone will go to their place of comfort," he says. An alcoholic, for example, may choose alcohol. "We may need to find new types of comfort."

5. Do nothing. "If you don't want to cook, then don't. If you don't want to celebrate, then don't. If it is your time to sit down or walk and grieve, then it is. Don't do a single thing."

6. Replace remembrance with honoring. "This is powerful because it means you're honoring that relationship consistently. You can only honor a person." Lee honors the memory of his Dad by treating his daughter the way his father treated him. "Honor you have to bring forward," he says. "I'm embodying who he was with me."

7. Keep memories alive. When one remarks upon how much Mom loved the corn pudding or Dad's enjoyment of football, it places their memory and spirit there with you.

8. Seek and lend support. With support, healing occurs and broken hearts mend. "One of the most powerful things is when people dig down deep into their strength to help someone else. It's absolutely beautiful."

9. Find what helps, and ignore what doesn't. "I ask people to notice if they're in a place they don't want to be in their grieving process, and encourage them to find a place that could help them."

10. Ignore harmful advice. "We may have poor, imprisoning or toxic behaviors or philosophies regarding how to engage and reflect on grieving. It is best not to repress emotions," says Lee.

Eventually, the tide of grief will turn, and the days will seem brighter once again.

"Souls at times of grief feel as though they're at the bottom of the ocean where there is no sun, no sound, and a sense of heaviness. If one can shift thanksgiving to a practice, then eventually there will be a day when they will rise above the water," he says.

Michael Lee is a grief counselor and chaplain with the Highlands office of Four Seasons Compassion for Life - http://www.fourseasonscfl.org/ - Flat Rock, N.C., serving patients in Henderson, Buncombe, Macon, Jackson, Swain and Transylvania counties and surrounding areas.

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African American Interests, Entertainment, Opinion and Commentary

The NAACP and Minority Media Community Collaborative are OUTRAGED at Time Warner Cable in Columbus!

Author: Columbus NAACP
Dateline: Columbus, Ohio (COLUMBUS, Ohio)  | Fri, 18 Jan 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “A major press conference held Nov. 28, 2012 revealed that the Columbus NAACP and the Minority Media Community Collaborative (MMCC) are both outraged at Time Warner Cable's continuous refusal to provide local minority programming. Evidence of this blatant disregard is Time Warner Cable's refusal to carry Bounce 23 TV and Azteca Columbus TV, two broadcasters dedicated to serving the African American and Hispanic populations.”



A R T I C L E:

A major press conference held Nov. 28, 2012 revealed that both the Columbus NAACP and the Minority Media Community Collaborative (MMCC) are outraged at Time Warner Cable's continuous refusal to provide local minority programming. Evidence of this blatant disregard is Time Warner Cable's refusal to carry Bounce 23 TV and Azteca Columbus TV, two broadcasters dedicated to serving the African American and Hispanic populations in Columbus, Ohio.

Reverend Joel King, cousin of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King said, "Time Warner Cable has hundreds of cable channels available and yet has refused to sign an agreement to carry local minority broadcasters. And to add insult to injury Time Warner Cable has snubbed our repeated requests for a meeting to discuss these minority community concerns."

Noel Williams President of the Columbus NAACP states, "Time Warner Cable says that they believe in the power of community and value diversity in hiring, but with no space allocated to local minority channels, they do not apply these beliefs to their programming."

The 2010 U.S. Census reports that nearly 40 percent of Columbus' population is minority (28 percent African American, 6 percent Hispanic and 5 percent other) and they spend approximately $72 million dollars per year in cable service fees. Yet they are completely denied local minority programming. Time Warner Cable, which controls 60 percent of the Columbus cable market, recently merged with Insight Communications (30 percent of the market) and now has a virtual monopoly with 90 percent of the television cable services in Columbus, Ohio.

The Columbus NAACP and the MMCC says, "Time Warner's mission statement says they are committed to serving the community. Yet they have no local minority programming channels available and have refused to meet with the NAACP and the MMCC! This kind of blatant disregard displayed by Time Warner Cable has the uncanny feeling of 1954 in the year 2013."

More information: http://www.columbusnaacp.org/ or contact Noel Williams, President; president@columbusnaacp.org.

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Sikh Community Shooting in Milwaukee Not Racially Motivated

Author: Illinois Sikh Community Center
Dateline: Chicago, Illinois (CHICAGO, Ill.)  | Mon, 06 Aug 2012

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Statement regarding shooting at Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin: Several people have been injured in a shooting incident. The Sikh community in the United States has been active citizens since the late 1800's in the USA. Sikhism is a monotheistic faith that requires them to wear a turban and one of the youngest religions in the world. 'The incident in Milwaukee has been a shock, we are concerned about the victims and their families. We understand that this was a 'random' act and not one motivate by race. So, we are asking for the support from the greater community for their prayers for the victims and their families,' said Amarjit Singh from the Illinois Sikh Community Center.”



A R T I C L E:

Statement regarding shooting at Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin: Several people have been injured in a shooting incident. The Sikh community in the United States has been active citizens since the late 1800's in the USA. Sikhism is a monotheistic faith that requires them to wear a turban and one of the youngest religions in the world. "The incident in Milwaukee has been a shock, we are concerned about the victims and their families. We understand that this was a 'random' act and not one motivate by race. So, we are asking for the support from the greater community for their prayers for the victims and their families," said Amarjit Singh from the Illinois Sikh Community Center.

Many Sikhs are professionals here in the United States and nearly estimated 500,000 population. Many Sikhs have immigrated from the India during the late 60's and 80's. The Sikh community is concerned that this incident would have been motivated by race or because of their identity of wearing a turban. They have faced similar mis-identity challenges in the past here in the United States.

"Our community because of our religious identity of wearing a turban and uncut hair have always faced an educational battle of educating the media, and general community on who we are and what Sikhism is all about, and we know this is still an unfolding situation," says Dr. Pavitar Singh, President of Illinois Sikh Community.

We ask for media inquiries to please feel free to contact us if they would like to learn more about Sikhism or understand our concerns. We have many families who are related to the victims and are concerned about their safety and we ask for the Media's support in assisting us during this crisis.

MEDIA INQUIRES:
Illinois Sikh Community Center
630-886-9191 Amarjit Singh, Vice-President
630-881-5202 Dr. Pavitar Singh, President.

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