Saturday, August 11, 2012
"As we move forward as a state and nation, Wisconsin and America stands together with members of the Sikh community as we pray for the survivors and remember the dead," said Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
The state partnered with the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association to produce and distribute brief radio address once a week. Audio files and a written transcript of this radio address can be accessed on http://www.wi-broadcasters.org and http://walker.wi.gov/Weekly-Radio-Addresses. To download an mp3 file, you can right click the radio address link and click “save link as.” This week, Gov. Scott Walker spoke about the tragic Oak Creek shooting at the Sikh temple. The following is the transcript from his radio address: Hi, this is Scott Walker. Since the terrible acts of violence committed last Sunday at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, our entire state has been focusing on supporting the victims, their families, and the survivors of this …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy was the first officer to the scene and was ambushed and shot up to nine times while attempting to help an injured victim. When support arrived, he refused help and ordered officers to go into the temple and help others.
Just more than 24 hours after the tragic mass shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, stories of heroes are emerging as details from the incident are revealed. When an unintelligible call came into the Oak Creek Police Department from a person inside the temple, 21-year department veteran Lt. Brian Murphy entered his squad and was first to the horrific scene just four minutes later. Murphy immediately came upon a wounded victim in the parking lot of the temple, and rushed to assist the person. At that moment, Murphy found himself in a situation most officers will only have to prepare for in their careers. While he was helping the victim, the 51-year-old officer was ambushed by the shooter — now identified as Wade Michael …
The gunman in Sunday's Sikh Temple shooting is a Colorado native who led a music group that has been classified as one supporting white-supremacist ideology. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1998 after six years of service.
The 40-year-old Army veteran identified as the shooter inside an Oak Creek Sikh Temple on Sunday was a Colorado native who sang and played guitar in a band that may have had white-supremacist motives. Wade Michael Page, who was residing in a rented duplex in Cudahy, appeared in 2010 in an interview on Label56.com — which the Southern Poverty Law Center identified as being a white supremacist website. The discussion focused around his band, End Apathy. "I am originally from Colorado and had always been independent, but back in 2000 I set out to get involved and wanted to basically start over," Page said in the interview. "End Apathy began in 2005 and the concept was based on trying to figure out what it would take to actually accomplish …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
In the face of a tragic Sunday shooting at a temple in Oak Creek, leaders and members of the community attempt to put the tragedy in perspective.
Leaders from Wisconsin and around the country are now trying to bring perspective to a horrific mass shooting Sunday that left seven dead at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek. At roughly 10:30 a.m,. a gunman opened fire in the temple, and police received an unintelligible call from inside the temple. An Oak Creek police officer who was first to the scene was shot multiple times by a gunman outside the temple, but is expected to survive. An officer shot the gunman and that person is presumed dead. The tragedy has led other state and national leaders to weigh in on the shooting in an effort to bring some perspective to an event that is so fresh in the minds of all involved. President Barack Obama released a statement Sunday that …
Reaction from around the country calls for more education about the Sikh community and prayers for healing after seven people - including the alleged shooter - were killed Sunday at an Oak Creek Sikh Temple.
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Sunday, August 5, 2012
As news of the fatal shooting of seven people at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek spread across the country, both Sikhs and non-Sikhs shared their concerns and sadness at the event. The attack felt sadly familiar to Sikhs in Elk Grove, CA., coming a year after two Sikh men were gunned down in a case that still is unsolved, and amid an ongoing campaign by community leaders to convince the FBI to better track hate crimes against Sikhs. “The Sacramento Sikh Community, like our brother and sisters across the country, is dismayed to learn of the horrible tragedy unfolding in the Milwaukee area today,” Darshan Mundy, a spokesperson for the Sacramento Sikh Temple, said in a statement. “The Sikh community has been the subject of many attacks over the …