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Increased security at Sikh temples in NY

Monday, August 06, 2012 - 01:15

Aug. 6 - Sikhs say they appreciate the ''better safe than sorry'' approach New York police are taking to security around temples following the Wisconsin shooting spree. Deborah Gembara reports.

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Increased security at this Sikh temple in New York. "They don't want anything to happen here." Police are doing more patrols here after a shooting spree at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin left six people dead. SOUNDBITE: Gurdip Singh Nerula, Local Resident, Saying: "I feel very uncomfortable. I was very sorry because those people they got killed. Innocent people that got killed." While most say they aren't too worried about a similar attack here in Queens, they appreciate the city's response. SOUNDBITE: Herman Singh, Local Resident saying: "Security is there now and the cops are there, we have a precinct down the block, two blocks from here so they are always passing by here." Temple spokesman Harpreet Singh Toor. SOUNDBITE:Temple spokesman Harpreet Singh Toor saying: "From their perspective it's better to be safe than sorry later on." The group Sikhs for justice also had high praise for the Wisconsin police officer injured over the weekend. They've pledged $10,000 to help with his recovery. SOUNDBITE: "We have done so to commend his job and his bravery for saving the lives of many others, which would have been lost if not for Brian Murphy's bravery and heroic efforts." Authorities say they're treating the attack as a possible act of domestic terrorism

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Increased security at Sikh temples in NY

Monday, August 06, 2012 - 01:15