Woman Dies on Waiting Room Floor; Sikh Community Protests Attacks in Queens

By Jonathan Adams Jul 01, 2008

Brooklyn Black Woman Dies Waiting for Treatment "A 49-year-old woman collapsed and died on the floor of a waiting room at a Brooklyn psychiatric hospital and lay there for more than an hour as employees ignored her, according to the New York Civil Liberties Union, which on Tuesday released surveillance camera video of the incident." Watch the video. CNN. Sikh Community Protests Attack on 12-Year-Old "he June 9 incident at Public School 219 in Flushing is the third incident in two months targeting a Sikh student in Queens. The hair cutting violates Sikh religious beliefs. School officials say the accused student was immediately suspended." Newsday. Calls for English-Only Graduations in Louisiana After Hue and Cindy Vo, cousins who were co-valedictorians at Ellender High School, delivered part of their commencement addresses last month in Vietnamese, school officials in Terrebonne Parish are considering a policy that would require all commencement speeches to be in English. New York Times.