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Sikhs dispute NYPD policy banning beards, turbans
Sikhs dispute NYPD policy banning beards, turbans
News Billy Rennison 8/10/2012 at 10:55AM

With police protecting gurdwaras throughout the city, Sikh worshippers replete with beard and turban will find no officers who look like them. Police policy prohibits headdresses, preventing many practicing Sikhs from joining the force. Officers in the NYPD must also keep their beards short. “For this past decade, especially since 9/11, [Sikhs] have been the [...]