Three men’s lives and the lives of their families were changed forever in 2001 when Dallas resident Mark Stroman pulled a trigger in crimes of revenge after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Stroman was tried, jailed and just this week, executed for this crimes against the three men he believed were Arabs. Lizz Fiedler has the story for us on the family of New Jersey resident Waqar Hasan, whom Stroman fatally shot while Hasan was in Texas preparing to open a business.
Others have stories, too, including Rais. Born in Bangladesh, Rais was also shot by Stroman, but lived. His blog is devoted to bringing awareness to hate crimes, and it’s also where he fought to spare Stroman’s life.