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Controversial Bill that Would Let Cops Sue Protestors Vetoed By Laura Curran

Controversial Bill that Would Let Cops Sue Protestors Vetoed By Laura Curran

A highly disputed bill that would classify cops and other first responders as a “protected class” was struck down by Nassau County Executive Laura Curran after getting advice from Attorney General Letitia James on the matter. Curran stated on Tuesday that there was “genuine concern” among community members and “that the law would intimidate free …

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Retired Black Police Officer Discusses Why Qualified Immunity is Complicated for Black Officers

Retired Black Police Officer Discusses Why Qualified Immunity is Complicated for Black Officers

Alfred Titus Jr. worked for the New York Police Department Manhattan South Homicide squad for 23 years as a hostage negotiator. Before retiring in 2016, Titus said that he worked a lot with the community with most of the homicides occurring on the east side of Manhattan. Titus started out as the only Black patrolmen …

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Open House Forum Held with Freeport Police to Discuss Issues of Police Brutality

Open House Forum Held with Freeport Police to Discuss Issues of Police Brutality

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, the Village of Freeport Police Department hosted an open house for community members to discuss their police reform draft. In accordance with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order No. 203, the department reached out to residents and community stakeholders to create a new police contract. The order states that, “the government has …

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Protestors Rally Outside Brentwood State Park in Response to the Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Verdict

This Sunday about 50 protestors rallied at the Brentwood State Park, demanding justice for Breonna Taylor and other constituents affected by police brutality.  Taylor was a 26-year-old Black medical worker in Louisville, KY. that was killed in her apartment by police officers during the execution of a no-knock warrant back in March. Former detective, Brett …

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Tee Tee Solo Chants For an End to the “Trouble in These Streets” in New Song

By Miya Jones The Black Lives Matter movement still has momentum. Protests continue after the deaths of several Black people such as George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and now shooting of Jacob Blake. Steel pannist Tee Tee Solo has dealt with the refreshed social justice movement in the way most artists do, music. Her …

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