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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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Stony Brook Students Speak Out About Recent Asian Discrimination Crimes

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in another world changing problem: discrimination and hate against the Asian community.  Recent attacks on Asian Americans in Atlanta and New York has them fearing for their lives. Although the pandemic has led to these attacks on the community, the fight for justice has always been consistent for Asian Americans.  …

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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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Long Island Filmmaker Documents Heated Protest-Filled Summer in Documentary “The MVMT”

TRIGGER WARNING! Films were there for 19-year-old Haitian-American Kristopher Dorval during a tough year of his life. A series of movies throughout that year helped lift his spirits and clarify what his life purpose was. “Film has been such a crucial aspect of my existence,” said Dorval, and when the summer of protest emerged last …

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Peaceful Protests Spark in Wyandanch and Brentwood After the Death of George Floyd

After the death of 46-year-old Minnesota man George Floyd, protests sparked in Minnesota, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, St. Louis, and now, Long Island. In Wyandanch, protestors marched around Wyandanch Village and lined themselves across Straight Path chanting “Black lives matter,” “This is what democracy looks like,” “No people united can ever be defeated,” and “I can’t breathe.” …

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