Tag: George Floyd

Nassau Police Reforms Drafted, Advocates Call for More Involvement

Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder outlined a list of proposed reforms during a public hearing held by the Nassau County Legislature’s Public Safety committee on Thursday.

Why is The PBA So Afraid of Accountability?

Police reform advocates: Instead of asking for fealty, police unions should come to the table, humbled by their flaws, and ready to make necessary changes with community input.

Racial Justice Marches Spark Police Reforms on Long Island

As racial justice protests continue across Long Island, police and lawmakers are debating how best to address the issue of police brutality without handcuffing officers’ ability to effectively protect communities they serve.

Massive Turnout for Eisenhower Park Back the Blue Rally

A sea of more than 1,000 people holding “thin blue line” and American flags packed Eisenhower Park for a Back the Blue Demonstration that was met by a small counter-protest on Saturday.

Protester Falsely Claimed Driver Hit Him, Cops Say

A Hempstead man has been accused of filing a false report claiming that he was struck by a car while attending a Black Lives Matter protest in Huntington Station this week.

Driver Arrested For Hitting 2 Protesters With Car in Huntington Station

A driver was arrested for allegedly hitting two Black Lives Matter protesters with his car in Huntington Station on Monday evening, Suffolk County police said. 

Protesters Call for Removal of Robert Moses Statue

While all over the United States protests have been held demanding the removal of statues commemorating individuals who were racist — notably Confederate figures — nearly 100 people demonstrated for the removal of the statue of New York public works and parks czar Robert Moses in Babylon. 

Viral Video of Nassau Police Arresting Protester Sparks Probe

A viral video of Nassau County police officers arresting a protester Friday in East Meadow has prompted the department to launch an internal affairs investigation into the incident, officials said.

11 Arrested, 4 Injured During Weekend of George Floyd Protests on...

Tensions boiled over at two of the many racial justice protests this weekend on Long Island, which have been largely peaceful for the past week.

Police Attacks on Journalists Covering Protests Are Outrageous

OpEd: Attacks on journalism diminish the people’s right to the truth about what government is doing in their name.