Tag: George Floyd
Americans on Tuesday mark the first anniversary of the murder of George Floyd beneath a white Minneapolis police officer's knee, which catalyzed the largest U.S. protest movement in decades over police brutality against Black people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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