An alleged hit-and-run driver who allegedly killed rapper Nicki Minaj's father in Mineola last week has surrendered to Nassau County police, authorities said.
While 2020 has disrupted the lives of most Long Islanders, times have rarely been more difficult for members of law enforcement.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran signed a bill Wednesday that addresses growing calls for reform around the response by law enforcement to mental health crises.
According to police, the two suspects—a man and a woman—grew angry after they were denied “slushies” because the gas station wasn’t able to make the frozen beverages at that time. They became more enraged when a store clerk denied their use of an electronic food stamps card to purchase several other unidentified items.
A line of thunderstorms had roared across the water just before the man became separated from his board, police said.
"For how long will ethnic minorities walk on eggshells? That is not right. It's counterproductive to everything, every belief that we as Americans have."
Demetrius Blackwell was indicted for murder, attempted murder and a slew of other charges.
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