The issue of over-incarceration in America is gaining traction among state and local law makers – but not, apparently, on Long Island. The New York Civil Liberties Union recently sued Nassau and Suffolk counties, home to the Hamptons’ beach clubs and million-dollar estates, over squalid, life-threatening conditions at their jails.
In Suffolk, inmates say that sewage accumulates in their cells and the tap water is so polluted they jokingly refer to it as “iced tea.
New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) are suing Suffolk County for its treatment of Philip Datz, a video journalist who was arrested in July of 2011 while filming police activ... Read Post
"Beaner-hopping" — a.k.a. assaulting people who look Mexican — had been a popular pastime among Suffolk County, NY, youth long before the Long Island county became infamous for the brutal murder of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucer... Read Post
Regina Calcaterra, Democratic New York state Senate candidate from eastern Suffolk County on Long Island, was recently endorsed by the Human Rights Campaign New York PAC in her bid to unseat an incumbent who voted against the marria... Read Post