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More than a third of all criminal defendants on Long Island are Black men but the people prosecuting their cases are overwhelmingly white. 

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Democrats in Nassau County are proposing a new law that would extend protections under the county’s human rights law that would penalize anyone who perpetuates the notion that Asians are responsible for COVID-19.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, middle, announces his nomination of FBI veteran Geraldine Hart, right, as the county's next police commissioner in 2018.
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Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart has resigned after three years on the job. She leaves for a higher paying job that will also likely be less political.

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New York’s Attorney General Letitia James has cleared Suffolk County Police of any wrongdoing in the death of a handcuffed man in Patchogue last July. Her investigation found officers acted appropriately.

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A report from a progressive reform group blames biased media coverage for a rollback in New York’s bail reform laws.