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Suffolk County plans to slash its police budget by $20 million if it doesn’t receive more federal funding.

County Executive Steve Bellone said that means next year’s police class is canceled, and community policing programs are suspended.

“My message to Washington is simple: Don't defund the police. Don't defund suburbia by your inaction," Belone pleaded for President Donald Trump to listen. "Mr. President, we need your help.”

Courtesy of Sandy Hook Promise

Among this week’s Emmy nominees is a PSA from Sandy Hook Promise. The advocacy group was formed in the aftermath of the 2012 Newtown school shooting.

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Suffolk County launched a school safety initiative that will share live security camera footage with police in active shooter situations.

How Schools Are Meeting The Demand For Greater Security

Dec 13, 2018
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In the wake of school shootings such as Parkland and Sandy Hook, one Connecticut school district has hired armed security guards to protect students.

Courtesy of Sandy Hook Promise

Sandy Hook Promise, an advocacy group formed after the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, released a new public service announcement this week. It’s told from the point of view of a school shooter.