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    Reflections on Occupy Wall Street, with photos, fun, and good wishes for the future. eBook, Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? (Only $.99 !) In the eBook, the Occupy movement is explored through original reporting, photographs, cartoons, poetry, essays, and reviews.The collection of essays and blog posts records the unfolding of Occupy into the culture from September 2011 to the present.  Authors Kimberly Wilder and Ian Wilder were early supporters of Occupy, using their internet platforms to communicate the changes being created by the American Autumn.

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Fax Suffolk Officials: Call for an Investigation Into Alleged Censorship of Hate Crime Report

A high-ranking official from Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy’s administration inappropriately obtained and edited a report on county hate crime, according to a complaint submitted to the Suffolk County Ethics Commission by Legis. DuWayne Gregory last week. While Levy denies any wrongdoing, the seriousness of these claims merits an investigation. You can make that happen. […]

Reflections on Marcelo Lucero and Jeffrey Conroy

A poem reflecting on the lives of the two men whose lives have been tied together by crime: Marcelo Lucero, an Ecuadorean immigrant, and Jeffrey Conroy, one of the young men recently sentenced in Marcelo Lucero’s murder. This is a poem by Maxwell Wheat, 2007-2009 Nassau County Poet Laureate.

Oppose Hate Crimes and the Death Penalty

It is necessary to take extra steps to get law enforcement officials to prosecute hate crimes.  Often existing laws are not used to prosecute hate crimes because of bias against those in the LBGT community, but imposing the death penalty does nothing to lessen that bias.   – IW New Yorkers For Alternatives to the Death […]

Long Island Wins: Levy continues to claim that there was only one hate crime

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Large percentage of Long Islanders have experienced hate crime

New polls show statistics for people in Long Island who worry about hate crime, and also a large percentage of people in Long Island (both Suffolk County and Nassau County) who say they have been a victim of hate crime. The article points out that racism is a continuing problem.

Watching the process: Chance to hear oral arguments about immigration issue controversy from Suffolk County Legislature

KW: One of the leftover proposals from the spell of anti-immigrant legislation that was bubbling in the Suffolk County Legislature is the bill IR1105, which will receive a day in court this Friday. See information below. Video from the time the bill was being proposed is at the bottom of this post. And, also, for […]

Al Sharpton: Live streaming re: The Post

It’s 5:28pm EST. Press conference over. Still lots of people and chanting. Interesting to watch. 5:30pm. I think live streaming is turned off? Notes below. http://www.tmz.com/2009/02/20/sharpton-calls-in-reinforcements/ Great coverage. Live streaming of the demonstration at the NY Post, and press conference with Al Sharpton and others. Al Sharpton  is discussing the waiver for Murdoch to have […]

Long Island LGBT Youth Center Hit by Vandals in Hate Crime

(excerpt from) Towel Road blog Long Island LGBT Youth Center Hit By Vandals The Long Island GLBT Community Center in Bay Shore, New York, about 43 miles east of New York City, was hit by vandals over the weekend and police are investigating it as a hate crime. The Center reports:  “At some point between […]

Tues. Feb 3rd: Please attend Suffolk Legislature to support Hate Crimes Task Force

(excerpt) Update from Long Island WINS Please join Long Island Wins and the Long Island Immigrant Alliance TOMORROW, February 3rd, at the Suffolk County Legislature to support IR 2227 Establishing a Task Force on Hate Crimes in Suffolk County. Come to the Suffolk County Legislature meeting Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at the William H. Rogers […]

Long Island Wins: Suffolk County, “We Work for You?”

For the full story by Kirby Einhorn: Long Island Wins :: We Work for You? Long Island WINS is a group dedicated to exploring the contributions of immigrants to the Long Island community and economy. They have a great post about the January 14th, Community Meeting, held by the County Executive’s Office. Was the meeting […]

Marcelo Lucero’s family will come to witness trial…

KW: This is very good news. The immigrant support community thinks it is important that Marcelo Lucero’s mother is able to attend the trials, and speak on behalf of her lost child… (excerpt from) Newsday Family of slain Ecuadorean man to attend trials by Bart Jones The family of Marcelo Lucero said Wednesday they have […]

Federal government opens hate crime inquiry in Suffolk, Long Island

As always, look for excellent and detailed coverage of immigration issues at: www.longislandwins.com (excerpt from) Newsday Feds probe handling of hate crimes Inquiry focuses on whether police in Suffolk have properly investigated and prosecuted crimes against Latinos By Bart Jones 1:28 PM EST, January 12, 2009 Three federal agencies have formally opened a joint investigation […]

Suffolk Police Commissioner Dormer makes stunning hate crime announcement

From the Long Island WINS blog By Pat Young CARECEN December 11, 2008 4:53 PM During a legislative committee meeting today, Suffolk Police Commissioner Richard Dormer revealed that the department was reviewing all police reports from the 5th Precinct, which covers Patchogue, for the entire year to see if there were hidden hate crimes embedded […]

Lesson in issue work: Hate Crime Circus

KW: With the murder of Marcelo Lucero, a man from Ecuador, in Patchogue, there are many activists and groups– including non-profits, religious groups and elected officials on every side of the political spectrum–who want to use this tragedy as a teachable moment. It is very difficult sometimes to sort out people’s intent. And, we must […]