Rock the Suffolk Green Party, Fall 2015

Green Party Candidate Pauline Salotti of Patchogue for Brookhaven Town’s Fifth District Council Seat will be appearing at these exciting events.

Not In Our Town @ CAC 12/11/11 Free

Film, Panel Discussion, Reception Co-presented by Cinema Arts Centre & Long Island School of the Americas Watch (LI SOA Watch) Sunday, December 11 at 1pm At the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave , Huntington, NY 11743. 631-423-7611 NOT IN OUR TOWN: LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

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.

Patchogue-Medford seniors win battle with school board

KW: One victory for providing fair and useful public education. BOCES is a cooperative system of local school districts which is supposed to help them pool resources to offer programs that individual schools might not be able to provide themselves. (There are good and bad points to the BOCES system. But, it has many important […]

Southern Poverty Law Center: Anti-Immigrant Climate Fueling Violence Against Latinos in Suffolk County

*Check with Long Island Wins (longislandwins.com) for more coverage on the report. MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Latino immigrants in Suffolk County, N.Y., are routinely the target of violent attacks, harassment and abuse driven by a virulent anti-immigrant climate that has been fostered by community leaders and law enforcement practices, according to a report released today by […]

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 […]

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 […]

News & Events From Long Island WINS 12/9/08

Dear Supporters, There are many of you who are new to Long Island Wins and we wanted to take a moment to introduce ourselves. We are a public information and education campaign driven by the belief that immigration creates incredible opportunities for economic, cultural and social growth. As immigrants to this country renew the American […]

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 […]

2007 hate crime in Patchogue, that police failed to report

(excerpt from) Long Island WINS: 2007 victim of anti-Latino attack sheds light on Levy hate crime stats By Patrick Young CARECEN November 27, 2008 9:53 AM Last year there was one anti-Latino bias crime in Suffolk County, according to Steve Levy, and it wasn’t the attack on Luis Pina Tigre. [Yet…] In September 2007 Tigre […]

West Virginia artist creates tribute to Marcelo Lucero

I am leaving this post up for Thanksgiving. Even though it is sad, it is art which reflects on our humanity and makes me feel spiritually refreshed. I am also thankful for the life of Marcelo Lucero, and for the compassion and talent that inspired an artist from far away to create this beautiful potrait.-KW […]

Newsday story: background incident to Lucero killing, etc.

Please read the Newsday story linked below, which has a lot of important information and background of the day of Marcelo Lucero’s killing; the actions of the police department in promoting a Hispanic police officer to lead in the 5th precinct which covers Patchogue; and the reactions – mixed – of the community to that […]

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