Suffolk County Administration Condemned for Censoring Hate Crimes Report

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Source: change.org

By Alex DiBranco

 

“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 Lucero, killed in this “game.”

A Suffolk County Hate Crimes Task Force was created to investigate the pattern of incidents, including turning a critical eye on County Executive Steve Levy, the highest ranking official in Suffolk. Hate crime experts assert that his harsh anti-immigrant stance and xenophobic attacks contributed to an intolerant and dangerous atmosphere for Latinos. (Thank goodness he didn’t become New York’s governor.) Not surprisingly, Levy isn’t so keen on having his misbehavior exposed.

Now, Ted Hesson reports at Long Island Wins that Legis. DuWayne Gregory, head of the Task Force, filed an ethics complaint condemning Levy’s administration for inappropriately obtaining the report and cutting out 52 out of 150 pages before they were able to review it. That’s over a third of the documents censored, reportedly sections dealing with Levy’s actions. What’s going on in Suffolk County that Steve Levy doesn’t want anybody to know about?

Read the full article here.

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2 comments on “Suffolk County Administration Condemned for Censoring Hate Crimes Report
  1. Nick says:

    This is all about limiting Free Speech. After all, censorship is everywhere. The gov’t (and their big business cronies) censor free speech, shut down dissent and ban the book “America Deceived II”. Free speech for all, especially Mark Twain.
    Last link (before Google Books bans it also]:
    http://www.iuniverse.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-000190526

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