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Local residents of Freeport gathered on June 7, 2020 to march for the Black Lives Matter protests. MAYA BROWN/THE STATESMAN

Defund the police because society should reassess our values if Black lives really matter

Maya Brown February 16, 2021
#OPINION: Every time I see a blue lives matter flag wavering in the wake of a cruel Black death, my stomach begins to compress. I cannot help myself from tracing down the complicated, yet broken system that is law enforcement in this country.
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Judith Brown Clarke is Stony Brook Universitys chief diversity officer. Clarke came into the position on Feb. 17. RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Chief Diversity Officer releases message to student body with summer plans

Maya Brown June 9, 2020
“I have received emails, texts, phone calls, and had ‘real talk’ Zoom conversations with over 100 individuals,” Clarke wrote in the email. “These have all informed my efforts to affect sustainable institutional change.” 
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Local residents of Freeport gathered on June 7 to march for the Black Lives Matter protests. MAYA BROWN/THE STATESMAN

Black Lives Matter march in Freeport, NY

Maya Brown June 9, 2020
Photos taken by Assistant News Editor Maya Brown show about 500 local residents from Freeport, NY, protesting in solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement and urging people to demand justice for George Floyd.
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The Axon Body 2 camera worn by a UPD officer.ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

UPD teaches students about law enforcement through the Citizen’s Police Academy

Evelin Mercedes October 11, 2018

Students can learn more about law enforcement through the 12-week Citizen’s Police Academy that the University Police Department offers. 

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New York Times columnist Charles Blow talks about race relations

Christopher Cameron October 23, 2015
Race relations was also the subject of Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Charles Robbins’ interview of Charles Blow, and his open Q&A with students afterward.
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