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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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Professor and Author Robert Chase MATTHEW YAN/THE STATESMAN

History Professor Robert Chase takes on forced prison labor in new book

Matthew Yan February 7, 2020
Power, race, rape and the carceral system are the pillars of Stony Brook Associate Professor Robert Chase’s new book, “We Are Not Slaves: State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners' Rights in Postwar America.”
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College Republicans invite Suffolk County Republican candidates to SBU

College Republicans invite Suffolk County Republican candidates to SBU

Alek Lewis October 16, 2019
Suffolk County Republican candidates were invited to Stony Brook University to speak about issues concerning college students.
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Sanders revisits the failed War on Drugs

Sanders revisits the failed War on Drugs

Nick Zararis April 19, 2016
It should be the accepted view that the War on Drugs was both a failure and founded on false pretenses.
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Anonymous street artist makes waves on campus

Anonymous street artist makes waves on campus

Brittany Bernstein April 14, 2016
People may have seen @icnochanges’ designs in various places around campus, like outside of Melville Library or at the Engineering Drive bus stop.
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A screenshot from a 1989 issue of The Statesman. Undergraduate Scott Staub responds to an earlier article about the National Rifle Association. STATESMAN FILE

ARCHIVES: Don’t Make Gun Control What It’s Not (1989)

October 26, 1989

Originally published on Oct. 26, 1989 I would like to take up the issue of gun control with the student who wrote in complaining about the cartoon on the National Rifle Association. The article...

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