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‘Mothers in Solidarity’ take a stand against racism

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Riverhead resident Cynthia Lister Braunskill, a mother of nine, wants police to know what it’s like “to raise a black man in America.” She organized a rally Saturday to start a dialogue.

In Riverhead, protesters demand racial justice and an end to police brutality

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The chants of protesters filled the air on Route 58 in Riverhead yesterday, where more than 100 people lined the sidewalks just west of the traffic circle for a marathon demonstration against racism and police brutality in the United States.

Local officials discuss policing reform measures signed into law today by governor

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Following the governor's signing of the 'Say Their Names' reform agenda, Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar said, “We need to open lines of communication across the nation." A group is already forming in Riverhead to discuss issues of racial equality and justice the supervisor said.

All-day protest planned in Riverhead Saturday

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A Riverhead couple is organizing a protest against police brutality in the United States, to take place Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. at the Route 58 traffic circle.

Riverhead police chief speaks out against ‘incomprehensible’ police behavior

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“You take this job and you want to be Superman,” Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller said in an interview today. “You become a cop because you want to help people, you want to protect them, you want to serve your community.”
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