Glen Cove, NY Assemblymember Lavine is and always has been an ally to the black lives matter movement. This Sunday Assemblymember Lavine joined over three thousand people as they marched through Glen Cove. There have been multiple demonstrations happening all across Long Island to protest the many black lives that have been lost at the hands of the police due to the lack of accountability.
It is time for a change. What happened to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery cannot happen again said Lavine. If we do not hold those authority figures accountable for their actions it will affect our community greatly.
Assemblymember Lavine has also been on the front lines of repealing Civil Rights Law 50-A which would allow the public access to police disciplinary records. New York State is one of the few states that makes police disciplinary records confidential and this has helped many law enforcement agents hide their wrongdoings. Repealing Civil Rights Law 50 -A will increase police accountability and be the first step in the right direction.
This demonstration was organized by the North Shore LI Against Hate and members of the Sea Cliff and Glen Head community.