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Nassau County Legislature Votes to Close 4 of 8 Police Precincts

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
March 6, 2012

Since it wasn’t surprising I was at the Nassau County Legislative Building for much of the day – from before noon until after 5 PM yesterday – I should have brought more food than a small coconut bar, especially since the meals others brought in were off-limits for my gluten-free diet.

The Nassau County Legislature voted to Close 4 of 8 Police Precincts, many hours into their Monday, March 5, 2012 meeting, which was so well attended by residents and Press that it was often Standing Room Only.

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Nassau County Legislature, controlled by Republicans, votes along party lines to consolidate 8 police precincts into 4, on Monday, March 5, 2012, at Mineola, New York, USA. Thomas Dale was confirmed as Nassau County Police Commissioner earlier that meeting. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Mineola, New York, USA. March 5, 2012. Newly confirmed Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Dale. (© 2012 Ann Parry, Ann-Parry.com)

The 19 legislators voted along party lines, with the 10 Republicans voting YES and the 9 Democrats voting NO to the police precincts closing and – earlier in the meeting – to confirming THOMAS DALE as Nassau County Police Commissioner.

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Nassau County Legislature, controlled by Republicans, votes along party lines to consolidate 8 police precincts into 4, on Monday, March 5, 2012, at Mineola, New York, USA. Milagros Vicente (right, pointing finger), a North Valley Stream resident, was one of those shouting out in audience after a Yes vote by one of the legislators. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Mineola, New York, USA. March 5, 2012. At right, Milagros Vicente, of N. Valley Stream, protests vote to close 4 Nassau County Police Precincts. (© 2012 Ann Parry, Ann-Parry.com)

And the pizza wafting from the waiting room outside the Legislative Chambers smelled really good.

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2nd Annual Interfaith Memorial Service for Haiti, Brooklyn 2012

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
January 31, 2012

When I heard that 13-year-old SHEIMYRAH MIGHTY, whom I first photographed singing at a 2008 rally at Long Island’s Eisenhower Park, would sing the U.S. National Anthem at the 2nd Annual Interfaith Memorial Service for Haiti on January 11, 2012, I looked into covering that Brooklyn Borough Hall event.

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January 11, 2012 - Brooklyn, New York, USA: Commemorating the 2nd anniversary of the Mw 7.0 earthquake in Haiti, people hold up glo-sticks at 2nd Annual Interfaith Memorial Service for Haiti, Wednesday night at Brooklyn Borough Hall. (Ann E Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Brooklyn, New York, USA. January 11, 2013. 2nd Annual Interfaith Memorial Service for Haiti, at Brooklyn Borough Hall. (© 2012 Ann Parry, Ann-Parry.com)

I went with a friend and fellow-photographer, Mike Leverett Dorn, and since we were running a bit late, we rushed from the MTA Borough Hall subway stop into the Hall. And as we raced up the long flight of stairs I could hear Sheimyrah singing. Just (barely) in time!

New York City Police Commissioner RAY KELLY was the Keynote Speaker, and other participants in the memorial service included a variety of Haitian musical and literary artists (Sheimyrah Mighty is Jamaican Haitian American); politicians; architect Rodney Leon who designed the African Memorial Burial Ground in NYC; Christian, Muslim, and Jewish spiritual and community leaders; and providers of Haitian humanitarian relief.

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