Suffolk cops caught with anti-immigrant sign

Newsday’s Joye Brown reported yesterday on what Latino leaders found when they went inside the Third Precinct in Bay Shore last week.

The group had just finished a press conference calling for the Suffolk County Police Department to be more accessible to immigrants following the release of a memo from the US Justice Department on Suffolk’s mishandling of hate crimes against Latinos. While the press conference was getting underway, the police brass sent out a release touting the new, immigrant-friendly SCPD. When the immigrant leaders went into the precinct to talk to Inspector Jan Rios, who commands the precinct, they were met with a sign that said, “Are We SLOW LEARNERS or What?” and that quoted Teddy Roosevelt saying, “Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag…we have room for but one language.”

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