To the editor:
I was driving on Route 25 the other day, a few hundred yards east of the Southold police station, when I observed three young white boys playing alongside the road with what looked like rifles. I assumed they were toy guns, although I could not tell as I drove past. (more…)
Martin Flatley was appointed as Southold Town’s police chief in 2011.
In the wake of riots that erupted in Ferguson, Mo. this week after a grand jury declined to indict the police officer who shot and killed a black teenager, Michael Brown, local police chiefs offered their take on the case — and longstanding racial tensions nationwide between police departments and minority communities.
Peaceful protests were also being held at cities across the U.S., though none in this area. (more…)