Stop the Huntington Station Tent City evictions!

January 19, 2010 at 8:09 pm 2 comments

PeaceSmiths asks our members and the peace and justice community to contact the Town of Huntington board members and the Suffolk County Police to ask them to cease the Huntington Station Tent City evictions. Contact information is at the bottom of this post.
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PeaceSmiths, Inc. was extremely disturbed to hear about the eviction of Huntington Station Tent City and the violent and wanton destruction suffered by its residents. As compassionate and rational people, we believe that everyone has a right to survival and that acting on such a right should not be against the law.

With that in mind, we ask that the Township of Huntington and the Suffolk County Police department delay any further actions against the residents of the Huntington Station Tent City until an adequate 24/7 year round shelter system is created within the town. Providing housing for residents is a responsibility shared by the Town of Huntington, Suffolk County, and New York State. The seasonal housing provide by HIHI, while well meaning, is not a solution and completely inadequate to handle the hundreds of homeless within our township. If this simple humanitarian action can not be met, then we insist that any further actions against tent city residents be postponed to prevent these men from freezing to death – any shelter is better than none!

It is our hope that both the Township of Huntington and the Suffolk County Police Department can act as responsible, caring and intelligent arbiters in this situation, supporting both a temporary and permanent solution.
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Contact Phone Numbers for Huntington Town Board Members:

Town Supervisor, Frank P. Petrone: (631) 351-3030
Councilman, Mark Cuthbertson: (631) 351-3172
Councilwoman, Susan A. Berland: (631) 351-3173
Councilwoman, Glenda A. Jackson: (631) 351-3174
Councilman, Mark Mayoka: (631)-351-3172

Contact E-mails for Town of Huntington Board Members:

fpetrone@town.huntington.ny.us, mcuthbertson@town.huntington.ny.us, sberland@town.huntington.ny.us, gjackson@town.huntington.ny.us, mmayoka@town.huntington.ny.us, jraia@town.huntington.ny.us

Contact E-mails for Police:

SCPD.2NDPRECINCT@suffolkcountyny.gov, SCPDINFO@suffolkcountyny.gov

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Valente  |  January 19, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    this call was made by LIFNB, you can help further by checking out their website

  • 2. monk  |  January 20, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    The Long Island Food Not Bombs website is http://www.lifnb.com. You can find pictures, more information, and ways to help there!

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