25 Oct '11, 2am

Police defy order from Mayor, NY Gov, to shut down and arrest Occupy Albany

Police defy order from Mayor, NY Gov, to shut down and arrest Occupy Albany

Meanwhile, Albany County District Attorney David Soares on Sunday said that over the weekend he had conversations with Jennings, Albany Police Chief Steven Krokoff and State Police officials about his concerns regarding prosecution of “peaceful protesters.” Soares said protests at the state Capitol are common, and historically anyone arrested for trespassing generally faces a low-level charge that’s later dismissed. “Our official policy with peaceful protesters is that unless there is property damage or injuries to law enforcement, we don’t prosecute people protesting,” Soares said. “If law enforcement engaged in a pre-emptive strike and started arresting people I believe it would lead to calamitous results, and the people protesting so far are peaceful.”

Full article: http://redgreenandblue.org/2011/10/24/police-defy-order-f...

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