Thirteen demonstrators arrested at Al...

Thirteen demonstrators arrested at Albany's Lafayette Park

There are 4 comments on the WNYT NewsChannel 13 story from Nov 13, 2011, titled Thirteen demonstrators arrested at Albany's Lafayette Park. In it, WNYT NewsChannel 13 reports that:

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South Glens Falls, NY

#2 Nov 14, 2011
ITs about time someone enforced the law down there. Why is it the DA gets to only enforce the laws he likes? IF they really beleive in their cause arrest them and let them pay the price for their belief. Then we will know if they are dedicated

Rochester, NY

#3 Nov 14, 2011
The idiot protesters can sit in the city owned park 24/7 with no fear of being arrested. They have been told to stay out of state owned Lafayette park after it is closed or be arrested. This is just another cry for attention from these so-called protesters.

Since: Jan 10

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#5 Nov 15, 2011
David Soares endorsed by the Working Families Party
Working Families Party is endorsed and backed by labor unions
Labor Unions and WFP endorse the Occupiers

WFP = Acorn = Voter Fraud, Troy, NY

the Working Families Party is another facet of ACORN, to the point where they share current officers like Bertha Lewis and former affiliates like Patrick Gaspard (who is actually working even now with the WFP in local NY politics). This should surprise fewer people than it will; itís long been an open secret that most of these groups live in each otherís pockets.

The Working Families Party has picked a winner in Occupy Albanyís ability to resist eviction: Albany County District Attorney David Soares.

WFP Executive Director Dan Cantor blasted an e-mail to the Familyís New York membership this afternoon, asking them to sign a petition supporting Soares in the missive, headlined ďWhy Albany isnít Oakland.Ē

Across the country, mayors and police departments have started cracking down on Occupy protests.

In Atlanta, the mayor revoked an executive order allowing the protesters to stay on Tuesday afternoon. Just after midnight, police swept Woodruff Park, arresting the 50 peaceful protesters who stayed behind.[1] The same day, Occupy Orlando was kicked out of their park behind the Chamber of Commerce building.[2]

In Oakland, California, the situation was much worse: police raided and cleared the camp at Ogawa Plaza, arresting 75 people. They used tear gas, concussion grenades and batons to attack the peaceful crowd that came out to show solidarity that night.[3] One protester, a veteran who served two tours in Iraq, was struck in the head by a tear gas cannister, leaving him in critical condition.

But thatís not what happened in Albany. Over the weekend, as Albanyís Mayor was considering whether protestors should be cleared from their encampment, Albany County District Attorney David Soares announced he would not prosecute anyone arrested for nuisance violations while exercising their First Amendment rights at Occupy Albany.

Demonstrators at Occupy Albany have also shared praise with Albany Police officials for resisting the eviction edict, and, it seems, rightfully so. But Soares is perfectly positioned to pick up the endearment of the left-leaning supporters of Occupy Albany, including the WFP, which is composed of labor unions and progressive groups.

After all, the Family backed Soares in his 2004 Democratic primary win, as well as his 2008 re-election bid. This affirmation can only be politically advantageous for Soares.


“Diana Sieglerhoffen ”

Since: Oct 09

Leiden, Netherlands

#6 Nov 15, 2011
Good, they should have to clean up their mess too.
Why don't they protest via social media like civilized people.

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