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Forum Post: Police Refuse to arrest in Albany

Posted 8 years ago on Oct. 24, 2011, 2:08 p.m. EST by PROTESSTONER (70) from New York, NY
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Evidently State and Albany police refused to arrest Occupy Albany Protesters




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[-] 1 points by Avoice (81) 8 years ago

Gov. Cuomo's popularity with the monied elite of nyc just shot up. Former Gov. Rockerfeller made a poor political decision back in 1971 when he decided that the lives of correction officers and civilians were expendable to take back Attica Prison and boost his chances for a presidential run. Calling in the NYS State Troopers didn't work in 1971 and 40 years later in 2011 it still doesn't work.

[-] 1 points by freakydimitri (13) 8 years ago

I felt a shift in the individual cops on the ground attitude during the march to columbus circle on Friday night. Could there be a wave of support/sympathy running through the rank and file? did the video of the Marine shaming the riot police into standing down have this effect? Sometimes a moment like that can be pivotal....

[-] 1 points by FightingDaPower (12) from Brooklyn, NY 8 years ago

I side with many of the protesters, but I felt this marine was another trouble maker trying bait the police into confronting him just so he can file a lawsuit. Ask him if he really fought for our freedom in Iraq or did he fight for the big oil corporations. I feel he was a hypocrite for judging the police who bascially did what he did which is "take orders". This "Marine" did not stand up to Bush's lies when we didnt find WMD's, nor did he stand up against the military when innocent Iraqi civilians were UNARMED and KILLED. In the military they call it "COLLATERAL DAMAGE", but I just saw it as slaughter.

[-] 1 points by occupy118 (2) 8 years ago

The Marine was a part of a group of veterans against war. I guess experience and conscience have nothing to do with your expertise in field operation. At exactly what moment should have had Olsen a change of heart--at what moment did he become greater than the cultural lies he once believed. He will be remembered for his bravery; you will not.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

"According to the Albany Times Union, New York state troopers and Albany police did not adhere to a curfew crackdown on protesters urged by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and Albany mayor Gerald Jennings."

[-] 1 points by FightingDaPower (12) from Brooklyn, NY 8 years ago

This is great news!!!! We really should not be directing any anger towards the police. Surprisingly many of them support us, but they also have families and cant really afford to lose or quit their jobs like some of us who are single. Many of the officers i spoke with support us, but its hard to take a side, when you also have kids at home that you put food on the table for. By some of us blocking the streets or pushing back the barriers, it makes it hard for both sides. I understand the NYPD logic of keeping the streets clear, since I wouldnt want people blocking an ambulance thats trying to get to me in case of anything. Granted there are a few bad seeds wiht in both groups, we should not let those few ruin the rest.

[-] 1 points by TheHumanoidTyphoon (30) from Coral Springs, FL 8 years ago

YAY! This shows that the military and the police are still human and still have compassion and understanding.

[-] 1 points by Steve15 (385) 8 years ago

Two thumbs up

[-] 1 points by RantCasey (782) from Saginaw, MI 8 years ago

A victory for the police and occupy Albany. It is a very big step that was taken. Hopefully no officers sacraficed employment or get disciplined for this. Congrats

[-] 1 points by HarryCrew07 (433) 8 years ago

AWESOME!!!! They may have decided out of fear of rioting and lack of resources, but it still feels like a great step in the right direction.

[-] 0 points by anonymouse (154) 8 years ago

...“We don’t have those resources, and these people were not causing trouble,” a state official said. “The bottom line is the police know policing, not the governor and not the mayor.”

Well played