Police Refuse to Arrest Protesters: These People Are Not Causing Trouble

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Abby Zimet

State troopers and police pushed back against orders from the mayor and Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration to enforce a city curfew and arrest Occupy Albany protesters that included families and older people, saying it would damage community relations and their policy is not to prosecute peaceful protesters. Both entirely logical arguments. They even offered white lies on protesters' behalf, saying the were confined to sidewalks when in fact they had set up tents on park land. Bravo Albany.

"There was a lot of discussion about how it would look if we started pulling people away from their kids and arresting them ... and then what do we do with the children?"

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