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‘Occupy’ goes into the history books

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So, Occupy Albany is no more. The police swept in armed with a court order and pepper spray, took down the tents and ousted the occupants. I stopped by the next morning with the intention of interviewing those who might have returned for a daytime vigil and found there were none. The place was deserted except for three perky students of broadcast journalism who were practicing stand-up commentary for the benefit of a teacher armed ...

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December 25, 2011
8:27 a.m.

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I've asked this question several times, and no one has answered it. If this had been the Boy Scouts, The Tea Party, or a bunch of Christians who parked themselves in Academy Park, what do you think the city would have done?

December 25, 2011
3:01 p.m.

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Arrested them the first night. Reasonable, time and manner restrictions on protests have been the law for decades. Except in Albany. The park belongs to all the people not the lunatic fringe. Who is going to pay for the "lovely" mess?