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Occupiers of Albany not backing down

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Interesting developments with Occupy Albany. First, the encampment is growing, contrary to my expectations. Three weeks ago when I visited I counted 40 tents. Yesterday I counted 68, not including the large communal tents for food, sanitation, library and so forth. Second, as you have no doubt heard, some of the more feisty campers have challenged the state’s somewhat mysterious curfew on the neighboring turf called Lafayette Park, immediately adjacent to and indistinguishable from the ...

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November 15, 2011
9:47 a.m.

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As for the Cuomo vs Jennings and Soares.... I'm enjoying watching the Dems battle their own. It's boring when the Republicans battling their own get all of the news...

November 15, 2011
11:14 a.m.

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I think they should stay there forever, at least they won't be competing for jobs that responsible kids are trying to get.

November 18, 2011
1:40 p.m.

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What makes being in the park at midnight any worse than at 10pm? That is an arbitrary time and need not be enforced.

BUT - if they are going to protest, then PROTEST! Be on your feet, holding signs, stating your positions. No tents, no heaters, no structures of any type. Just you "protesters", protesting. Sleeping is not protesting.

The city should bring in firetrucks nightly to flood the park to cleanse away any food, urine, and other waste. While I disagree with a curfew, closing it for an hour daily for maintenance is a reasonable activity.