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Charges dismissed in 88 Occupy Albany cases

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A lack of time, resources and a support for nonviolent free speech have prompted the dismissal of all 88 cases that stemmed from Occupy Albany arrests in November 2011. Albany County District Attorney David Soares announced today that a decision by Judge Thomas K. Keefe has effectively dismissed the cases, which involved the arrests of about 100 people in Academy and Lafayette parks on Nov. 111. The demonstrators were originally charged with disorderly conduct and/or ...

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March 2, 2012
9:45 p.m.

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Your tax dollars at work - reinforcing bad behavior; setting the precedent that will now allow continued law breaking by the "entitled". They willingly defied the law - and got away with it ... I for one am sick of this type of arbitrary enforcement of the law. Freedom of speech (which I support) and the right to peacefully and lawfully assemble (which I also support) can and should be done legally - and when the laws are openly defied and broken, I expect the justice be served as prescribed by law. SOARAS, KEEFE, DO THE JOB YOU ARE PAID TO DO OR GET OUT OF OFFICE!

March 3, 2012
12:04 a.m.

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Arbitrary laws are trumped by the Constitution.