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Film has parallels to Schenectady police’s troubles

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At the very end of the credits to “The Place Beyond the Pines” reads a brief disclaimer: “The characters and incidents portrayed are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character or history of any person living or dead is entirely coincidental and unintentional.” But there’s no denying at least one uncanny parallel included in the narrative: The troubled history of the Schenectady Police Department during the late 1990s. Though Derek Cianfrance’s film portrays the ...

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