By Brad Friedman on 10/24/2011 1:36pm
Albany & NY State Police Defy Governor, Mayor; Refuse to Arrest OWS Demonstrators
ALSO: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel also chooses ‘law’ over Constitution, ‘approves’ arrest of hundreds of peaceful Occupiers…
Now this is more like it. As described by RAW STORY…
Occupy Albany protesters in New York’s capital city received an unexpected ally over the week: The state and local authorities.
According to the Albany Times Union, New York state troopers and Albany police did not adhere to a curfew crackdown on protesters urged by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and Albany mayor Gerald Jennings.
Mass arrests seemed to be in the cards once Jennings directed officers to enforce the curfew on roughly 700 protesters occupying the city owned park.
With protesters acting peacefully, local and state police agreed that low level arrests could cause a riot, so they decided instead to defy Cuomo and Jennings.
What part of the Constitutional First Amendment “right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances,” do so many of the other cops across the nation not yet understand?