Governor Andrew Cuomo failed to get aid in shutting down the Albany version of Occupy Wall Street – NYPOST.com

24 Oct

About 200 mainly young, hippie-like demonstrators “occupied’’ Albany’s Academy Park across from the Capitol on Friday night, pitching some 30 tents, claiming solidarity with Zuccotti Park protesters, and chanting for, among other things, higher taxes on the wealthy.

Cuomo, fearful the action could spark a larger protest that would carry over and potentially disrupt the next legislative session — where his continued opposition to a “millionaire’s tax’’ will be highly controversial — demanded that Mayor Jerry Jennings, a longtime friend, enforce a city ordinance closing parks at 11 p.m. … ” we had allowed this before . . . and my counsel said we’d be opening ourselves up to civil liability if we forced them out,’’ Jennings told The Post. But there was another reason as well, he conceded.

Albany’s leftist-oriented and highly political district attorney, David Soares, told city officials he wouldn’t prosecute demonstrators who were arrested by Albany police.

via Governor Andrew Cuomo failed to get aid in shutting down the Albany version of Occupy Wall Street – NYPOST.com.

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