County Exec. Steve McLaughlin claims ‘paid agitators’ were in Troy

In an interview with radio reporter Darrell Camp, Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin, without evidence, alleged that protesters outside Mayor Patrick Madden’s residence on Thursday were compensated for their actions.

McLaughlin characterized members of the crowd to TALK 1300 as …

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Fmr. DA Joel Abelove cleared on perjury, shooting probe corruption

“Fuck this shit,” Amani Olugbala, an activist with Troy 4 Black Lives, enraged by the results of a trial more than four years in the making are taking to the streets.

Former Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove has been …

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Lukee Forbes won’t take court offer in Albany obstruction case

Regional social justice dynamo Lukee Forbes isn’t ready to settle on a court deal yet.

Albany Court Judge John Reilly on Thursday offered to reduce Forbes’ charge of obstructing governmental administration, which had been filed after the 26-year-old activist scolded …

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GALLERY: Protesters await Joe Abelove verdict in perjury, cover-up case

Vehicles honked at a cluster of protesters, waiting for outside Rensselaer County Courthouse for word on the fate of a former District Attorney accused of lying and covering up evidence in the investigation of an infamous police shooting investigation in …

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Troy 11-year-old wanted to ‘save the city’ months before his killing

Seventy-six days before Ayshawn Davis was fatally shot, the 11-year-old boy stood against violence and hatred outside an alt-right Lansingburgh church.

At a June 29 event, Davis was captivated by Albany organizer Lukee Forbes’ sweater which read “Save the City” …

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Rensselaer County’s brand of ‘annoyance law’ riles BLM activists

Community activists are outraged by a new law passed 17-2 by the Rensselaer County Legislature on Tuesday that was “designed to provide additional protections to first responders as they perform their duties.”

The law declares it a violation to be …

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Federal lawsuit over denial, arrest, alleged brutality at Troy police station latent in the pipeline

A desk sergeant’s allegedly delinquent and brutal response to a 25-year-old activist at Troy Police Central Station could spell a litigation fight ahead. 

Defense Attorney Matt Toporowski has requested Troy police to preserve all email chains, text messages, video camera …

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Digital archive afoot to chronicle media fallout of Edson Thevenin case

A group of Troy activists seek to challenge the City of Troy’s telling of a police killing four years ago by cataloging media reports from the case on one website. 

Launched in July, JusticeForEdson.com includes a timeline of news stories …

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