He’s a ‘law and order’ candidate: Jamaica Miles on Angelo Santabarbara

Jamaica Miles, a leader with Schenectady racial justice organization All of Us, is at odds with Democratic Assemblymember Angelo Santabarbara (D-111) for touting a law enforcement union’s support on social media.

In an announcement on Facebook earlier in September, he …

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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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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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‘In the dark’: Troy activists urge streetlight triage to deter crime, anxiety

Shadows blanket a crumbling basketball court and a stretch of weeds littered with broken glass and hypodermic needles on Cragin Avenue. Not much farther, two lights, each with mustard luminescence, paint the front siding of three houses while the sound …

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Troy cop allegedly denies complaint form, assaults activist

After refusing to provide a complaint form, an officer allegedly assaulted and arrested community organizer Keni Zeoli at the Police Precinct in Downtown Troy around 9 a.m.

The 25-year-old was transported to Albany Medical Center after being processed and arraigned …

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Tiny lot with Amish-made shed in West Hill a tool against redlining scars

An outspoken Albany restaurant owner wants to help at least 10 West Hill and Arbor Hill neighborhood residents purchase property by the end of this year.

Kizzy Williams expects to reach that goal by providing homeownership, lending, credit, and savings …

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