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.
“We don’t have those resources, and these people were not causing trouble,” a state official said. “The bottom line is the police know policing, not the governor and not the mayor.”
On Sunday, October 23, 2011, the law enforcement officers of Albany, New York, made a startling decision to IGNORE the requests of their mayor and governor.
Finally, sanity prevails.
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