Rensselaer, NY, Nov 29, 2011 — Protesters at the Occupy Albany encampment say they will no longer provoke nightly arrests by the New York State police. But they say they'll continue to focus on state policy issues, like their opposition to the expiration of a tax on millionaires, set to expire at the end of the year. In Albany, Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Occupy Albany protestor in early November. Photo: Karen DeWitt
Rensselaer, NY, Nov 16, 2011 — New York's police commissioner Tuesday defended how officers handled themselves in the mass eviction early that morning, from the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park.
Ray Kelly says the police arrested about 200 people in the sweep, including dozens who tried to resist eviction by linking arms in a tight circle at the center of the park. Arrests also included one city councilman and several journalists.
Meanwhile, a new poll finds many New Yorkers are supportive of the Occupy movement, and a majority believe that they should be allowed to remain in the parks 24 hours a day. Go to full article
Rensselaer, NY, Nov 01, 2011 — Weekend snow has not deterred protesters at Occupy Albany, a growing encampment across the street from the State Capitol. The demonstrators are firing up newly-acquired outdoor heaters and planning more actions, including future protests against the expiration of a millionaires tax and the possibility of state worker layoffs. Karen DeWitt paid a visit to the encampment and has this report. Go to full article
Albany protestor Joe Lombardo. Photo: Karen DeWitt
Rensselaer, NY, Oct 28, 2011 — Around 75 protesters from the Occupy movement chanted and demonstrated inside the State Capitol Thursday. They called Governor Cuomo "Governor 1 percent," and demanded he agree to extend an income tax surcharge on millionaires. Karen DeWitt was there. Go to full article
Rensselaer, NY, Oct 25, 2011 — The Occupy Wall Street protesters camped out in Albany plan a rally supporting the state's "millionaire tax," as some organizers lash out at Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Media reports say Cuomo wanted state police to enforce a curfew that would have driven the demonstrators out of the park Friday. But Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings, a fellow Democrat, instead allowed demonstrators to stay. There was no comment from Cuomo or Jennings yesterday.
The protesters are camped out across the street from the State Capitol. Yesterday they told Karen DeWitt they have no intention of leaving anytime soon. Go to full article
Rensselaer, NY, Oct 25, 2011 — Carl McCall, the newly appointed Chair of the State University of New York Board of Trustees, is no stranger to New York politics and policy making. He spoke with Albany reporter Karen DeWitt about his goals for SUNY, the Occupy Wall Street, and now, the Occupy Albany movement. Go to full article