Cuomo, Occupy Showdown Possible Over Park Curfew

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — There could be a showdown this weekend between Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration and Occupy demonstrators camped in an Albany park.

Some of the protesters in the city’s Academy Park say they may challenge Cuomo’s promise to have troopers arrest anyone who violates an 11 p.m. curfew in the adjacent, state-owned Lafayette Park.

City officials have allowed the round-the-clock protest and Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares has said he won’t prosecute “peaceful protesters” for curfew violations.

But Cuomo has insisted they stay off the state land next to the Capitol building after hours.

Protesters said Friday they might to test that ban Saturday night.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • fecal_heroes

    Liberal, Neo-conservative useful idiots and critics of Assembly, and frankly haters of truth and freedom, exist by feeding on the entrepreneurial, middle class.
    Which explains why the nation’s prayers are with the millions being victimized by selfsame Zionist apparachiks of the Fed, IMF and World Bank. And with the Anonymous brigade.
    For they know, the bad children and parasites who are proletariat will never admonish the Crony Capitalism feeding their addictions and narcissism. A special interest needful and earnest of all the hearty, steamy excrement patriots can provide. Sh!t and p!ss on, noble flea-baggers!

  • Andrew Nutra

    Spread the word: All Occupy movement should be referred to as “Thunderdome” like “Thunderdome: NYC.” OWS people watched a corporate made movie “Vendetta” and have been inspired to use the Guy Fawkes mask. Imagine that OWS being inspired by a corporation. Well, in “Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome” the characters are made up of freaks who harvest pig crap for methane for a living.

  • Andrew Nutra

    I want to set up an “Attention Booth.” I’ll charge each OWS member $5 per 15 minute session. Tell me about your problems. Awww your liberal arts degree not doing anything for you in this down economy? You should have majored in IT or something in healthcare! POOR BABY!!! Do you want to drum some more? Bad bankers!! Bad bankers!! No no need to look for a job. Your drums made out of unicorn testicles when played will make everything better. Let’s bring in the soothing voice of Joan Baez. This is all about you!

  • Occupy Mars

    Resistance is futile.

  • the warden

    When will any politician get some backbone and evict these malcontents from public parks. They have no consideration for those businesses around the parks and have no idea about any “cause” that they demonstrate for. Their movement has become more of a power contest between local politicians and the organizers ad does nothing more than disrupt the lives of hard working individuals that have no protection from lazy officials that just want to “make them go away”. Just look at what Bloomers has done in NYC.

  • The Realist

    By allowing the protesters to stay after hours, the Albany city officials have actually REVOKED the curfew and can never legally enforce it without first re-enacting it.

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