ALBANY — Seven dozen protesters arrested over the course of Occupy Wall Street’s Albany’s two-month downtown encampment are officially off the hook.
City Court Judge Thomas K. Keefe has formally dismissed more than 100 charges that were still technically pending against the protesters — long after District Attorney David Soares’ office announced that it would not prosecute protesters arrested for nonviolent offenses that did not involve property damage while exercising their free speech rights.
Citing Soares’ refusal to prosecute, Keefe wrote in a brief decision that he had no other choice — making official what had been all but a foregone conclusion.
“Absent a clear abuse of discretion, which is not indicated here, this court’s only recourse is to dismiss,” the judge wrote.
Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Judge-drops
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According to ProPublica.org : The entertainment industry made $5,579,819 in contributions to US Senators, with an average contribution of $55,798. The $88,900 I took from them is $33,102 more than the average senator.
(there are some suggested tweets below too!)
Hi. My name is Al Franken. I am a Senator from Minnesota. A proposed bill in the Senate, PIPA, threatens to treat the concept of free speech in much the same way that totalitarian regimes in China, Iran and North Korea do. This bill is why so many internet sites have ‘gone black’ in protest. It was written for lobbyists to place corporate greed over the fundamental freedoms our nation was founded on, and I support it.
Read more: http://www.buythevote.org/projects/SopaPipa/congress
Occupy Wall Street: From his days at Saturday Night Live, this story makes me so sad. Why Al? WHY?!!
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