Tonight the Skidmore College Republicans and College Democrats are holding a candidate forum from 7 to 9 p.m.
in the Spa in Case Center. All of the city candidates will attend and
give a three-minute speech. After, the students and public will have
the chance to talk with the individual candidates.
All are welcome.
the forum, the Committee for Justice for Darryl will hand out
information flyers demanding an independent investigation regarding the Aug. 31 police pursuit
that left 21-year-old Mount in a coma from which he has not awoken.
According to a press release sent out by local blogger
and rabble-rouser John Tighe, the fliers will target the current Public
Safety Commissioner Christian Mathiesen, who has insisted there is no
need for an outside investigation.
Here's a segment from the press release:
pledge as a group and individually to keep the handing out of flyers
low key and non- accusatory, we will not impede traffic either by
motorist and or pedestrians. We believe that this is a public meeting
and governed by the New York State open meeting laws. We are expressing
our first amendment rights in a respectful, nondisruptive and peaceful
Please join us and demand a real change from the police and public officials.
The Committee for Justice for Darryl
I will probably pop by and snap a few photos tonight.
In other news, there were some very interesting statements made during
the public comment period at the City Council meeting last Tuesday that
The Saratogian will be digging into shortly. Several people spoke about
unsavory encounters with city police, including violence and racism.
If you want to hear and see what they said first-hand, go here and click on the second webcast from the top which starts at 7 p.m.