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The stances taken by local law enforcement toward Taser use place the Taser on the same level as pepper spray within the “use-of-force continuum.”

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A petition has been started, on a closed Facebook page, to fire Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Philip Milano.

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A recent traffic stop gone awry, resulting in the driver being subdued with a Taser gun, led us to ask Melanie Trimble, director of the Capital Region Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union, about a motorist’s rights when stopped by police.

A Facebook video of a New Scotland traffic stop, shown by local television news shows and picked up by the liberal activist news service Alternet.org with the headline, “Cop can’t wait for his backup to arrive so he could needlessly tase a nonviolent man,” has raised questions about the danger of traffic stops for officers and about th

Guilderland police officers and school officials are reminding drivers to be careful around school buses with flashing lights, or face high fines and penalties.

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WESTERLO — After flipping his pickup truck in a residential driveway on Route 403, Thor M. Church ran from police and then knocked on a home’s door to get a ride before being arrested on March 26, according to the Albany County Sheriff’s Office.

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Deborah Busch, who represents a portion of the Hilltowns, said the experience demonstrated to her government failure, and malice and changed her views on the death penalty.

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The public got a look at how to preempt risk, with simulated impairment goggles and talks with safety experts at the Traffic Safety Awareness event at Crossgates Mall in Guilderland last weekend.

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The mother of an autistic child who drowned is convinced a registry like the one Guilderland Police now offer could have saved his life.A local mother of an autistic child spurred the registry here.

"Chuck has the honest face and innocent look," said Senior Investigator Thomas Funk of his colleague, Charles Tanner III. "I’m a bigger guy — more intimidating.” The two work well together, and Funk was pleased that Tanner was recently recognized with an award from the district attorney.

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