TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Rensselaer County Legislature voted down a resolution Tuesday night that was in support of the Black Lives Matter movement by a vote of 16 to 3.
The resolution highlighted several goals like ending police brutality and excessive force. It also calls for prompt advocacy from members of every level of government.
It was amended after objections from law enforcement, who said the language in the original resolution painted all law enforcement with a broad brush.
“It was one of the most divisive, hateful pieces of legislation I have seen,” Rensselaer County Sheriff Patrick Russo said. “I’m glad it changed. We still have a lot of work to do. What we have to do get together to work out solutions instead of pushing forward hate filled resolutions.”
- 3 COVID cases confirmed in the Ichabod Crane Central School District
- ‘Whispering Bones’ ghost stories to benefit the Regional Food Bank
- COVID case confirmed at Giffen Memorial Elementary School
- Happy National Candy Corn Day!
- What you may not know about (not so) secret code names