Hundreds attend “Back the Blue” rally in Albany to support law enforcement

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Hundreds attended a “Back the Blue” rally at the State Capitol on Saturday.

The overarching message shared by speakers at the podium, which included Assemblyman Chris Tague, Senator Daphne Jordan, and Assemblyman Jake Ashby was that police should be uplifted and supported for what they do for their communities every day.

“It’s a difficult job to put a badge on, and the gun, and not really know what you’re going to encounter that day,” Albany County Legislator Mark Grimm told News10, “and the hope is, you just want to get back to your family safely, and that’s what most police are about.”

14-year-old Cassie Clovis was at the rally with her mother, and wants people to understand that not all police officers have bad intentions.

“I believe that some people think that if one person does something really wrong that everyone does something wrong,” Clovis told News10, “police see stuff that you wouldn’t want to see, and they work so hard.”

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