Protestors demand answers in police involved shooting, Albany attack labeled hate crime, 1st day for new APD chief, it's hot

Protestors seek answers in police-involved shooting
Nearly 100 community members and family members of Ellazar Williams, the man who was paralyzed after being shot by Albany police detectives last month, protested Tuesday night to demand answers in the shooting. [TU]

Video shows June shooting
Footage from a surveillance camera in front of Equan Fallen's Livingston Avenue home shows two men shooting Fallen to death in front of his door. [TU]

Albany attack labeled hate crime charge
Albany investigators believe an attack in the city over the weekend was a hate crime. Police say a man repeatedly stabbed a person and stomped on his head because the victim was homosexual. APD says the arrested man is also believed to be mentally ill. [WNYT][TU][Spectrum]

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APD Chief
Today is the first day on the job for new Albany police chief Eric Hawkins. [Spectrum]

SWAT training site
A former warehouse in Colonie is slated to become a SWAT training facility for town police. [TU]

Gubernatiorial election
+ Andrew Cuomo talked with the Times Union about economic development projects, ethics, Todd Howe and more. [TU]
+ The New York Times has granted a less-than-full-throated endorsement of Andrew Cuomo in the upcoming gubernatorial race. [NYT]
+ Cynthia Nixon continues to tout her status as a political outsider. [Politico]

Chuck Schumer
Chuck Schumer's strategic role in Tuesday's Brett Kavanaugh hearings.[TU]

Student population drops
New York's student population is dropping and school enrollment is expected to be at its lowest since the early 1970s. [TU]

Stratton VA Medical Center
A Stratton VA Medical Center surgeon is alleged to have misrepresented surgical outcomes for three cancer patients who eventually needed additional tumor operations. [TU]

Dairy farmers
On Tuesday Kirsten Gillibrand said any renegotiation of US/Canadian trade agreements should include increased access to the Canadian market for NY dairy farmers. [TU]

Scharfenberger calls Euchartistic Congress
In the wake of the sex abuse scandals facing the Catholic Church, Bishop Edward Scharfenberger is calling the first Eucharistic Conference in the Albany Diocese in 80 years, requesting all priests in the diocese together at the Auriesville Shrine later this month to renew their vows.[TU]

West Hill market
An Albany resident's plan for a market to provide access to fresh fruit and veggies in the city's West Hill neighborhood. The business got funding via the city's Small Business Facade Improvement Program. [TU][Spectrum]

Rensselaer to Penn
Amtrak trains are running to Penn Station again following the completion of construction on the Empire Connection. [TU]

It's hot
Record heat is expected in the Capital Region today with temperatures reaching 90 to 100 degrees. [TU]

Stuff going on today

Bibbe Hansen
Wednesday: The Creative Life series at UAlbany will have Bibbe Hansen -- "pop cultural icon, performance artist, musician, and actress known for her work with Andy Warhol" -- talking on stage with WAMC's Joe Donahue. Wednesday 7 pm, University Art Museum -- free

Startup Tech Valley
Wednesday: The Startup Tech Valley series kicks off a new season with short presentations from four startup projects at Revolution Hall in Troy, including a marketplace for students, an IT company, a coworking space, and a drone/agriculture startup. Wednesday 5:30 pm -- free (registration required)

Music: Hamell on Trial at The Low Beat
Back for a September residency. 7 pm


Could the answer that the protesters are looking for possibly be that it's not a good idea to menace shopkeepers with weapons?

@Herbert What? How could personal responsibility ever possibly be the answer to their questions? That's lunacy!

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