Saratoga Springs Police Make Arrests Growing Out of July 14 Demonstrations and Events At City Hall

Multiple arrests were made today (September 7, 2021) of persons associated with the local Black Lives Matter group. I do not have the details but I have confirmation that Lexis Figuereo was among those arrested.

Some of the arrests occurred earlier today and some this evening at an entrance to City Hall. In the video above an unnamed woman is arrested at the Lake Avenue entrance to City Hall.

I expect to have more details tomorrow.

3 thoughts on “Saratoga Springs Police Make Arrests Growing Out of July 14 Demonstrations and Events At City Hall”

  1. I’ve seen many Caucasian kids blocking traffic. How many have been arrested. And why didn’t police arrest these people on July 14th instead of two months later?

    On Tue, Sep 7, 2021, 7:30 PM Saratoga Springs Politics wrote:

    > John Kaufmann posted: ” https://youtu.be/xlR5GC67tD8 Multiple arrests > were made today (September 7, 2021) of persons associated with the local > Black Lives Matter group. I do not have the details but I have confirmation > that Lexis Figuereo was among those arrested. ” >

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    1. John Ellisl-
      The police have been arresting White protesters as well. As mentioned in an earlier comment, all 5 of the protesters arrested on July 30, 2020, were White as were 2 of the 5 arrested on July 14. Additional protesters who have recently been turning themselves in have also been White.
      As to why all recent arrests were not done on July 14th my understanding is that many of these were related of a complaint later made by one of the people whose car was surrounded and held on Broadway in spite of his informing the demonstrators of medical needs. As Lew Benton pointed out in his piece, this then would have involved the county DA’s office and the city court in issuing warrants and moving these cases forward all of which takes time. Note that some of the arrests made in connection with violent incidents on Caroline Street also took a good deal of time before arrests were made. Some of the protest arrests were also made after police reviewed social media postings made by the demonstrators themselves showing them committing illegal acts. The police cannot be everywhere and see everything so this additional evidence also took time to find and review.

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