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Capital Region News
2:59 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Upstate DA Likes 'Free College For Convicts'

Albany County DA David Soares tells the Albany Times Union he backs Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recently announced plan to fund college degree programs for prisoners.

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New York News
1:24 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Upstate D.A. To Speak At International Conference

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

The Albany County District Attorney has a speaking engagement this week... in Africa.

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Capital Region News
12:40 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Anti-Gun Violence Dialog Ratchets Up In Albany

Community advocate Marlon Anderson.
Credit WAMC composite image by Dave Lucas

December has been marred by episodes of gun violence in New York's capital city. Albany continues its struggle to "take back the streets" following a series of shootings including three gun-related murders since December 5th.

Despite leaders’ best efforts to get guns out of circulation, they continue to proliferate.

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Capital Region News
4:59 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Press Conference Divides Community Leaders

Pastor Charlie Muller
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

What was intended to be a press conference about a report on African Americans and community policing turned racially divisive as it morphed into a forum of heavy criticism of the Albany County District Attorney.

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Capital Region News
3:46 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

#Occupy Albany Hits The Courts Friday

Credit Courtesy Occupy Albany

Occupy Albany comes out of hibernation tomorrow - the group is urging citizens to “come out to show support at two separate hearings for activists who were arrested locally for engaging in civil disobedience in furtherance of social justice."

Occupy Albany has been monitoring the legal battle that has County District Attorney David Soares at odds with City Court Judge William Carter.  Attorneys for both officials are scheduled to appear in state Supreme Court Friday morning before acting State Supreme Court Justice Richard Platkin.

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New York News
12:10 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Blueprint Report Addresses NY Drug Policy

A new report offers recommendations that its authors believe could make New York a national model by shifting drug policy from a criminalization-based to a public health-based approach.

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New York News
10:51 am
Wed April 17, 2013

David Soares critical of funding aspect of corruption reform plan

Following a pair of ethics scandals that have gripped Albany, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing his plans for ending government corruption. Part of Cuomo’s reform package includes ending the practice of cross-endorsing candidates, but Albany County District Attorney David Soares says passing laws without funding to fight corruption won’t work.

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10:30 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

The Capitol Connection #1307

David Soares

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Albany County District Attorney David Soares, a Democrat now serving his third term. They discuss gun reforms, public corruption, and drugs.

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New York News
4:26 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Albany County D.A. Soares weighs in on guns, Mayor Jennings

David Soares

Albany County District Attorney David Soares is the guest on WAMC's Capitol Connection program this week. He spoke with WAMC's Alan Chartock about several issues, including guns and the murky Albany mayoral race.

Soares says he supports firearm reforms that would require universal background checks and mandatory registration when large amounts of ammunition are purchased online. Soares, a Democrat recently reelected to a third term, says he believes the National Rifle Association is attempting to mislead the American people during a critical time in the national debate.

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