Tonight my first radio segment for Hudson Mohawk Magazine aired on WOOC 105.3 FM in Troy, NY. To provide some context on the public hearing, maybe I’ll just post the lead in script I provided for the hosts.
At Wednesday night’s Public Forum at the County Legislature, Troy residents Nora McDowell and Alexander Ferrer (FER-ERR) spoke out against the proposed 287(g) funding application that Sheriff Patrick Russo has sought from the Department of Homeland Security. Under the arrangement, Rensselaer County would be the first in New York State to collaborate with federal ICE agents. After the forum, WOOC reporter Dan Phiffer (FIE-FUR) spoke to County Legislator Peter Grimm.
You can also read more on no287g.com, a small website I created for the (cancelled) protest.
Three things coming up later this week in NYC:
- I’m gonna be speaking at an event at NYU on Thursday afternoon: Tactical Tech in NYC: Alternative Networks and Practical Privacy
- Then I’m planning to go to this Zeynep Tufekci conversation afterward: Civic Hall Presents: The Tech and Power Series
- On Friday morning, around 8:30am, I’ll be at Academy Restaurant (near BAM) for GeoBreakfast.