Monday, June 13, 2011

6/2/11 Daily News:Perkins, Rivera arrested for stronger rent laws

Perkins, Rivera arrested in protest over Rent Regulations.

State Sen. Bill Perkins (D-Harlem) and Bronx Assemblyman Jose Rivera were among the dozen protestors just arrested for blocking the entranceway to Gov.'s Office in a protest over rent regualtions.
Perkins, Rivera and the others were taken away by state troopers and charged with disorderly conduct, said Lt. Anthony Oliver.
The protest, which featured about 200 protestors chanting "Stronger rent Laws Now, renewal's not enough" started in the War Room, adjacent to Cuomo's second floor office in the Capitol. After comments by Rivera, and Perkins and a few others, the group headed to Cuomo's door.
State Sen. Adriano Espaillat was on hand for the start of the event but departed before people started getting arrested.
About 30 uniformed state troopers kept watch over the fracas .
Watch here.