Chris Bowser from the Department of Environmental Conservation shows Kai, Ellie, and Jim an American eel found in the Poesten Kill. The DEC are collecting data on the current population of American eels to compare to future populations because they predict the Poesten Kill will become a central ecosystem for the eels.
Mark Mishler, Dahmeek McDonald's attorney, speaks at a rally and demonstration organized by Justice for Dahmeek in front of Troy City Courthouse protesting the decision by the grand jury not the indite Officer Jarrod Iler on July 18, 2018 in Troy, NY. McDonald, who was unarmed, was shot and injured by Officer Iller of the Troy police department in 2017 while being arrested for violation of parole. "When the police officer is the target of an investigation, the playbook changes...But it doesn't have to be that way. Officer Iller should have been charged, there was an ample basis to charge him... and the city of Troy and the Troy police department have again been given a free pass" Mishler says.