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July 10, 2013

Picketers allege double standard


Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Huston said he'd like to see the city offer some summer park programs, noting there's nothing for urban youths to do in the summer.

He added that if there's a group of three or more young black people walking together, they get stopped by the police.

Tucker suggested that Huston is using old arguments.

"When you have to go back several years to find an issue, you must not really have anything to complain about," Tucker said. "I'm not going to get into a debate with Steve. No matter what I say, Steve's not going to agree."

Huston said he's not trying to obtain personal gain from the demonstrations. He said he'd like to see the African-American community make in-roads with City Hall.

"This is for our kids and grandkids," said Huston. "The way things are going, they'll have nothing."

Huston said the group plans to demonstrate outside city hall twice a week, adding he expects Wednesday will be a regular picket day.

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