but you can't choose your family.
Yesterday, the Times Union and the Register-Star reported on the arrest and arraignment of six people allegedly involved in a drug trafficking ring in Columbia County. Among the suspects was Duhamel Johnson, identified by the Times Union as one of the two leaders of the ring and identified by the Register-Star as the brother of Mayor Kamal Johnson. The Register-Star went on to report:
Kamal Johnson declined to comment on his brother's arrest, but had this to say.
"Why? He is an adult. Do you contact every person who was arrested and ask their siblings for a statement?" Kamal Johnson said.
In response to that, one might point out that not everyone who is arrested is related to an elected official.
Johnson is not the first elected official in Hudson to have siblings who have had run-ins with the law. Last December, two of Alderman Calvin Lewis's brothers were arrested in raids that resulted in the discovery of illegal drugs and eight illegal handguns. Asked by a Register-Star reporter to comment, Lewis criticized the manner in which the raids had been carried out.
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