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For more than two years, lawyers for Mayor Byron W. Brown and the police department fought The Buffalo News' attempts to obtain the video through New York's Freedom of Information Law.

For more than two years, lawyers for Mayor Byron W. Brown and the police department fought The Buffalo News' attempts to obtain the video through New York's Freedom of Information Law.

Punxsutawney Phil is probably snoozing peacefully, having gone back to hibernating after all the silly human saps staged this annual folklore ritual b… 




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