Activist Cecily McMillan Found Guilty of Assaulting Police Officer
Posted on May 5, 2014
The Occupy Wall Street organizer, whom Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges profiled last month, was convicted Monday on charges of “assaulting” an NYPD officer who grabbed her breast as he removed her from a protest. She faces up to seven years in prison.
McMillan was removed from the court immediately after the verdict and taken to Rikers Island, where she will be jailed for the time being.
The Guardian reports:
Writer Shawn Carrié described the courtroom scene that followed the decision:
Artist and Vice columnist Molly Crabapple tweeted shortly after the verdict:
Read more here.
—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.
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