Let’s see if the Jury is a blind dragon.
The trial in the case against a 23-year-old activist accused of assaulting a police officer during an Occupy Wall Street demonstration in New York City nearly two years ago finally got underway Monday afternoon in Manhattan.
Prosecutors say Cecily McMillan assaulted a member of the New York Police Department –a felony, during a March 17, 2012 event in NYC that commemorated the six-month anniversary of the OWS protest movement.
McMillan’s supporters say the NYPD should be the ones on trial, however, and that the activist could have died while being detained.
During the course of McMillan’s arrest that spring, she sustained a violent beating that resulted in bruised ribs and cuts across her body. When she appeared on Democracy Now! Days after the incident, she sported bruises above her breast and on both arms and elbows. Most significant, however, was a seizure she…
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