Occupy activist beaten, arrested by NYPD faces 7 years in prison

Let’s see if the Jury is a blind dragon.

WORLD NEWS

Screenshot from YouTube user Zach Roberts

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…

View original post 421 more words

Advertisements

About Take The Gate

A web based blog about Ohio and intelligence gathering tool for the spread of aletheia, logos, and, sophia (truth, reason, and wisdom). Looking through the glass darkly.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s