Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan: Guilty of Assaulting NYPD Officer

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RT.com | May 5 2014

An Occupy Wall Street demonstrator was found guilty of second-degree assault Monday in Manhattan following a months-long trial concerning a 2012 altercation she had with the New York Police Department.

Cecily McMillan, 25, now stands to face as much as seven years in prison behind bars as a result of Monday afternoon’s conviction.

As RT reported earlier this year, McMillan was participating in an OWS demonstration in New York City during the spring of 2012 when she was manhandled by the NYPD while being detained, and received multiples cuts and bruised ribs as a result. While handcuffed, McMillan — then 23 — suffered from a seizure for upwards of seven minutes before reportedly fainting.

According to police, moments earlier McMillan elbowed an officer in the face. She was soon hauled off in an ambulance, and eventually charged with a felony for allegedly injuring NYPD Officer Grantley Bovell. She insisted, however, that Bovell had grabbed her breast from behind, and the elbow she threw was not an attempt to assault a cop, but rather a reflexive response to the unwanted grope. Documents were shown in court of Bovell sporting a black eye after the incident.

Assistant District Attorney Erin Choi, the lead prosecutor in the case, testified during the trial that McMillan’s claims were “heinous,” the Village Voice reported, and that the woman “might as well have said that aliens came that night and assaulted her.”

It is time for the defendant to answer for her own criminal actions,” Choi said during closing arguments on Friday, according to Joe Swaine at the Guardian. “Our founding fathers did not create a right to free assembly so people could commit crimes and hide behind their right to protest. This is a sacred right that should be preserved and protected.”

After a weekend-long break, on Monday afternoon McMillan was pronounced guilty after lunch. Next she is expected to be transferred to an area women’s prison ahead of her sentencing.

Shame!” protesters yelled out after the verdict was announced, Swaine reported from the courthouse on Monday. No fewer than two people were removed from the courtroom by the police after refusing to leave, Swaine said.

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  1. teresajoy@rocketmail.com' bumpercrop says:

    It is interesting to note that the prosecuting attorney against the brave and courageous Cecily McMillan, were two women. Erin Choi, and her assistant, Sandra Strain. This was not coincidence. The cabal wants to degrade and humiliate the feminine at every opportunity. Using females to prosecute females is manipulative and another example of attempts of social engineering by the cabal. In the past, I have always refused to use such words as evil, but no more.
    I recognize now that there are archons amongst us. No more turning the other cheek. Evil needs to be called out for what it is. Cecily deserves as much love and appreciation as possible. And Erin Choi and Sandra Strain are traitors to Earth Mother Gaea and Sophia herself, and all those who stand for truth, love and wisdom.

  2. forrestqueen@netzero.net' Queen says:

    To bad Cecily didn’t walk into the Administration Room, labeled court, with her ALL CAPS NAME, government created birth certificate – as that is all that’s being charged – the STRAWMAN. Attorneys are the scum of the planet. The colonists searched the ships for the vermin and coralled them in Maryland for about a year -they didn’t want them to fester and escape onto the American soil. She needs to sue for Malicious Prosecution. Who gave these evil Persons (not people) permission to use the NAME commercially? Call the Sec. of State and ask if the NAME is licensed to do business.

    WAKE UP PEOPLE!!

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