OWS Activist Cecily McMillan Gets 90 Days and Probation for Assaulting Cop

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FoolHardyMama
FoolHardyMama

So I'm wondering... who has the kind of free time to mess around with the cops, lawyers, judges, the legal system etc for 4 years... who can just lollygag away the time hanging about in court... who has that luxury? Who can refuse a plea deal so that they "aren't admitting to violence" even though they admit to that violence? Who has that kind of money?

What kind of lawyer has the money and time to donate 4 years of legal services to someone over a such a thing?

From my meager existence, they sound like the very one-percenters I was protesting about during OWS! What a farce!

Martydaperv
Martydaperv

Free titty squeeze! I hope he gave a little on her nip!

Martydaperv
Martydaperv

Free titty squeeze! I hope he gave a little tug on her nip!

AnneSimpson
AnneSimpson

I'm glad she'll serve some time before they find a liberal judge to let her go. She should be horse whipped.

SEEYA
SEEYA

I signed the change. org petition. Think the judges decision was terrible. 90 days PRISON time in Rikers, 5 years probation and a felony record for life for some young girl that had no previous record is absurd. I hope this case is overturned on appeal and she is given "time served".

akmiller2
akmiller2

"OWS Activist Cecily McMillan Gets 90 Days and Probation for Assaulting Cop"


This headline is factually incorrect; it should read: "OWS Activist Cecily McMillan Gets 90 Days and Probation for Being Assaulted by Cop." Can't believe the editors didn't catch that.

Charlie
Charlie

@AnneSimpson People like you, who think that the law should only apply to people that they agree with, are what are destroying this nation.  "I dont like this person so they should get no due process, no rights, and should be executed without a trial."  It sounds incredibly stupid and shows just how childish and hypocritical you are.  Also just because a judge applies the law as written, that does not make them "liberal"  just impartial.  Everything you dont like is automatically "liberal" despite the fact that I would suspect that you do not know what this actually means.  You are a waste of flesh.

pLuva
pLuva

I grew up with Cecily. I was shocked when I read she was in trouble because I always though she was retarded. Do they put retards in prison in NY?

craigvan
craigvan

@Charlie 

She did get due process.  The sexual assault defense didn't work because it was a lie.

akmiller2
akmiller2

@grnber @akmiller2 I'm sorry but I'm not sure which part of the "growing up" process involves supporting throwing people in prison for being the victim of police brutality. Or are you confusing "growing up" with "getting a lobotomy"? 

akmiller2
akmiller2

@craigvan @akmiller2 The grainy videos certainly do show the cops' sadistic approach to crowd control(which is why the defense was prohibited from showing it) and their willingness to allow Cecily to die on the ground rather than allow her medical attention.

And the grainy, out-of-focus video doesn't show what happened prior to the incident AT ALL; it doesn't corroborate the prosecution's claim that the cop(who has a long history of assaulting protestors without provocation, including assaults that very same night) identified himself and tried to move Cecily any more than it corroborates Cecily's (far more believable) claim that he assaulted her first without identifying himself. In other words, the video only shows what both sides already agreed on. It doesn't contradict the defense's claims in the least.

craigvan
craigvan

@akmiller2 

Nowhere on the videos of this incident does it show her being sexually assaulted.  Repeating a lie doesn't make it true.  It just gets other stupid people to repeat it also. 


akmiller2
akmiller2

@grnber @akmiller2 McMillan was put before a kangaroo court and was denied justice. She wasn't allowed to show video or bring up the assaulting officer's long history of violence and lying. On the other hand, the prosecutors had free reign to smear her as they pleased and to selectively edit the tape. The officer was brutally attacking protestors, he was plain-clothed and not a single shred of evidence has been presented that contradicts McMillan's testimony.

You can shill for violent thugs all you want, but don't try to call yourself a grown up because you cheer a nonviolent protestor being imprisoned for reacting to a sexual assault.

In conclusion: eat shit and die.

grnber
grnber

@akmiller2 @grnber  "Grow up" as in "to grow toward or arrive at full stature or physical or mental maturity <growing up intellectually, socially, and physically> - Merriam-Webster.  Ms. McMillan was arrested, indicted, given counsel, tried, sentenced, and afforded an opportunity to appeal in accordance with the laws of New York, one of the Bluest states in America.   In other words, "move on," ak.

grnber
grnber

@akmiller2 @grnber  "Grow up:" Merriam-Webster defines it as "to grow toward or arrive at full stature or physical or mental maturity."  In other words, ak, "move on."  The fact that there is police brutality in the world doesn't deflect the seriousness of Ms. McMillan's assault on a police officer in the performance of his/her duty.  And, as evidenced by the trial and her own statements and actions, Ms. McMillan is a liar who has has no credibility, and is in need of psychological help.  This is whom you hold in high esteem?  Sadly, I have to say that the once noble progressive liberals do.

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