At long last, some justice for all the people who were brutalized at the #OWS protests:
A trial that had become a rallying point for many Occupy Wall Street activists ended on Monday with a jury finding a protester guilty of assaulting a police officer at Zuccotti Park in 2012.
A jury of eight women and four men found that the protester, Cecily McMillan, 25, was still responsible for assaulting the officer, rejecting her contention that she had reacted instinctively when he grabbed her breast during a protest on St. Patrick’s Day. Ms. McMillan had said she could not distinctly recall what happened amid the chaos of the night.
The announcement of the verdict in State Supreme Court in Manhattan was immediately met by catcalls and derision from the many supporters of Ms. McMillan’s, who shouted, “Shame, shame, shame.” Tensions were further inflamed when Justice Ronald A. Zweibel ordered Ms. McMillan to be held in jail until sentencing; the assault of a police officer is a felony that carries a penalty of up to seven years in prison.***
Ms. McMillan testified she had no recollection of hitting the officer, but recalled what she thought was someone trying to grope her. “All of a sudden I feel somebody grab me from behind, from my right breast, and pull me backward,” she said.
Her lawyer, Martin Stolar, introduced in evidence a picture of a bruise above her right breast that was taken a day after she was arrested. “This is the smoking gun in the case,” he said during closing arguments on Friday. “She got grabbed and she hit. That’s an accident.”
Erin Choi, an assistant district attorney, in her summation accused Ms. McMillan of lying about Officer Bovell groping her for the sake of publicity. She showed stills from the onlooker’s video, and called Ms. McMillan a manipulator “constantly scheming” to gain attention.
“She wanted to pull the wool over your eyes,” Ms. Choi said. “That’s how she benefited from this nonsense. She wanted to become the face of Occupy Wall Street.”
It’s good to be a cop in America. Also to, this:
A Wisconsin woman lived for months with drunken driving charges hanging over her head after a sheriff’s deputy crashed into her car, although blood tests show she was sober and surveillance video shows the officer was at fault.
Tanya Weyker broke her neck in the Feb. 20, 2013, crash after Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy Joseph Quiles rolled through a stop sign and wrecked into her vehicle, reported WTKR-TV.
She was hurt so badly she couldn’t submit to a Breathalyzer test or perform field sobriety tests, but she said deputies questioned her as she received medical treatment at the crash scene.
The cop has received benefits for the last year and has never been charged with a false report, and the
city county refuses to pay her medical bills.
America, Fuck Yeah!