#Justice4Cecily Trial Update for 4/9/14

There was good news that came out of court today. Judge Zweibel has now allowed the defense to ask the officer who sexually assaulted Cecily about previous assault cases that he was involved in. Previously, Judge Zweibel threatened Marty Stolar, Cecily’s Lawyer with contempt of court if he brought his past assault cases up. The trial starts again on Friday, April 11th @ 9:30am, 100 Centre St. Rm. 1116, Part 41. Continue reading

#justice4Cecily Press Statement for 4/7/14

Cecily McMillan, accompanied by approximately 50 supporters, was back in court today for pre-trial motions. Judge Zweibel upheld his previous decision on motion 50-4(a), denying access again to Officer Grantley Bovell’s personnel files, on the grounds that this previous history of excessive force and corruption are not relevant to the case at hand. The DA argued that none of these cases were substantiated due to the recommendation from the internal affairs bureau, an arm of the NYPD. Continue reading

Trial Resumes Monday, April 7 for Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan: Faces 7yrs in Prison After Beating by NYPD Left Her Unconscious #PackTheCourts

After two years of delays, trial will begin for Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan. Set for this Monday, April 7th at 9:30am at 100 Centre St Room 1116 Part 41, Cecily’s case marks the last ongoing Occupy trial. On March 17th, 2012 Cecily was sexually assaulted by a plainclothes NYPD officer and then beaten unconscious by police when she attempted to leave a gathering marking the 6 month anniversary of the inception of Occupy Wall Street. In the wake of this attack she endured, Cecily faces a charge of 2nd degree assault on a police officer. Continue reading

Profiting from crisis: How corporations and lawyers are scavenging profits from Europe’s crisis countries.

Speculative corporate investors are claiming more than 1,7 billion Euros in compensation from Greece, Spain and Cyprus in private international tribunals – for measures implemented to deal with economic crises, a new report released by the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) reveals. Download the report and executive summary
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