As you probably know, our friend and comrade Cecily McMillan was brutally arrested at Zuccotti Park on March 17, 2012, on the eve of Occupy Wall Street’s sixth-month anniversary. An NYPD officer grabbed her breast from behind, after which her arms flew up in the air and backwards as the body’s natural reaction to being physically and sexually assaulted. The police then beat her until she lost consciousness and began to seizure. They are now charging her with felony assault of a police officer, which carries a sentence of up to 7 years in prison.
Her case has undergone a series of delays for nearly two years while she has awaited her appearance in court.
The address of the Manhattan Criminal Court is 100 Centre St. Part 31, Room 1333.
All of Cecily’s Court dates are from 9:30am to 4:30pm on:
Thursday, February 13th
Friday, February 14th
Wednesday, February 19th
Thursday, February 20th
Friday, February 21st
We would love your support if you are able to attend. However, in the interests of keeping Cecily out of prison (unruly folks can jeopardize her case) she and her lawyers ask that everyone who comes wear proper business casual attire and sits quietly and respectfully during the entire trial. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also text @cecilystrial to 23559 to join our celly loop, visit our website at http://JusticeforCecily.com/, and follow the conversation on Twitter by following #justice4cecily. News articles that have been written on Cecily’s case are posted to our Media Attention section of the website and we will continue to post developing stories as they are made available to us. A compilation of videos documenting her seizure and arrest have been uploaded to the Justice for Cecily YouTube channel, but please be advised that these films contain graphic material and strong language that might not be suitable for a younger or sensitive audience.
Thank you so much for your support!