Woman's Breast Grabbed From Behind By Cop Facing 7 Yrs

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  1. The Wrong Guy Member

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    Cecily McMillan Sentenced to 90 Days Prison & 5 Years Probation for Being Assaulted By Cop | MyFDL

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

    Occupy Wall Street Protester Sentenced to 90 Days in Jail | NY1
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  5. From the counterpunch article by Paul Craig Roberts:
    Thanks for the links.
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  6. The Wrong Guy Member

    This Is How The Media Chooses To Profile A Female Activist

    Cecily McMillan, the 25-year-old Occupy Wall Street activist who was jailed for elbowing a police officer during a protest, returned to court on Thursday, where a cadre of hard-hitting journalists greeted her with questions about her courtroom attire.

    "My editor told me to ask who you're wearing," a photographer was spotted eagerly asking McMillan, according to The Village Voice.

    McMillan, who was earlier this month released from Rikers Island -- one of the country's most notoriously violent jails -- explained that although she was free, she no longer felt safe in New York "because I was sexually assaulted and then put in jail for it," according to the Voice. McMillan has alleged from the start that the officer involved in her assault case forcibly grabbed her breast from behind during the protest; after elbowing him, she was promptly arrested and put in jail.

    Upon hearing her explanation Thursday, a Post reporter responded, "Well, you look fabulous! But you should eat more."

    The interactions resulted in a blatantly sexist portrayal of McMillan sprinkled with mocking details about her fashion choices -- all of which fail to mention that she was asked such questions by the press.

    The Daily News went straight to the sartorial details with the headline, "Occupy Wall Street protester wears Calvin Klein to court."

    The Post's own coverage included a previously dated photo of an emotional McMillan with the caption, "McMillan cries in court in May after being given an outfit she had already worn." The paper led with the headline "Rikers Island: The new way to lose weight."

    Rikers is currently at the center of damning allegations of officer abuse, contraband smuggling by officers, regular beatings of the mentally ill, and corruption.

    McMillan has been using her newfound freedom to speak out against the treatment of inmates at Rikers -- a cause that is essentially being buried for more important notes on her outfit choices. Well done, New York media!

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  7. White Tara Global Moderator

    Infuriating :mad:
  8. Kilia Member

    I agree!
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  9. Andy Downs Member

    That is so f&*k(ng wrong....
  10. Andy Downs Member

    She should be Anonymous DIgital's next radio interview and feature.
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  11. Disambiguation Global Moderator

    Srs they sent her to Rikers Island?????
    wtf I didn't know breasts were so dangerous
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  12. tinfoilhatter Member

    How do you not know breasts are dangerous?!

    They cause sooo many accidents because irresponsible women let them get too big and sexy.....

    c:/end bad joke
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  13. The Wrong Guy Member

    Three Rikers Guards Indicted for Smuggling Cocaine and Oxycodone Into the Jail | Village Voice

    The correctional officer-jail inmate relationship is often a fraught one, rife with resentment, misunderstandings and violence. But sometimes, just sometimes, the two groups can put aside their differences and work together. That's the silver lining we can take from the news that two current Rikers COs, Steven Dominguez and Divine Rahming, have been charged with smuggling cocaine and oxycodone into the prison with the help of an inmate and his girlfriend. Another former Rikers guard, Deleon Gifth, who resigned earlier this year, was arrested Monday on charges that he was paid $500 to deliver what he thought was oxycodone to an inmate back in February.

    If you feel like you're hearing about more arrests of guards at Rikers lately, you are: the Department of Investigation, the Department of Correction, a special "Strike Force" within the Drug Enforcement Agency's local office and the city's Special Narcotics Prosecutor have been using wiretaps to investigate allegations of drug trafficking and various other sorts of corruption at the jail complex for five months. They've dubbed it "Operation Correction Connection," and it's been fruitful: in June, two officers and 20 inmates were arrested on smuggling charges.

    Those two officers were Dominguez, 26, and Rahming, 30, who were originally indicted on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony. But the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Bridget G. Brennan, announced yesterday that the men are being re-indicted on additional charges, including narcotics conspiracy and possession, bribery and contraband smuggling. Gifth faces similar charges, in what authorities say was a completely unrelated case of smuggling.


    The charges are the latest in what hasn't been such a hot year for Rikers, PR-wise. A mentally ill veteran baked to death in his cell in February. Another former guard was indicted for ignoring another mentally disturbed inmate who'd swallowed a ball of laundry detergent back in 2012. The man died. A Times investigation found a widespread culture of Rikers guards brutalizing mentally ill inmates. And Occupy activists and brief Rikers resident Cecily McMillan has told us -- and expanded in a Times editorial -- that she saw female inmates being denied medical care and routinely mistreated, brutalized and humiliated.

    - See also: Occupy Protester Cecily McMillan on Rikers: "In Some Ways, I'm Treated Better Than Anyone Else In Here, Which is Horrifying"

    More at
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  14. JohnnyRUClear Member

    "Stanford prison experiment"

    A justice monopoly might seem like a good idea as long as it isn't called that, but this kind of corruption is the rot that develops when no competition is allowed to nip it in the bud. Why care when you don't have to?
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    OWS Activist Cecily McMillan Found Not Guilty of Interfering with Arrest in Union Square Subway | Village Voice

    A jury has found former Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan not guilty of interfering with an arrest in a Union Square subway station. McMillan was charged with obstruction of governmental administration on December 7, 2013, when two police officers said she interfered with their investigation of two people they suspected of turnstile-jumping. McMillan, who faced up to a year in jail on the charges, hugged her attorney, Martin Stolar, when the verdict was read, then yelled "thank you!" at the jury as they departed.
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