Cecily McMillan was sexually assaulted, beaten unconscious and into seizures by NY Police, but the city is charging her with felony assault over the incident.
Occupy participant Cecily McMillan is being prosecuted for felony police assault and may face up to 7 years in prison. In reality, it is the NYPD that should be on trial for their assault on McMillan. The trial has already been delayed because of the credibility of the arresting officer, however, New York City should review the case and drop all charges against McMillan.
On the six month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street Cecily McMillan arrived at midnight to Zuccotti Park to meet some friends and go out to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Instead, she would find herself unconscious, in seizures and badly bruised.
McMillan was not in Zuccotti to protest, but she arrived as the police began to violently break up the crowd. She felt someone grab her right breast she involuntarily swung her elbow around and hit the offender in the face. It turned out to be police officer, Grantley Bovell. She was violently arrested, knocked to the ground, unconscious and began suffering seizures while she was handcuffed. It would be 15 to 20 minutes before an ambulance arrived. Photos of McMillan show bruises from fingers that grabbed her breast, a swollen eye and other bruises.
Cecily’s hearing is scheduled for Monday, March 3. Take action now to stop the injustice.
SIGN AND SHARE THIS PETITION TELLING THE NEW YORK DISTRICT ATTORNEY TO DROP THE CHARGES:
WHEN YOU SIGN THE PETITION, IT SENDS AN EMAIL DIRECTLY TO D.A. VANCE. IF YOU CAN ALSO TAKE A MOMENT TO TWEET (below petition), IT WILL ALSO GO DIRECTLY TO HIM. His twitter handle is @ManhattanDA. And remember to always be polite. Thank you!