Two weeks after Occupy Wall Street protester Cecily McMillan was let out Rikers for elbowing an officer in Zuccotti Park, she was back in court on Thursday to answer unrelated charges that also happened to involve a confrontation with police reports the New York Times.
In 2013, McMillan was arrested in Union Square subway station after a she allegedly told two people who walked through an open emergency gate that they didn’t have to show cops their identification. McMillan followed them to the transit police station and demanded to be let in. She was arrested and charged with obstructing governmental administration, a misdemeanor.
Her attorney Martin Stolar asked the court to reschedule the hearing till September because he needed more time to confer with his client since she had been away in Georgia on family business. Apparently she wants to move there:
Outside court, Mr. Stolar said he was trying to get Ms. McMillan’s probation moved to Atlanta because of safety concerns.
“I don’t feel safe to leave my house,” Ms. McMillan said. “I don’t feel like a safe citizen in New York City.”