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Cecily McMillan, the Occupy protester who was charged with assaulting a police officer after an incident the night of March 17, 2012, was sentenced to 90 days in prison minus time served and five years probation on Monday. The courtroom inside the Criminal Courts Building was at capacity when ANIMAL arrived this morning as dozens of demonstrators […]

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Cecily McMillan, who was arrested for elbowing a cop during an Occupy Wall Street demonstration 2012, was found guilty of assaulting a police officer earlier this week. Now, nine of the twelve jurors who convicted her have written a letter to the judge, urging him not to send her to prison “We the jury petition […]

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In a landmark legal ruling, Manhattan federal judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practice violated New Yorkers’ constitutional rights. Scheindlin, who according to the New York Times stated “that police officers have for years been systematically stopping innocent people in the street without any objective reason to suspect them of wrongdoing,” plans to […]

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Yesterday we told you the federal civil rights trial of stop-and-frisk was drawing to a close, and that Judge Shira Scheindlin gave an interview saying that she wouldn’t go soft on the city government just because it’s the city government. Today, we’re pleased to say that the judge was true to her word. During yesterday’s closing […]

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After nine weeks of testimony from about a dozen men who believe they’ve been wrongly stopped and frisked by the NYPD, the federal civil rights trial of the police department practice will come to a close. After each side gives a summation of its case today, judge Shira Scheindlin will review the trial record, then […]

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A man being charged with drunkenly stealing a cab and taking it on a high-speed cruise through Manhattan with the driver still inside gave his closing arguments yesterday. His defense–and I quote: “I was drunk!” “I didn’t have any intentions! I didn’t even want the car,” continued California resident Michael Findley, who was reportedly also […]

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The Central Park Five, the newest film from documentarian Ken Burns, focuses on the 1989 Central Park jogger case, a racially-charged trial that wrongfully found five teenaged black men guilty of rape based on what many people believed were coerced confessions. The men who are the subjects of the documentary were exonerated nearly ten years […]

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I can’t stress enough how full of shit City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD were earlier this year, when they all warned that NYC would be plunged into chaos if slovenly terrorists like KSM were tried here. And yet, in the past two weeks, as the Times points out, the federal […]

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