OWS Protester Cecily McMillan Sentenced to 90 Days

May 19, 2014 | Andy Cush

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 gathered the street. There was a strong police presence both outside and inside the building, with court officers aggressively telling people to delete photos taken in the hallway.

Martin Stolar, McMillan’s attorney, said he plans to appeal. “The entire judgement will be appealed,” he said. According to Stolar, McMillan will serve “city time” — that is, two thirds of the sentence, or effectively 60 days — at Rikers Island.

Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, who was outside the courthouse near protesters, said he was “very disappointed” about the sentencing.

(Photos: Bucky Turco/ANIMALNewYork)