In March 2012, Cecily McMillan was in Zuccotti Park protesting all of the things. Which is fine for Americans to do, as long as they don’t hurt anybody.
But instead, she decided this was a good idea:
On Wednesday, McMillan was convicted of assault.
Now, several of the jurors are proving they really are McMillan’s peers.
A majority of the jurors who this week convicted an Occupy Wall Street activist of assaulting a New York police officer have asked the judge in her case to not send her to prison.
Cecily McMillan was on Monday found guilty of deliberately elbowing officer Grantley Bovell in the face, as he led her out of a protest in March 2012. She was convicted of second-degree assault, a felony, and faces up to seven years in prison. She was denied bail and is being detained at Riker’s Island jail.
Is “Guilty, Kinda Sorta” one of the choices?
Some people say that McMillan’s actions are some sort of karmic justice for the wrongdoing of every bad cop who has ever lived. This stance has the benefit of being both illogical and morally repugnant.
Cecily McMillan did what she did. Now she’s being punished for it. “Social justice” is a fantasy, just like everything OWS believes.
Seven years is the maximum. That would be excessive, in my opinion. But no jail time whatsoever? If somebody did that to you deliberately, would you want them walking the streets without a timeout?
Really? Okay. I wouldn’t go around saying that too loud, though…