Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan Sentenced To Three Months In Prison – 19 May 2014

Cecily McMillan (Image from facebook.com)

Cecily McMillan (Image from facebook.com)

Judge Ronald A. Zweibel’s Monday morning decision was handed down in a Manhattan courtroom 14 days after a jury there found McMillan, 25, guilty of deliberately striking a plainclothes New York Police Department officer in the face with her elbow. She faced a maximum of seven years in prison as a result of the second-degree assault conviction.

“A civilized society must not allow an assault to be committed under the guise of civil disobedience,” Justice Zweibel said during Monday’s hearing, according to a New York Times report published shortly after the sentencing was announced.

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