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Sometimes, hard, physical evidence that exposes a breach of police conduct actually pays off. It certainly has for six protestors involved in some early Occupy Wall Street rallies in 2011, as they were granted a settlement worth $332,500 by New York City over the last few weeks, CBS News reports.  The settlement comes after video presented in court showed Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna pepper spraying a group of female protesters who were peacefully gathered behind some netting. Ron Kuby,...
This week in "I'm sorry, what?" two members of Occupy Weed Street, an Occupy Wall Street offshoot focused on legalizing marijuana, have started a fight club. The first rule of 420 Fight Club is: get high beforehand. The second rule of 420 Fight Club is: ...we forget. The couple behind 420 Fight Club, Harrison Shultz and Lorna Shannon, quit their jobs to Occupy Weed Street on a full-time basis, DNAinfo reports. But they're anything if...
Today, Occupy Wall Street activist and elbow-haver Cecily McMillan was sentenced for the crime of, well, defending herself against police brutality. Oh, what a world. Via Gawker, we learned that despite potentially facing up to seven years in prison after being found guilty of felony assault, McMillan (perhaps in part due to a letter written by many jurors on her case, which pleaded the judge to show leniency and forgo jail time), the 25-year-old woman...
Following the outrageous verdict in the trial of Cecily McMillan, one of the prevailing feelings among those of us who couldn't believe that McMillan was found guilty was one of futility. There had been a massive miscarriage of justice, and now the threat of up to seven years in jail now hung over a young woman who had substantial evidence that she'd suffered abuse from the policeman whose eye she struck with her elbow....

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