On Monday, May 5, Occupy Wall Street protester Cecily McMillan was found guilty of assaulting NYPD Officer Grantley Bovell at the OWS anniversary protest on March 17, 2012. She now faces two to seven years in prison, with the possibility of probation.
The jury that convicted the Occupier on May 5 had only been given one side of the story.
With Monday’s verdict, McMillan became one of the first Occupy activists to face serious jail time.
Occupy Wall Street activists like Cecily McMillan are still fighting the state, only this time they’re waging their battles in the courts.