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Cries of 'Injustice' as Occupy Wall Street Organizer Sentenced to Prison


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Cries of 'Injustice' as Occupy Wall Street Organizer Sentenced to Prison

Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Cecily McMillan, the Occupy Wall Street organizer convicted of felony assault of the police officer she says sexually assaulted her, was sentenced Monday to three months in prison, five years of probation and community service.

In a case that has shined a spotlight on what critics charge are systemic failures in the U.S. justice system, the sentence was met with immediate condemnation on Twitter:


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Sad news. When a judge plays politics, injustice is the usual result. Police do things that are wrong sometimes and it is shameful that she was beaten as punishment for objecting to being sexually groped but now she must be punished a second time as well which is that judges do things that are wrong sometimes too.

And then they expect that people respect their positions and the authority that they themselves don't respect.