On May 19, after a two year-long trial, Cecily McMillan was found guilty of assaulting an NYD police officer, Officer Grantley Bovell. She was sentenced to 90 days in Rikers Island Correctional Facility, plus five years of probation. A pacifist activist and grad school student, she had testified that she reacted instinctively after a police officer grabbed her breast from behind — hard enough to leave a handprint-shaped bruise — and accidentally elbowed him the eye.
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