Live From Rikers: Cecily McMillan on the Horrific Conditions Inside

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… » 7/01/14 4:35pm 7/01/14 4:35pm

​Cecily McMillan Sentenced to 90 Days in Prison, 5 Years Probation

Today, Judge Ronald Zweibel sentenced Occupy protester Cecily McMillan to three months in prison and five years probation. After the sentencing, McMillan's lawyer Martin Stolar thanked her supporters grouped outside 100 Centre Street and confirmed he has already begun the process of appealing the sentence and… » 5/19/14 11:30am 5/19/14 11:30am

Occupy Wall Street Resurgence Marked by Rumors of Police Violence

Last night, as police arrested dozens of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators gathered at Zuccoti Park to commemorate the six-month anniversary of the original protests, a video was taken that purports to show police tackling and handcuffing activist Cecily McMillan, who was once profiled as part of Rolling Stone's… » 3/18/12 12:10pm 3/18/12 12:10pm