Unbelievable Trial!

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Just came upon this story this morning via a facebook image (below). I would like to say this story is UNBELIEVABLE but the older I get the less I can tack the word UNBELIEVABLE on to news concerning the convoluted goings-on in our supposedly democratic system of justice (Really, tomorrow’s, astonishing “unbelievable” news will be met with a… “Ho Hum, WHAT ELSE IS NEW?”).

More at this Link: The Trial of Cecily McMillan

More Links on this UNBELIEVABLE STORY:

Charges Against Cecily McMillan

Excerpt: Occupy participant Cecily McMillan is being prosecuted for felony police assault and may face up to 7 years in prison. In reality, it is the NYPD that should be on trial for their assault on McMillan. The trial has already been delayed because of the credibility of the arresting officer, however, New York City should review the case and drop all charges against McMillan.

The Outrageous Trial of Cecily McMillan

Excerpt: Two years ago, a young activist named Cecily McMillan attended a protest at Zuccotti Park marking the six-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. When police moved in to clear the demonstrators, a cop roughly grabbed her breast—photos show an ugly bruise—and she ended up being injured so badly that she had a seizure and ended up in the hospital. In a just world, she would be getting restitution from the City. Instead, in a grotesque act of prosecutorial overreach, she’s currently on trial for assault and facing up to seven years in prison.

Reclaim Democracy!

Excerpt: Introduction to Corporate Personhood

Our Bill of Rights was the result of tremendous efforts to institutionalize and protect the rights of human beings. It strengthened the premise of our Constitution: that the people are the root of all power and authority for government. This vision has made our Constitution and government a model emulated in many nations.

But corporate lawyers (acting as both attorneys and judges) subverted our Bill of Rights in the late 1800’s by establishing the doctrine of “corporate personhood” — the claim that corporations were intended to fully enjoy the legal status and protections created for human beings.

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LIBERAL AND PROUD OF IT! “Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.” - William E. Gladstone
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