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Occupy Wall Street protester Cecily McMillan convicted of assaulting NYPD officer

NEW YORK (Reuters) – An Occupy Wall Street protester was found guilty on Monday of assaulting a police officer during a demonstration two years ago to mark the protest movement’s six-month anniversary in New York City. A New York jury found Cecily McMillan, 25, guilty of elbowing a police officer,…

Cecily McMillan’s Occupy trial is a huge test of civil liberties. Will they survive?

The US constitution’s Bill of Rights is envied by much of the English-speaking world, even by people otherwise not enthralled by The American Way Of Life. Its fundamental liberties – freedom of assembly, freedom of the press, freedom from warrantless search – are a mighty bulwark against overweening state power,…

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