May 7, 2014

The Open-and-Shut Assault Case Against Occupy Activist, Cecily McMillan: Just Look at the Pictures

Officer Bovell must certainly not the aggressor and must certainly be appreciative of any misunderstanding after being elbowed by Cecily McMillan when he grabbed her from behind.

Larger angle of Reuters shot as multiple other Occupy hooligans are snatched up.

Certainly not the arm of Officer Bovell grabbing McMillan from behind in the neighborhood of her right breast before she swung backwards with her elbow in the following video:

Officer Bovell (surely unjustly accused in an assault charge by another Occupier) certainly not continuing to mete out justice for the elbow, his right hand still nowhere in the vicinity of McMillan’s chest, in this shot from the Lanyon photos published at Gawker.


Obviously, it’s a self-inflicted bruises above Cecily McMillan’s right breast, right? as established in the even-handed trial.

Somehow, defendant’s lawyer and Officer Bovell not seeing eye to eye over his assault.

Sixteen minute video of McMillan obviously faking a seizure while paramedics surely have better things to do for the first eight minutes, upon which, they clearly have the situation in hand before summoning ambulance another eight minutes later.

There’s conviction, and there’s conviction.

And, if you thought this story had to do with anything more than the state and a woman’s body, this shot by photographer Z.D. Roberts puts that to rest.

(photo 1 and 2: Reuters. caption: Cecily McMillan, center in bright yellow/green, is arrested by NYPD officers after protesting in Zuccotti Park on March 17, 2012. Twitter shot via NYMag via PolicyMic). 16 minute YouTube video via Julia Creinhart. Occupy portrait via Cecily McMillan Twitter. Bus photo: ZD Roberts via DailyKos)

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