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Wed May 30, 2012, 01:19 PM

More Occupy Wall Street Cases Dismissed (Largest Group to Come to Trial Today)

Source: Village Voice

More Occupy Wall Street Cases Dismissed

By Nick Pinto Wed., May 30 2012 at 5:00 AM

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The next day, another criminal case in which video evidence on YouTube appears to contradict the police version of events was set for trial, but the case was continued because the police witness failed to show.

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A second case scheduled for trial yesterday was continued. Emmet Kavanaugh and his legal team were ready, and were under the impression that the prosecutor was too. But the police witness didn't come to court, so Kavanaugh, who lives in Philadelphia, will have to come back to court in late October.

While many Occupy protesters feel vindicated by the string of victories, others see the rulings as evidence that the NYPD never made the arrests with any intention of securing convictions.

This morning marks the largest group of Occupy Wall Street cases to come to trial. Twenty-two cases, consolidated into four trials, will be heard in Jury Part 7, the special section of New York City Criminal Court created just to handle the glut of Occupy-related cases. All the charges in today's cases stem from the first instance of mass arrests used against the movement on September 24th of last year -- the same day Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna sprayed pepper-spray in the faces of peaceful demonstrators kettled by police nets.

Read more: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/05/more_occupy_wal.php

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Hissyspit May 2012 OP
Turbineguy May 2012 #1
Arctic Dave May 2012 #2
dixiegrrrrl May 2012 #3
EFerrari May 2012 #4
dixiegrrrrl May 2012 #5
sabrina 1 May 2012 #6

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 01:24 PM

1. I'd love to be a Judge on that one!

"Case dismissed! With prejudice!"

Or something like that.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 01:59 PM

2. Now for a class action lawsuit against the NYPD and the city.

 

Arbitrary arrest should be punishable by ten years in prison for te cops who do it.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #2)

Wed May 30, 2012, 05:32 PM

3. Occupy NYC should emulate Occupy Cal:

Occupy Cal Protesters Sue for $15 Million
Source: NBC Bay Area

Occupy Cal Protesters Sue for $15 Million

Protesters say they were beaten and suffered emotional stress.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014131706

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #3)

Wed May 30, 2012, 05:42 PM

4. Thanks for posting that, I missed it altogether. n/t

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Response to EFerrari (Reply #4)

Wed May 30, 2012, 05:46 PM

5. glad you could catch it!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 05:50 PM

6. Cops making false arrests and lying under oath. Now there needs to be an investigations, another one

as the NYPD is dealing with so many scandals already, to see who or why the NYPD feels they can lie under oath with impunity.

This is not confined to just these protesters, it is well known that the NYPD makes false arrests, and lies under oath.

When a cop does this, people lose their freedom. This is or should be a very serious issue. While they've been exposed before for making false arrests, their treatment of OWS has highlighted their behavior and the DOJ should now be looking into these practices.

No more 'internal investigations' for crooked cops. This affects every American when the police blatantly lie and falsely arrest innocent people.

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