Manhattan, NY- Cecily McMillan, accompanied by approximately 50 supporters, was back in court today for pre-trial motions. Judge Zweibel upheld his previous decision on motion 50-4(a), denying access again to Officer Grantley Bovell’s personnel files, on the grounds that this previous history of excessive force and corruption are not relevant to the case at hand. The DA argued that none of these cases were substantiated due to the recommendation from the internal affairs bureau, an arm of the NYPD.
Many supporters showed up to court this morning, wearing a pink hand over their right breast, signifying solidarity with Cecily, who was sexually assaulted in this exact manner by Officer Bovell the night of M17. Judge Zweibel ordered that these signs of solidarity would be forbidden in the court room, as the claim of sexual assault is unsubstantiated since Cecily never reported this incident to the IAB directly.
Jury selection was postponed due to a supposed lack of potential jurists in the building. It will begin tomorrow morning,Tuesday April 8th at 9:30am at 100 Centre St Room 116 Part 41.
Press Contacts: Stan Williams 256-323-1109 Lauren Wilfong 413-207-4207 Marty Stolar 917-225-4596
Our dear friends, Cecily McMillan is going to trial and we need all y'all occupiers to show up and support!
You are needed to come out full force and show the court system that we stand with our friends and that we will bring #Justice4Cecily.
In an unbelievable turn of events, Ms. McMillan faces 2nd degree assault charges stemming from a 2012 encounter with the NYPD that left her beaten and unconscious.
Join us at 9:15 am at 100 Centre Street, Room 1116 Part 41, New York, NY 10013 In the best interests of her trial, everyone who comes needs to wear proper business casual clothing and remain calm and respectful in the courtroom.
There will be breakfast and hot tea in the morning on Monday outside the courthouse for supporters!
Oh, and did you know?
Do this: "Tell everyone you know about Officer Bovell's history of abuse." Tweet it. Sing it. Facebook it. Bring it on a sign. Let's get the truth out there.
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Full Schedule for NYC:
Friday, April 4
9:30 am: The Dream Marches On: Sanitation Workers 1968--Airport Workers 2014
Meet just south of the intersection of Belt Parkway and Lefferts Blvd
Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in 1968 as he stood with striking Memphis sanitation workers, who were struggling to make the American dream accessible to all. 48 years later, New York area airport workers are organizing renew that road to the American dream. Workers, elected and clergy leaders and community supporters will gather at the Lefferts Blvd JFK AirTrain Station at 9:30 a.m. They will march along Lefferts to 83rd Avenue to Queens Blvd to Junction Blvd, with the march ending at 3:30 p.m. on the 94th Street Bridge by Ditmars Blvd, which leads into LaGuardia Airport.
##11:00 am: Vigil at Congressman Charlie Rangel's Office 163 W 125th Street, New York, NY Join the vigils at congressional district offices across the United States to demand that congress pass the [Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street](goo.gl/GTstQ3) – the only real cure to the illness of rampant economic inequality. RSVP: [https://www.facebook.com/events/752900214729898/756392451047341](http://goo.gl/BDFGhM)
##3:00 pm: Summer Disobedience School Reunion People's Gong Federal Hall Join the #OWS Direct Action Summer Disobedience School Class of 2012 as they come together as a part of the global wave of action on Wall Street to perform the People’s Gong. Find out more at [nycga.net](http://goo.gl/nv3ISz).
4:20 pm: Medicine for the Movement
Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park)
Occupy Reefer Madness is a coalition of seasoned lawyers, policy experts, Occupy Wall Street Activists, artists, marijuana users and non-users who are new to activism. We demand the passage of The New York State Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act. We will be giving a public teach-in on the details of this bill how you can help make recreational marijuana a reality in New York and beyond as part of our contribution to the #waveofaction beginning on April 4th. If we can make our medicine legal in the marijuana arrest capital of the world then we can do it everywhere.
5:30 pm: 99% Wave of Action - Say No To the Regressive Agenda of Cuomo!
Demand a New York that works for #AllOfUs, not only the 1%.
6:00 pm: Political Prisoner & Movement Martyr Night Vigil
New York City Veterans Memorial
Join local peace activists as they join the World Wide Wave of Action with a candle light vigil & silent night march from Foley Square to the NY Veterans Memorial to raise awareness about those killed & imprisoned during the on going non-violent struggle for justice for all.
More Information: Wave Of Action
6:00 pm: Know Your Rights - NYC #WaveOfAction Mask Edition
Did you know you can be arrested for wearing a mask during #WaveOfAction?
Police in New York City sometimes enforce a very old city law that bans masks and facial coverings at gatherings of two or more people unless it is “a masquerade party or like entertainment.”
If there is more than one masked individual at an event, everyone wearing a mask could get arrested. The law permits the police to use discretion in enforcement, so there may be some situations, and some types of face coverings, that police will ignore.
Find out more at nycga.net
6:30 pm: Operation Safe Winter Community Potluck
60 Wall Street, New York, NY
Join members of the NYC Activist community to provide healthy hot meals to those in need in & around the Financial District of New York City. This project is a grassroots volunteer effort inspired by Operation Safe Winter.
Find out more on nycga.net
7:00 pm: Book as Tactic: NYC Launch for Debt Resisters' Operations Manual
Join us on Friday April 4th for the New York City launch of the fully revised and updated edition of the Debt Resisters' Operations Manual. We will discuss the original conception of the manual as a form of collaborative research to emerge from Occupy Wall Street, and reflect on the possibilities of using the format of the book as an organizing tool in the task of building a debt-resistance movement. Along with a brief introduction to this revised edition, the event will also be an opportunity to celebrate the role played by books in emancipatory movements more generally—including book blocs of course! Refreshments will be served, red squares will be distributed, and plans will be hatched for moving from analysis to action in the years to come.
##7:00 pm: 99% City-Wide Wave Of Action- People's Assembly Liberty Square (Formerly Zuccotti Park) 7:05pm Vigil for Dr. King / 7:15pm Assembly The People’s Assembly will happen after the vigil of Dr. King to reconvene the spirit of the Occupy Wall Street Movement as well as many of the movements that preceded it. Read more at [nycga.net](http://goo.gl/otm9Rg)
8:30 pm: People’s Grassroots Conference on Monetary Affairs
Federal Reserve Bank 33 Liberty Street New York 8:30pm
We will be giving presentations and answering questions on the history of the Federal Reserve, The NEED Act, the Livable Wage Movement and the New York City Bitcoin Center in front of the NYC Federal Reserve from 8pm – 11pm as our contribution to the #waveofaction kick off party.
9:45 pm: Occupy Veterans Memorial Civil Disobedience
New York City Veterans Memorial 55 Water Street New York 9:45pm
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a POP space intended to be open to the public 24 hours a day to honor those who served in South East Asia yet at 10 PM it is closed by management. Take a stand with Occupy as we honor those who have died in wars both past & present on April 4th with a reading of names at the space starting at 9:45 PM. At 10 PM we will engage in a non-violent sit in to protest this 1st amendment infringement & to raise awareness about the need to end all wars. This action is to also show solidarity with Veterans for Peace who have supported Occupy & it’s community.
Find out more on nycga.netFor more information go to [nycga.net](http://goo.gl/Ci4EFi) ##Occupy Jail Support## NYPD Central Booking 100 Centre Street 10:00pm Civil Disobedience often means having to take an arrest to carry the message of economic injustice to the wider world & those facing arrest need your solidarity in the form of jail support. Please join the Occupy Wall Street Jail Support community as they volunteer to track, wait for & then greet those arrested as they are released. For more information please follow the hashtag [#JailSupport](http://goo.gl/KImYfa) on April 4th online via Twitter & Facebook and visit [nycga.net](http://goo.gl/OmyWLx).
11:00 pm: Wildcat March
From Federal Hall Steps to Union Square
Wear Black. Bring Pots, Pans & Noise Makers.
Find out more on Facebook
History April 2014