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Forum Post: Occupier Wins case!!

Posted 7 years ago on March 1, 2013, 3:17 p.m. EST by shoozTroll (17632)
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Taking all those videos was worth the effort!!

In the first jury trial stemming from an Occupy Wall Street protest, Michael Premo was found innocent of all charges yesterday after his lawyers presented video evidence directly contradicting the version of events offered by police and prosecutors.




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[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 7 years ago

This ruling could be applied to all the ousted occupies, so I expect it to be appealed to another court.

But it is still a win.



[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 7 years ago

Anything that chafes Bloomberg's bloomers is worth it.....................:)

I did see considerable damage done at Boston and a few other Occupies though.

I guess I'm just an optimist at heart.

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 7 years ago

That was cool shooz, thanks. I love Sinatra's New York - New York, and in this case it can very easily and rightly applied to the recalcitrance of the people in Occupy to the corrupt status quo.


[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 7 years ago

Took long enough. GodDamn stormtroopers

[-] 0 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 7 years ago

They should all insist on jury trials. The judges are kept in line by the threat of losing their pensions (among other ways).

Police officers & prosecutors should lose their protection from perjury. They should both be asked to waive this protection by the defendants.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 7 years ago

I'm sure that case by case, their lawyers will do what's prudent, and if there's video available, you know they will.

[-] -1 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 7 years ago

I don't know about that. It seems to me that most lawyers have been swept up the in the assembly line judicial system. It's just business as usual to them, even innocent defendants often plead guilty to lesser charges to avoid the worst. It's time to throw a spanner into the works.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 7 years ago

Send you to law school?

I don't think we can afford that. It could take decades.

[-] -2 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 7 years ago

No, no, no. The whole point in the need to step away from business as usual. (But of course, videos and camera phones are invaluable.)

[-] 0 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 7 years ago

The case is Briscoe v. Lahue -- they should be asked to waive their protections under Briscoe.

"Police officers granted absolute immunity for perjury at criminal trial Briscoe v. Lahue, 103 S.Ct. 1108 (1983)" http://www.aele.org/law/Digests/civil60.html

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 7 years ago

So the cops can lie without recourse if caught out lying?

It's much the same as the banksters knowing that if they get caught cheating, stealing, gambling, nothing will happen to them either.

What kind of justice do you call that?

Arrogance with impunity. This is getting out of hand, people. Your prez knows he can commit murder, and illegally invade other nations, and nothing happens.

[-] 0 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 7 years ago

And so can prosecutors.