Thursday, December 15, 2011

Occupy Wall Street protesters demand proof they broke the law

Occupy Wall Street protesters demand proof they broke the law: "Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protesters are in court this week to face charges stemming from an October rally at the Brooklyn Bridge that resulted in more than 700 arrests.

Despite being offered plea deals to have the charges dismissed if they stay out of trouble for six months, more than 40% of the protesters that faced a judge Wednesday rejected the offer, pleading not guilty and demanding officials prove they broke the law.

"Taking the plea only holds the protesters responsible without holding the police responsible for their part," said Sara Howard, 30, of Amherst, Mass., who turned down the plea deal Wednesday. She said she and her partner, Penny Tucker, never heard police tell protesters they weren't allowed on the bridge...."


MotivatedinOhio said...

They should take the NYC to court.  It is outrageous that they were arrested.

Underground Politics said...

It really is. I hope that all of these people ask for a jury trial.

NancyP said...

Commie Bastards