Occupy Activist, Going through 7 Years in Jail, Will get three Months

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Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan on Monday received a three-month prison sentence, followed by five years’ probation and community service, for intentionally elbowing a New York police officer during a March 17, 2012, protest at Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park.

Cecily McMillan is taken down the bus steps and falls as she’s let go from stairs during the night of her arrest in New York City on March 17, 2012.

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The sentence handed down by Judge Ronald Zweibel, which includes credit for time served, is substantially less than what McMillan expected. When Mashable spoke with McMillan while she awaited her sentencing hearing from the Rikers Island jail, she was expecting two years in prison while facing a maximum of seven years. Read more…

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