Thursday, May 15, 2014
Cop a feel
This cover of mine for the Village Voice is out now. It follows the story of Cecily McMillan, an Occupy Wall Street protestor who allegedly elbowed a police officer- what she maintains was a reaction to being forcefully groped from behind. Following the trial, she was found guilty of assaulting an officer and faces up to seven years in prison at her sentencing on May 19.
I'd encourage you to read the full article. It always amazes me (although by now it shouldn't), the things people are put in prison for, while police officers that beat, or kick, or sometimes shoot people to death are often given little more than paid suspension. Thank you to Tom Carlson, the AD on this. To give credit where credit is due, Tom's the one that came up with the idea of Lady Justice being felt up, I just fleshed it out.