On May 5th we received a devastating guilty verdict in Cecily McMillan‘s court case. The only thing that we can do in the face of such an injustice is continue to organize, and thus we will be packing the courtroom again at her sentencing hearing on May 19th. Her sentence ranges anywhere from 2-7 years and possibility of probation.
The hearing will take place in Part 41 (room 1116) of 100 Centre St., and the sentencing will be handed down by Judge Ronald Zweibel.
This is especially important since she has been remanded and immediately sent to Riker’s until then, and it will be an opportunity for her to see how much we all still love and support her.
As usual, we must remain calm and respectful in the courtroom to set a good image for ourselves. We also ask that everyone wear business casual clothing. For more information on developments in the trial and a collection of our press attention, please check out www.justiceforcecily.com.
If you can’t make it, you can help by signing these two petitions:
You can also write Cecily directly at
Book & Case Number 3101400431
Rose M. Singer Center
19-19 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, New York 11370
For Updates between now and then, please subscribe to our text loop by texting @CecilysTrial to 23559
That night we will ride through the streets on bikes with signs and clear messaging, either celebrating the success of her appeal or expressing our condemnation of the verdict and demanding a change in this city’s abject acceptance of police violence and suppression of activist voices.
To join the ride bring your people powered wheels to Foley Sq. at Worth & Centre St.s at 6:30pm on Monday evening.