Court Update from NYC.indymedia.
The jury trial of Marissa Day began at 9:30am on Tuesday July 12th in New York Criminal Court, 100 Centre Street room Jury Part 1 on the 5th floor.
Marissa, 20, was arrested for participating in a Critical Mass bicycle ride. She is charged with assault, resisting arrest and four other offenses. The prosecution is trying to make an example of Marissa by asking for a sentence of 60 DAYS JAIL if she agrees to plead guilty. Marissa maintains her complete innocence.
One contributor reports from the courtroom today: ” A lot of this seems to mirror the recent trial of the Code Pink woman who got arrested inside the RNC. The charges accuse the defendant of ‘flailing her arms’ in dramatics to ‘resist’ arrest … this scenario is usually shown to be simple fiction. I don’t know why the DA keeps to this script!”
Let us not forget that the NYPD during RNC…
Made false arrests.
Made pre-emptive arrests.
Used helicopters to video tape people making out on rooftops.
Used edited video footage to try and convict people who were later proven to be innocent.
held people longer than 24 hours without arraignment in unsanitary conditions, blamed the delay on fingerprinting computer error in Albany that later turned out to be an illegal procedure.
Meanwhile it looks as if another Cyclist has been killed.
This comes from the blog:
I was in Shore road, Bay Ridge in Brooklyn, NY about an hour ago and saw a dead cyclist on the road. I wasn’t there when it happened but I overheard the eyewitness told the police that he was trying to pass a little kid who was going left and right, he confused and hit the fence that seperate the highway and the Shore road, his head smashed right into the fence, blood was coming out the whole lane. The ambulance guy said that if he had had the helmet, he’d probably still alive. His bike is Trek bike, from the look I guess it’s about $1500-$2500 range, every was intact except the lower frame has little bent, I didn’t ask how fast he was going. But I know for sure that he’s much more pro cyclist than me.
God bless him, I feel so bad for him. I used to wear helmet all the time but stop wearing 2 weeks recently, but after seeing this accident, I better start to put it on again. So to all you guys out there, please wear the helmet, you will never know what will happen. I’ve ridden that Shore road a thousand times, it’s dedicated bike and walking lane, so it’s 100% safe more than any road out there, you just never know, so be careful.
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