Occupy’s First Trial (Mostly) a Victory for the Movement

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"It's a partial victory for the movement, with Zook still convicted of "interfering" with an officer, but it gave more weight to the idea that juries are likely to be sympathetic to other occupiers when, and if, they go to trial."

No, it means that juries didn't think this person was guilty of the crimes he was charged with. It doesn't have a damn thing to do with being "sympathetic" toward Occupy, and if it did, that's grounds for mistrial. False equivalency much?
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"It's a partial victory for the movement, with Zook still convicted of "interfering" with an officer, but it gave more weight to the idea that juries are likely to be sympathetic to other occupiers when, and if, they go to trial."

No, it means the jury didn't think this person was guilty of the crimes he was charged with. It doesn't have a damn thing to do with being "sympathetic" toward Occupy, and if it did, that's grounds for mistrial. False equivalency much?
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He was also sentenced to two days in jail.
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Well said Chuck.