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2011 October 18 — Why Now?
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Tsar Michael Protests

CBS says that Wall Street protesters plan march on DA’s office

Protesters’ attorneys met with aides to [Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R.] Vance to demand the dismissals, and if the district attorney balks, they say they’ll occupy the courts by going to trial on each and every case.

“Given the nature of the arrests, the number of people who say, ‘I’m not guilty of anything, I want a trial here,’ is likely to be very, very high,” [attorney Martin] Stolar told reporters. “We’re prepared to try every single case where somebody wants to have a trial, even if it’s only for blocking a roadway.”

The idea that the protesters would put pressure on the already overloaded court system didn’t sit well with Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

“I don’t think that our court system should be a political football,” Bloomberg told reporters. “It’s hard to reconcile that with what America stands for to say we’re going to deliberately keep the court system from working.”

Officials said everyone who wants a trial will get one.

Yo, Tsar Michael, if you didn’t want the courts involved, you shouldn’t have arrested so many people on trivial or non-existent charges.

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October 18, 2011   13 Comments