Tag Archives: Working Families Party

Tuesday’s election results–why the surprise?

On Election Day, I got a job as a Brooklyn, NY poll worker, which was fortuitous. I was far too busy telling voters how to insert their ballots into the scanner to keep up with developments in the electoral auto da fe that hit most of the US. Some of the news was really shocking–I […]

Cecily McMillan’s sentencing: the state gets what it wants

Monday, when it was all said and done, Cecily McMillan received a three month prison sentence plus five years probation after being convicted of assaulting a police officer during an Occupy Wall Street demonstration on the six-month anniversary of the original occupation of Zuccotti Park. Many believe that any sentence including  jail time–indeed any sentence at all –was […]