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May 17, 2012

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Activist Given 10 Days for Challenging Controversial Judge

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Christina Gonzalez (right); photo credit: © Erik Mc Gregor erikrivas@hotmail.com
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Brooklyn, NY (Stop Mass Incerceration Network)  Occupy Wall Street/StopStop and Frisk activist Christina Gonzalez was arrested in court and sentenced to ten days in jail on Friday by Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge John H. Wilson, who charged her with “contempt of court.”The confrontation with Judge Wilson began when Ms. Gonzalez, charged with obstruction of government administration and disorderly conduct for her participation in a Brownsville Stop Stop-and-Frisk action last November, stood in the aisle to ask court clerks if a fax memo had been received indicating her attorney’s inability to be in court that day. The judge yelled at her to sit down, and then asked the court officers to remove her to the area outside the courtroom.

When her case was called about an hour later, Ms. Gonzalez attempted to reenter the courtroom, not knowing that the Judge had not intended…

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