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Paul Keefe (’07) Wins Acquittal in OWS Case

May 16, 2012

In one of the first Occupy Wall Street protest cases to go to trial, alum Paul Keefe (’07), along with Gideon Oliver, represented Alexander Arbuckle, who was taking photos at a January 1 march and was arrested for disorderly conduct. Arbuckle was found not guilty, mostly due to the photographs and video taken by Arbuckle and others that contradicted testimony from police officers. “What’s happening is very similar to what happened in 2004 with the Republican National Convention,” Keefe said. “It’s just a symptom of how the NYPD treats dissent. But what has changed is that there is more prevalence of video. it really makes our job a lot easier to have that video.”

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