Peacenik Mom Who Abandoned 4 Kids to Join #Occupy Squatters Camp Sues NYPD for Alleged Abuse
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Hippie peacenik Stacey Hessler, the Florida mom who ditched her four kids and husband to join the #OWS squatters, was arrested in November 2011 for disorderly conduct.
RAD HAIR DAY: Stacey Hessler, being hauled off yesterday, looked tamer last month in Zuccotti Park after leaving her Florida family. (NY Post)
Stacy kept screaming, “What did I do?” as she fought with cops as they dragged her away.
Now the #Occupy squatter mom is suing the city over police violence.
In 2011 Stacey Hessler abandoned her four children and husband in Florida to join the occupiers.
She is claiming police brutality.
The New York Post reports:
Occupy protester who left family sues city over ‘police brutality’
The mom who left her family in Florida to become part of the raggedy Occupy Wall Street crowd has sued the city over her 2011 arrest — testifying Tuesday that she’s an innocent victim of police brutality.
“Somebody grabbed me by my hair and dragged me . . . behind the police officers,” said Stacey Hessler, 42, in Manhattan federal court.
But city attorneys said in their opening statements that Hessler had blocked pedestrian traffic during the November protest, then refused to move when cops politely asked her to make way. She also allegedly tried multiple times to escape when they finally moved to arrest her.
Hessler was “trying to bring the intersection to a standstill,” city attorney Andrew Lucas said.
She certainly won’t be getting the “mother of the year” award, will she?