Fourteen Occupiers Get Brooklyn Bridge–Related Charges Dropped

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01: Supporters (L) cheer from the pedestrian walkway as demonstrators affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement attempt to cross the Brooklyn Bridge on the motorway on October 1, 2011 in New York City. The motorway portion of the bridge is not intended for pedestrians and as the marchers attempted to cross, they were stopped midway by police. Hundreds of protesters were arrested. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Photo: Andrew Burton/2011 Getty Images

"We cannot prove this defendant’s specific conduct or location on the bridge beyond a reasonable doubt." —Reason a city prosecutor gave a judge for dismissing charges against one Occupy Wall Street demonstrator arrested last October on the Brooklyn Bridge. Charges were also dropped against thirteen other protesters. [NYT]