Supporters call for no jail time for Hostos Community College student
The Hostos Community College student who was convicted on misdemeanor assault charges in October is now facing up to a year in jail.
Miguel Malo got into trouble back in 2001 when authorities say he attacked security officers during a protest at the college. Since the incident, people including civil liberties lawyers, have defended Malo. They claim he never attacked the officers and say his actions are protected under the First Amendment. His supporters have sent more than 50 letters to the judge in the case in the past week, calling for no jail time for Malo. They say putting Malo in jail would be an injustice.
Malo's supporters attended a hearing Wednesday only to learn that his sentencing was postponed until December.