Outspoken Advocate Gets Prison Time

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Outspoken Advocate Gets Prison Time

by Greg Johnston

Published May 04, 2007

A self-proclaimed anti-violence advocate faces a maximum of 25 years in state prison for beating, pepper spraying and throwing another woman through a window.

A Monroe County [New York] jury returned a guilty verdict in the case against Joyce Powell.

Powell turned herself into police last October. Police said she and several other people forcibly entered the home and assaulted a woman on Copeland Street.

Powell, who took the stand in her defense, claimed that she was at a bible study group at the time of the attack.

Powell became an outspoken critic of city violence after the shooting death ofher son back in August of 2001.

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