Dane Powell, a 31 year old man from Florida, has pleaded guilty to rioting on Inauguration Day and faces real jail time. There are still plenty more of these folks to be tried after him.
The Washington Times reported:
‘Black bloc’ protester pleads guilty to felonies from Inauguration Day rioting
A Florida man with the radical “black bloc” protest network has pleaded guilty to felony rioting and assault for his role in the Inauguration Day chaos in the District.
Dane Powell, 31, of Tampa, was the first to enter a guilty plea on felony charges brought against 212 protesters accused of rioting and vandalizing property during the Jan. 20 melee surrounding President Trump’s swearing-in ceremony.
Scheduled to be sentenced July 7, he faces a possible six years in prison for breaking windows and throwing a “brick, large rock or piece of concrete” at officers after joining a mob of masked black bloc protesters who moved en masse across 16 blocks in about 30 minutes, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Friday’s plea was announced by U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Channing D. Phillips and acting Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham.
Carrying hammers, crowbars, metal poles and wooden sticks, the self-described anarchists broke windows at a dozen businesses, including Starbucks, McDonald’s and Bank of America; pulled newspaper stands and trash cans into the streets; spray-painted buildings, and shattered the windows of a police cruiser and limousine.
Federal prosecutors released a superseding indictment Thursday that brought additional felony counts against some defendants, including Powell, which brought an outcry from protesters.
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Here he is with who we presume is his attorney:
Dane Powell pled guilty today to felony riot charges from Inauguration Day:attacking police with bricks and concrete. pic.twitter.com/vRQeDbeE9B
— Sam Ford (@ABC7Sam) April 28, 2017
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