There are over 200 people who were arrested for rioting on Inauguration Day and they will all face a judge in the coming months. One of them has already pleaded guilty and is headed to jail for four months.
WTOP News reported:
Inauguration Day rioter sentenced to 4 months
A man who admitted to participating in violent, destructive riots that broke out in the District during the inauguration of President Donald Trump appeared in D.C. Superior Court Friday and was sentenced to 4 months in jail and 2 years of probation.
Dane Powell pleaded guilty in April to felony charges, including rioting and assaulting a police officer, telling prosecutors that he broke windows and threw “a brick, large rock, or piece of concrete at uniformed law enforcement.”
Powell, who is from Florida, was among more than 200 people arrested and charged in connection with the riots Jan. 20. He was the first to plead guilty to felony charges.
Prosecutors were hoping for a six-month sentence, while the defense wanted only probation.
“He admitted being part of a group of rioters who moved approximately 16 blocks over a period of more than 30 minutes,” said the U.S. attorney’s office for D.C. in a statement.
According to court documents, the group formed around Logan Circle and began a “black bloc” demonstration, in which members wore black clothing, sunglasses, masks, helmets and other items to conceal their identities.
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These folks deserve harsh punishment. Hopefully, the others will get more than four months.
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