The first of the Inauguration day rioters has been sent to prison. There are approximately 200 other people who are set to stand before a judge over the next several weeks as well.
From the Justice Department website:
Florida Man Sentenced to Prison Term For His Role in Inauguration Day Riot
Dane Powell, 31, of Tampa, Fla., was sentenced today to four months of incarceration for his role in the violence and destruction that took place in downtown Washington on Inauguration Day, announced U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips.
Powell pled guilty on April 28, 2017, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, to charges of felony rioting and felony assault on a police officer. Powell was among 234 people arrested in the aftermath of various incidents on January 20, 2017. He was arrested the following day. Powell was the first defendant to plead guilty to felony charges; 15 others have pled guilty to misdemeanor rioting offenses, and charges against 20 other defendants have been dismissed.
The Honorable Lynn Leibovitz sentenced Powell to a total of 36 months in prison, but suspended all but four months of that time on the condition that he successfully complete two years of supervised probation. In sentencing the defendant, Judge Leibovitz said that she credited his early acceptance of responsibility, but at the same time was compelled to take into account the seriousness of his individual acts and choices during the disturbances. Powell was taken into custody immediately after the hearing today to begin serving his prison sentence.
When this guy is sitting in his jail cell, will he still think it was worth it to riot over politics?
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