This should set a precedence for future anti-Trump rioters that want to get violent.
After more than 5 months, the rioters on Trump’s inauguration day were criminally charged and sentenced.
via The Washington Times:
“The first of more than 200 protesters criminally charged with rioting during President Trump’s inauguration was sentenced to four months behind bars Friday after pleading guilty to a pair of felonies.
Dane Powell, 31, was arrested along with 233 others on January 20 and initially faced a total of 14 charges before pleading guilty in April to rioting and assaulting a police officer.
Powell had traveled from Florida to peacefully protest Mr. Trump’s swearing-in but “got carried away,” his attorney, Ashley Jones, said during Friday’s sentencing hearing in Washington, D.C., The Tampa Bay Times reported.
Indeed, investigators showed video evidence during Friday’s hearing of Powell breaking windows and throwing rocks at police officers during a destructive Inauguration Day melee on the streets of D.C.
Powell conceded in court filings to participating in a “black bloc” protest in which over 200 people wore “black or dark colored clothing, gloves, scarves, sunglasses, ski masks, gas masks, goggles, helmets, hoodies and other face-concealing and face-protecting items to conceal their identities.”
Powell “admitted being part of a group of rioters who moved approximately 16 blocks over a period of more than 30 minutes,” the Justice Department said in press release Friday. “He also admitted that he participated in breaking windows at two businesses and throwing a brick, large rock, or piece of concrete at uniformed law enforcement officers during the riot.””
Do you agree with reports that the rioting on Trump’s inauguration was master mined by anti-Trump political forces?