Chickens have finally come home to roost.
The first protestor (read: rioter) from Trump’s inauguration has been sentenced to four months in jail.
Dane Powell will serve four months followed by two months of probation after being convicted of a felony rioting charge and assaulting a police officer during the President’s inaugural ceremonies in Washington.
Check it out (via Roll Call):
Powell, who faced 14 charges, pleaded guilty to charges of felony rioting and felony assault on a police officer.
He told prosecutors he broke windows and threw “a brick, large rock, or piece of concrete at uniformed law enforcement,” WTOP reported. The U.S. attorney’s office for D.C. said in a statement that Powell “admitted being part of a group of rioters who moved approximately 16 blocks over a period of more than 30 minutes.”
“The group formed a ‘black bloc’ in which individual defendants 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 in an effort to prevent law enforcement from being able to identify the individual perpetrators of violence or property damage. Some of the members of the black bloc were armed with hammers, crowbars, wooden sticks, and other weapons.”
Activists apparently showed up at Powell’s sentencing to attempt to portray him as a hero, and prior to the sentencing were circulating a video of Powell carrying a child to “safety,” out of the line of law enforcement pepper spray.
Here’s the clip:
Okay, first of all, who brings their kid to a riot?
Second, I wonder if it occurred to any of these “activists” that police wouldn’t have felt the need to use pepper spray if not for rioters like Powell throwing bricks through windows and attacking law enforcement.
That’s none of my business I guess.