Anti-Trump protester gets jail for Inauguration Day riots

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Dane Powell (left). Photo from NewObserverOnline.com


New reality for libtard butt hurt: Actions have consequences.
From NY Post: A Tampa man was sentenced to four months in jail Friday after participating in an inauguration day riot that injured six police officers and cost tens of thousands of dollars in damages in Washington D.C.
Dane Powell, 31, was captured on video carrying a black flag while throwing rocks and bricks at D.C. police officers and shattering store windows during the 30-minute riot that spanned 16 city blocks, prosecutors said. He was also dressed in black and had part of his face covered.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Kerkhoff said Powell was spotted in Logan Circle the day before President Trump’s inauguration with gas masks and carrying the same black flag seen in the video, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
“He initiated violence,” Kerkhoff said. “He came to the District of Columbia to engage in violence by hiding his face, throwing rocks and running. He’s a violent coward.”
Kerkhoff called Powell “among the most violent” of the defendants that participated in the riot. “He was throwing rocks and bricks at windows where people, customers and children were inside,” she said. “He charged the police line with bricks.”
Powell asked Judge Lynne Leibovitz for “leniency” and asked for “forgiveness for anyone who was scared, hurt or felt threatened,” the Times reported.
Powell’s attorney Ashley Jones told the court her client, who spent nine years in the Army, did not travel to D.C. to riot, but to protest peacefully. She also blamed police officers for inciting violence. “Mr. Powell’s motivation was to protest the inauguration,” Jones said. “And during that protest he got carried away.”
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Powell pleaded guilty in July to assault on a police officer and inciting a riot, which are considered felony charges.
Authorities said 234 people were arrested during the riots and of those, 198 cases are pending.
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Alma
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Alma

Only four months? Give me a break, I would charge him for everything he did, instigating to riot, hurting private property AND endangering the life of police officers, children and adults. and I would carefully run a background check so intense he would sit his a@@ in federal,prison till he can’t remember his name. S.O.B.

 
D-FensDogG
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>>… “A Tampa man was sentenced to four months in jail”
Are you sure that’s a Tampa man?
Looks like a Pakistani woman to me.
(But then maybe I’m being unfair to Pakistani women.)
~ D-FensDogG
[Link:) STMcC Presents ‘BATTLE OF THE BANDS’

 
MomOfIV
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MomOfIV

“She also blamed police officers for inciting violence.”
yeah, blame the cops because he’s an idiot…makes sense
I do wonder how this poor vet can afford an attorney

 
Crazycat
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Crazycat

. “And during that protest he got carried away.” Wow. Can’t wait until the pedophiles, rapists, drunk drivers, murders and wife beaters start using THIS defense. It’s a winner for sure……

 
MeThePeople
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MeThePeople

Dem Lib Judges strike again
He’ll be D-PendsDogG after four months in the gray bar honeymoon suite.
How about civil suites? Does he have income or assets?

 
Waco Bob
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Waco Bob

Four months? Good thing he didn’t kill anyone. The judge would have gotten really, really mad and gave him six months.

 
brackenkaren
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Should have been 4 years not 4 months. Now the Secret Service needs to go pay Linda Sarsour a little visit and arrest her for sedition and treason.

 
Dave
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Dave

If I’m a cop and this low-life subhuman is throwing bricks/rocks at me, I’m going to blow his sternum out and pin it to whatever he is standing in front of.

  • Which is probably why I’m not a cop. 😉
 
cogitoergosumantra
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Dude was in the U.S. Army 9 years?!?
Oh right, I remember the movie, “In the Army Now”… wait, that’s an unfair to say the dude looks like Pauly Shore; he looks more like a macaca. But then, that’s unfair to the macaca, too…

 
ManCavePatriot
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ManCavePatriot

Stupidity has consequences, but there still is no cure.

 
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