Sunday, April 30, 2017

Black Bloc Member Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Police; Faces 1-6 Years in Prison

Dane Powell
Dane Powell, 31, of Tampa, Florida is the first to enter a guilty plea on felony charges brought against 212 protesters accused of rioting and vandalizing property in Washington D.C. on January. 20, the day of President Trump’s swearing-in ceremony.

He is scheduled to be sentenced July 7 for breaking windows and throwing a “brick, large rock or piece of concrete” at officers after joining a mob of masked black bloc protesters who moved en masse across 16 blocks in about 30 minutes, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The plea was announced by U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Channing D. Phillips and Peter Newsham, Metropolitan Police Department acting chief.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Powell and others threw bricks, rocks and concrete pieces at officers, knocking one unconscious and sending others to the hospital.

“Under the District of Columbia’s voluntary sentencing guidelines, Powell faces an estimated range of 12 to 36 months in prison on each of the two charges,” said the release.


(via The Washington Times)

1 comment:

  1. Ya Know what pisses me off most about this guy? The "Free Palestine" tee shirt. Friends like this, Palestine doesn't need.