Justice Grinds On for Lawless Creeps Who Rioted During Inauguration- Face 70 years in prison
US News Reports
"You are all going to jail," a police officer shouted after being shown press credentials on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington. A different officer poked a reporter with a baton when he asked to leave.
Professional photographer Alexei Wood, who live-streamed footage of the Jan. 20 march and its aftermath to Facebook, resigned himself to arrest.
In the months since, cases against seven other journalists, including those not affiliated with media companies, have been dropped. But at least two independent journalists still face charges.
One of them is Aaron Cantu, who has written for Vice, The Intercept, Al Jazeera America and other outlets. Cantu faces a single felony charge of rioting, which carries a statutory maximum of 10 years in prison.
Wood, the other, faces a statutory maximum of at least 70 years in prison after he and 211 others were indicted on additional rioting and destruction of property charges by a grand jury Thursday.
(This is why 212 are rightfully in big trouble:)
Each destruction of property charge carries a statutory maximum of 10 years in prison and a \$5,000 fine, according to the U.S. attorney's office.