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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

13 get 5 days in jail for Black Lives Matter protest on I-95

Thirteen protesters have been sentenced to five days in jail for illegally blocking traffic on Interstate 95 in Richmond during a Black Lives Matter protest in July.

All 13 demonstrators pleaded guilty Monday afternoon in Richmond General District Court as part of a plea agreement.

While the judge allowed some to report to jail in December — at least one woman was granted a delay because she has upcoming college exams — others were immediately escorted off by sheriff’s deputies to begin serving jail time.

“It was rush hour. They put themselves in danger, and they put other people potentially in danger, so we thought that five days in jail was an appropriate punishment,” said Richmond Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Davis Powell, the prosecutor in the cases.

Powell said in an interview afterward that the defendants’ behavior was “rather irresponsible,” adding that while demonstrators have the right to protest peacefully, “stopping rush-hour traffic is an entirely different thing. ... We thought that warranted punishment.”

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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

And take away their momma's internet. They dont deserve it. Useful idiots. Maybe bubba at the county lock up will show them how blacks love really matters.

Anonymous said...

Hey, it as rush hour! Why delay ant sentencing? The rush hour folk don't care!

Anonymous said...

Trump will give them 50 days.

Anonymous said...

good, but not enough. 30 days in the hole.

Anonymous said...

Good start. Maybe the next judge will give the next group of lawbreakers 10 days.

Anonymous said...

It has begun!

Anonymous said...

I see a black tropper. All the protestors appear to be white?

Anonymous said...

They better not step out on the freeway in front of me, I would drive over them! That is what everyone should do, it is against the law to block a roadway and pests-redians on a freeway are also against the law.

Anonymous said...

What happened to 30 days?

Anonymous said...

Should have been sentenced to 95 days since it happened on I95.

Not Quite Understanding said...

Since the protestor's are blocking other's "freedom of movement" then they are in a way, wrongfully imprisoning those people who are trying to get to and from work or any other destination as far as that goes. They should get 30 days.

Anonymous said...

Good that is where they belong

Anonymous said...

Remember that song, 30 days in the hole?