Tucson Anarchist Dane Rossman Sentenced to Three Years Probation, No Jail
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After one and a half years, Tucson anarchist Dane Rossman's charges from the anti-NSM action in Phoenix, November 2010, are finally more or less resolved.
Last May, the prosecution offered their first plea bargain - one count of Disorderly Conduct, a Class 6 Felony. This was a tremendous reduction from the original seven felony counts, which included class 3 and 4 charges of assaulting an officer. Not taking this plea would have meant that the prosecutor would reclassify all seven original charges as "dangerous offenses" which then carry mandatory minimum sentences. The potential total would have been over 20 years in prison, mandatory.
Dane took the plea, which required supervised probation and left any jail time up the judge. The charge carried a maximum of one year in jail.</td><td><img title="society..." src="http://anarchistnews.org/files/pictures/2012/trippedpublic.jpg"></td></t...
Last week, on July 10th, Dane had his sentencing hearing. Before a courtroom full of supporters from throughout Arizona, Dane was sentenced to three years of supervised probation with no initial jail sentence. Dane has also not had to pay any restitution to Phoenix Police Department, though the option has been left open should PPD pursue it before Dane's probation is done.
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