15 month sentence for road sign violence

A protestor who allegedly threw a sign from a bridge received a 15 month sentence, according to this report.

Bradley Neil Crowder, 23, of Austin, Texas, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony terroristic threat charge in Ramsey County District Court. As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors dropped a charge of aiding and abetting second-degree assault, which carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison.

Crowder will serve the sentence concurrently with a two-year federal sentence for his role in a plot to make Molotov cocktails and attack police during the convention. In January, he pleaded guilty to possessing an unregistered firearm, which is how federal law defines Molotov cocktails.

Crowder was among three protesters charged with throwing the sign off the Marion Street bridge on Sept. 1, 2008. The sign landed 3 feet from a Philadelphia police officer assigned to the convention.

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