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A Woman Is Sentenced to Prison For Burning Police Cars During Seattle Protests

A 26-year-old woman from Washington who pleaded guilty to arson in connection with the burning of five police cars during Seattle protests following the murder of George Floyd in 2020 has been sentenced to five years in federal prison.

Margaret Aislinn Channon’s sentencing came after she was arrested in June 2020 for setting fire to the police vehicles. She was identified from a video that showed a person starting the blazes while wearing distinctive clothing with tattoos on their hands. Channon was also shown breaking into downtown businesses and taking clothing and other items, according to The Seattle Times.

Court documents indicated that Channon admitted to smashing the window at a Verizon store and destroying the electronic cash register in a sandwich shop, the Times reported.

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