Alabama woman convicted on federal anti-riot charge


An Alabama woman was found guilty on a federal civil disorder charge Wednesday following what appeared to be the first federal court trial of a participant in last year’s racial justice protests.

After several hours of deliberations, a jury in Mobile convicted Tia Pugh, 22, of the felony charge for smashing a local police cruiser’s window with a bat during a demonstration held just six days after the death of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis police sparked nationwide outrage.


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