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Protesters Sentenced To Two Years Prison For Throwing Bricks At San Francisco Police

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A year to the day after he was arrested for throwing bricks at San Francisco police officers, a protester was sentenced today to two years in state prison for a felony assault charge, prosecutors said. Jesse Nesbitt, 35, was one of dozens of people who occupied a building at 888 Turk St. on May 1, 2012, after marching from a May Day rally downtown. Nesbitt threw bricks and other projectiles from the roof of the building during the occupation. The bricks missed the officers but struck a bystander, who declined medical attention, and also struck a police vehicle. He was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of assault upon a police officer with a deadly weapon and one count of vandalism, but agreed on Jan. 29 to plead guilty to one count of assault with a deadly weapon, district attorney’s office spokesman Alex Bastian said. The charge is a strike under California’s three strikes law and is Nesbitt’s first strike, Bastian said.

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