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Stanley Cup rioter to avoid jail – and Starbucks – as part of sentence

A Starbucks coffee shop sign sits behind broken glass after an anti-WTO protest in Seattle in 1999. Windows were similarly smashed during Vancouver’s 2011 Stanley Cup riot.

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A Stanley Cup rioter who smashed windows at a downtown Vancouver business has been sentenced but he won't spend any time behind bars, Vancouver's News1130 is reporting.

Twenty-seven-year-old Richard MacMillan has been given a six-month conditional term that includes a curfew, counselling, and a ban on using drugs and alcohol.

He'll also be on probation for a year and must stay away from Starbucks outlets.

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On the night of the riot in June of 2011, Mr. MacMillan smashed the windows of a Starbucks, saying later he wanted to show contempt for corporate greed.

The judge decided against jail time because Mr. MacMillan has a history of depression, mental illness, and drug abuse.

The judge says Mr. MacMillan has good prospects and has shown remorse.

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