BLM Rioter Jailed and Fined $12M for Setting Fire to Minneapolis Police Station
'Mostly peaceful' protests debunked
Black Lives Matter rioter Dylan Shakespeare Robinson will pay $12 million in restitution and spend four years in jail for helping burning down a police station in Minneapolis during the riots in the city last year.
In May 2020, one of the violent incidents, which the establishment and Democrats claimed was “mostly peaceful protests," Robinson played a role in burning down the police station.
23-year-old Robinson pleaded guilty for helping set fire to the Third Precinct of the Minneapolis Police Department and was sentenced earlier this week.
He will now serve his time in federal prison, and in addition to paying a massive fine, he will have two years of supervised release.
But Robinson's lawyer said, “there is no realistic chance” he will be able to pay $12 million.
Robinson allegedly helped rip down a perimeter fence and lit the Molotov cocktail before someone else threw it at the building, the federal complaint says.
“On the night of May 28, 2020, Mr. Robinson chose to depart from lawful protest and instead engaged in violence and destruction,” Anders Folk, acting U.S. Attorney, said in a Minnesota Department of Justice news release.
“The arson at the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct put lives at risk and contributed to widespread lawlessness in Minneapolis,” Folk continued.
"With today’s sentence, Mr. Robinson is held accountable for his actions.”
At the time Robinson and his co-conspirators breached the perimeter fence to throw the device, hundreds of people had gathered, and many began chanting, “Burn it down, burn it down."
Three others have also pleaded guilty in connection with the incident.
Protests exploded after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody on May 25 of last year.
During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, many rioters were allowed to flood city streets for these protests, often under the Black Lives Matter banner.
But the establishment media continued to downplay the violence claiming they were “mostly peaceful protests.”
The use of such a phrase came from a CNN reporter who stood in front of a large inferno calling it “FIERY BUT MOSTLY PEACEFUL PROTESTS AFTER POLICE SHOOTING.”
CNN ran the chyron tonight: "FIERY BUT MOSTLY PEACEFUL PROTESTS AFTER POLICE SHOOTING" while a fire raged in the background. pic.twitter.com/nEIKhTrepE— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) August 27, 2020
The estimated damage from the riots was upwards of $2 billion nationally.
But Democrats refused to call them riots until the incursion into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
In December, Radical-left Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) backed a proposal from the Minneapolis City Council to slash a staggering $8 million from the city's police department.
At the time, Omar defended the city council's proposal to defund the police by transferring $8M of funding from the MPD to other services.