Dylan Shakespeare Robinson, 23, a BLM “mostly peaceful protester” who helped set fire to a Minneapolis police station during a mostly peaceful violent riot, has been sentenced to four years in federal prison, two years of supervised release, and repayment of $12 million restitution.
He was charged with helping tear down the perimeter fence and lighting a Molotov cocktail that another “peaceful protester” hurled into the occupied building, putting those inside at risk of being burned to death. All this while other “peaceful protesters” stood by chanting, “Burn it down! Burn it down!” (Note to Nancy Pelosi: This is what an actual insurgency looks like.) Three others have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit arson in connection with the assault, but have yet to be sentenced.
Robinson’s attorney protested that there is “no realistic chance” that he’ll be able to pay back $12 million, but he can think about how to do that during all the spare time he’ll have behind bars, along with, let us hope, reflecting on what he did and how he allowed his “passion for justice” to justify committing arson of an occupied building.
The Acting US Attorney said that Robinson chose (and “chose” is an important word to emphasize; these are not children but adults who should be able to control their behavior) to depart from legal protest and commit violence and destruction that put people’s lives at risk and contributed to widespread lawlessness. He said, “With today’s sentence, Mr. Robinson is held accountable for his actions.” Since the leaders of BLM keep lecturing us on accountability, I assume they have no objections to his sentence.
Note to Democrats in high political positions: If you had dealt with violent rioters this way right at the start - by arresting them and holding them accountable for their crimes instead of ordering the police to stand down, refusing to allow federal troops to stop them, blaming Trump for their violence, making excuses for them, contributing to funds to bail them out, or just letting them go the next day to do it again -- we wouldn’t still be dealing with their lawlessness to this day.
Maybe they wouldn’t be so convinced that they can get away with murder that Antifa (not a terrorist group but merely an “idea,” according to President Biden) released a video literally threatening to murder Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler. It also gave out his home address.
The coward making the threat was wearing a mask, but I presume it was hiding the face of a particular individual who has left some sort of trail on the Internet that authorities can track. If the feds can take the time to raid Rudy Giuliani’s apartment just to look for something he might have done wrong, th