23-year-old Dylan Shakespeare Robinson has been ordered to pay $12 million for his part in the burning down of a police station in Minneapolis. He has also been sentenced to four years in prison. I wonder how he will pay the $12 million. maybe he could donate blood about 480,000 times. He could sell all of the furniture in the basement but his momma got real mad when he did that in order to buy the latest X-Box.
The fine must be paid after Robinson serves a four-year prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to the arson. Three others have been convicted but have not been sentenced yet. The station house was burned during the BLM riots in 2020. Robinson’s lawyer said that there is no possible way his client can come up with $12 million dollars which was part of his sentence which also includes two years of supervision.
“Dylan Shakespeare Robinson, 23, was also ordered to serve two years of supervised release and pay back $12 million for damages that resulted from the May 2020 precinct fire,” reported the Associated Press.
“A federal complaint accused Robinson of lighting a Molotov cocktail that another person threw toward the 3rd Precinct headquarters on East Lake Street. In addition, Robinson and others allegedly tore down a fence that surrounded the building,” the Associated Press added.
“Three other people have pleaded guilty in federal court for their roles in the precinct fire and are awaiting sentencing.”
Acting U.S. Attorney Anders Folk said:
“On the night of May 28, 2020, Mr. Robinson chose to depart from lawful protest and instead engaged in violence and destruction. The arson at the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct put lives at risk and contributed to widespread lawlessness in Minneapolis. With today’s sentence, Mr. Robinson is held accountable for his actions.”
I am actually in shock the any BLM rioter got convicted. Certainly very few have or will. In Minneapolis Gov Walz claims that arson cost the city $500 million dollars.
Compared to that $12 million isn’t much. Walz tried to get the money from Trump but he got nowhere.
Trump probably thought it was immoral to have your police stand down and then expect the rest of the country to pay for it.