Dylan Shakespeare Robinson will be spending the next four years in prison and will be fined $12 million in restitution after burning down a Minneapolis police station, according to The Western Journal.
“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.”
“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.”
“Three other people have pleaded guilty in federal court for their roles in the precinct fire and are awaiting sentencing.”
“Surveillance video at the precinct shows Robinson lighting an “incendiary device” held by another person and later setting a fire inside the station near a first-floor stairwell.”
Acting U.S. Attorney Anders Folk stated, “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.”
Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jeff Reed stated, “ATF is committed to investigating the civil unrest arsons of 2020 that occurred throughout the Twin Cities.”
“Arson, being inherently violent, is a serious crime that put many of our community members at risk, and it cannot be tolerated.”
Michael Paul stated, “The danger posed by the defendant, in this case, was very real.”
“Today’s sentencing sends a clear message — regardless of motivation, when someone is intent on conducting a violent act that breaks federal law, the FBI and our law enforcement partners will move assertively to hold them accountable.”
“This type of behavior puts public servants and our entire community in danger, and we simply will not let it go unaddressed.”
The horrific scene was called a “mostly peaceful protest” while fires raged.
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
From The Western Journal:
Dylan Shakespeare Robinson will spend four years behind bars and pay $12 million in restitution for his role in burning down a police station.
It happened during a May 2020 riot that was one of many violent incidents the establishment media repeatedly deemed “mostly peaceful protests” — and his sentence exposes the media lie for what it was.
The 23-year-old man from Brainerd, Minnesota, previously pleaded guilty for helping set fire to the Third Precinct of the Minneapolis Police Department but was sentenced Wednesday, The Associated Press reported.
Robinson will serve his time in federal prison plus two years of supervised release in addition to coughing up the hefty sum, though his lawyer claimed “there is no realistic chance” he will be able to pay it.
According to the federal complaint, Robinson allegedly helped rip down a perimeter fence and lit the Molotov cocktail that another person threw at the building, setting it ablaze.
Hundreds of people had gathered and many began chanting “Burn it down, burn it down” at the time Robinson and his co-conspirators breached the perimeter fence and threw the incendiary device.
Three others in connection with the incident have also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit arson but have yet to be sentenced.
Following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody on May 25 of last year, many protests sprang up in major cities with several of them turning violent and destructive — not just for one night, but sometimes for several nights in an unending siege.