Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Rioters' $500 Fine for Burning Down a Wendy's Sparks Outrage; Duo Plead Guilty to Burning Down Atlanta Wendy's During BLM Riot; Face No Jail Time and a $500 Fine

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Rioters' $500 Fine for Burning Down a Wendy's Sparks Outrage;
Conservatives are outraged after two people charged with burning down a Wendy's restaurant in Atlanta in the summer of 2020 were fined just $500 each.
Prosecutors said Chisom Kingston, Natalia Hanna White and John Wesley Wade set a fire that destroyed the Wendy's in June 2020 amid protests sparked by the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old Black man, by a police officer during an encounter outside the restaurant.
Kingston and White accepted plea deals on Thursday, just days before they were set to go on trial, WSB-TV reported. Both pleaded guilty to charges including arson in the first degree.
They will each have to pay a $500 fine, complete 150 hours of community service and serve five years of probation, according to the local station. Wade remains in federal custody.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican from Georgia, took to social media to rail against their sentences, comparing it to the punishments meted out to those charged with offenses related to the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol by supporters of former president Donald Trump.
"J6'ers are being locked up for years for walking in the Capitol and some never walked inside at all, but the guys who plead guilty to arson and burned down the Wendy's in Atl in 2020 BLM riots only have to pay a $500 fine!!!" Greene wrote on X, formerly Twitter.
"The scales of Justice have tipped so hard one way they have fallen off!!!" --->READ MORE HERE
Duo Plead Guilty to Burning Down Atlanta Wendy's During BLM Riot; face No Jail Time and a $500 Fine:
Two of the three individuals accused of burning a Wendy's to the ground during the 2020 BLM riots have pleaded guilty. For reducing the business to ash and rubble, Chisom Kingston and the woman whom Rayshard Brooks indicated was his "girlfriend," Natalie Hanna White, will have to pay a $500 fine and complete 150 hours of community service.
What's the background?
On June 12, Atlanta police attempted to arrest 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks at a Wendy's drive-thru in Atlanta after he blew over the legal limit on a Breathalyzer test. However, Brooks struck APD officer Devan Brosnan, grabbed the officer's taser, and attempted to flee. When APD officer Garrett Rolfe gave chase, Brooks took aim at Rolfe with the stolen taser and fired, ultimately prompting a defensive and definitive response from Rolfe.
The officers were initially slapped with a litany of charges by former Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard. However, a Georgia special prosecutor ultimately found in August 2022 that both officers "acted as reasonable officers would under the facts and circumstances of the events of that night."
Special prosecutor Peter Skandalakis stated, "Both acted in accordance with well-established law and were justified in the use of force regarding the situation."
While clarity ultimately prevailed, it was evidently in short supply on June 13, 2020 — not only because the anti-police narrative had been set following George Floyd's death in Minneapolis the previous month, but because liberal publications repeatedly claimed police had killed "an unarmed black man," notwithstanding the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's clear indication that Brooks had been wielding an officer's stun gun.
Torching the burger joint --->READ MORE HERE
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