Two Black Lives Matter (BLM) rioters who pleaded guilty to torching Wendy’s fast food restaurant in Atlanta in 2020 were sentenced to five years of probation and a $500 fine.
Chisom Kingston and Natalie White were charged with conspiracy to commit arson in the first degree, and two counts of first-degree arson.
Both pleaded guilty in a plea deal, according to court records.
Kingston and White must complete 150 hours of community service.
In addition to charges, John Wesley Wade, 35, was indicted for the same fire in January this year.
John Wesley Wade, an Antifa rioter was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison yesterday on federal arson charges.— AntifaWatch (@AntifaWatch2) March 2, 2022
With 2 others he smashed windows of an Atlanta police car then set fire to 5 USPS vehicles in the lead up to the 2020 election while trying to frame the Proud Boys https://t.co/h4EznK9Zca pic.twitter.com/A0QW9wXeCW
Initially, all three pleaded not guilty and waived their arraignments in March 2022,
The charges stem from BLM riots, which took place over the death of Rayshard Brooks, who was killed in a police-involved shooting in June 2020.
Brooks allegedly punched police officer David Brosnan and stole his taser while under investigation for a DUI in the parking lot of the Wendy’s restaurant.
Brooks reportedly aimed the Taser at Officer Brosnan.
However, a second officer, Garrett Rolfe, shot and killed rooks during the altercation.
Brooks allegedly punched Brosnan, causing a concussion.
Wade was out on bail for burning down the Atlanta Wendys where Rayshard Brooks was shot. He was wearing an ankle monitor at the time of the USPS arsons.— AntifaWatch (@AntifaWatch2) March 2, 2022
He was indicted for that in January. Any sentence that comes from that case will not run concurrently according to sentencing. pic.twitter.com/qMs0biMICl
In response to the incident, BLM rioters burnt down Wendy’s in protest of Brooks’ death.
Later, violent demonstrations exploded over the city in the months following.
Former Fulton County District Attorney charged officers Rolfe and Brosnan.
Brosnan was charged with aggravated assault, while Rolfe faces felony murder and assault charges.
Ninety-nine percent of charges brought against BLM rioters in 2020 were dropped by local prosecutors, according to an analysis from The Guardian.
Earlier this year, the United States Court of Appeals in Washington, DC, admitted that BLM rioters were treated better compared to some pro-life protesters.
In 2020, DC police arrested 2 pro-life protesters for chalking “Black Pre-Born Lives Matter” but never arrested any BLM protesters for covering streets, sidewalks, and storefronts with paint and chalk.— Marina Medvin 🇺🇸 (@MarinaMedvin) August 15, 2023
🚨 TODAY, after an appeal, the DC Circuit ruled that the pro-life protesters… pic.twitter.com/rhgkuzKCQf
The news comes just under a month after New York City officials agreed to pay $13 million to violent “2020 Summer of Love” BLM and Antifa protesters after they caused damage to 45 businesses.