Play stupid games...
A Brainerd, Minn., man who pleaded guilty to helping set fire to a Minneapolis police station during protests over the killing of George Floyd was sentenced Wednesday to four years in federal prison.
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. Robinson pleaded guilty in December to one count of conspiracy to commit arson.
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.
How invincible he must have felt, dressed in his riot gear, chucking Molotov cocktails and God only knows what else he was doing, feeling cool and tough for this first time in his life, thinking he was taking part in some righteous revolution.
Turns out, thank God, this is still America and you can't torch police stations during riots without consequences.
Given the harshness of the penalty, and the fact that he only pleaded to "lighting" the Molotov cocktail that "someone else threw," and he's only pleading guilty to "conspiracy," my guess is that he probably did much worse but his mommy and daddy hired him a really good lawyer.
Shame it didn't work out for him. 🤷♂️