Two of the three Black Lives Matter (BLM) rioters who burned down a Wendy’s in Atlanta, Georgia, during the riots in 2020 have accepted shocking plea deals that include just a $500 fine, probation and zero jail time.
Chisom Kingston and Natalie White have both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit arson in the first degree and two counts of first-degree arson in a plea deal, according to court records. Their sentences include five years of probation, a $500 fine and 150 hours of community service. Both Kingston and White are scheduled to appear for trial next week and it is unclear how the plea deals will impact the outcome.
The arson occurred in the summer of 2020 in response to the justified police shooting of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks. Atlanta police officers pulled Brooks over in the Wendy’s drive-thru on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). After getting out of his car, Brooks punched Atlanta police officer David Brosnan hard enough to cause a concussion and stole his taser. He then aimed the taser at Brosnan — prompting Officer Garret Rolfe to shoot and kill Brooks during the altercation.
Blue Lives Matter, The Rayshard Brooks Shooting pic.twitter.com/q0fhFlWonk
— Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) June 16, 2020
Despite the bodycam footage and the facts of the case, BLM and ANTIFA terrorists began rioting in support of Brooks and against police officers after the incident. They created an autonomous zone at the site of the Wendy’s and ultimately burned the building down. The autonomous zone was dismantled by police a few days later, but violent riots continued throughout Atlanta over the next few months. While the autonomous zone was still in place, a group of rioters fired multiple gunshots at a random vehicle in the Wendy’s parking lot on July 4, 2020 — murdering an eight-year-old girl who was riding in the car with her mother and another adult.
NEW: Two BLM rioters, Chisom Kingston and Natalie White responsible for setting fire to a Wendy's in Atlanta, Georgia during Black Lives Matter riot in 2020. Both plead guilty to conspiracy to commit arson in the first degree and two counts of first-degree arson.
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Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard initially charged Officers Rolfe and Brosnan with several crimes over Brooks’ death, though the charges were ultimately dropped after investigator and former prosecutor Danny Porter concluded that “the use of deadly force was objectively reasonable.”
Meanwhile, the third BLM rioter who participated in burning down the Atlanta Wendy’s was indicted on the same charges in January of this year. All three of the arsonists initially pleaded not guilty in March 2022 and waived their arraignments, but John Wesley Wade was the only one who refused to take the plea deal.
Wade, the third rioter who burned down the Wendy’s, is a prominent BLM activist in Atlanta and led several protests in the summer of 2020. He was also arrested on federal charges in October 2020 over a string of violent riots, receiving a sentence of five years in federal prison in March 2022 for arson. Wade was among a group of violent rioters who torched Atlanta police vehicles and U.S. Postal Service property in the lead-up to the 2020 election.
The BLM arsonists attempted to frame the Proud Boys for their crimes, leaving notes that read “Stand By” — referring to a previous comment from former President Donald Trump, when he told the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by.”
John Wesley Wade, an Antifa rioter was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison yesterday on federal arson charges.
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
— AntifaWatch (@AntifaWatch2) March 2, 2022