Two far-left rioters have walked free from court with a slap on the wrist from a sympathetic judge after they pleaded guilty to burning down a Wendy’s restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia during the Black Lives Matter (BLM) riots in 2020.
The Fulton County judge ruled that they should serve no jail time and, instead, sentenced the pair to five years of probation.
On June 12, 2020, the Wendy’s restaurant was the site of the fatal, officer-involved shooting of Rayshard Brooks.
Brooks had fallen asleep in the drive-thru, leading staff to call the police.
When Brooks was detained, he attacked the responding Atlanta Police Officer, Garret Rolfe.
Brooks was shot and killed after he tried to grab Rolfe’s taser.
Despite the circumstances of the shooting, the incident was used by BLM to ignite violent rioting.
The riots emerged shortly after George Floyd died of a fentanyl overdose in Minneapolis police custody.
Atlanta’s BLM chapter, along with other BLM groups and leftists nationwide, demanded that Rolfe be charged.
He ultimately was charged with murder by then-Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard, a Democrat.
However, the charges were dropped in 2022 by a special prosecutor.
Following Brooks’ death, riots erupted at the site of the shooting and the surrounding area.
The Wendy’s where Brooks was shot was soon torched by arsonists in what became a widely recognized image from the year-long.
In the days immediately following the blaze, armed BLM militants moved into the area and set up blockades.
The “cop-free zone” prevented law enforcement and other emergency services from accessing the area.
The armed BLM gangs controlling the area were given a free pass by the city’s leadership.
However, the area was shut down when BLM thugs murdered an 8-year-old Atlanta girl.
Secoriea Turner was riding in a vehicle with her mother and a friend on July 4, 2020.
The driver, who was lost, had sought to turn around near the Wendy’s in south Atlanta where members of the Bloods gang had erected a barricade.
When the car carrying Secoriea pulled into the parking lot, armed thugs opened fire into the vehicle and killed the young child.
Two men were arrested for her death.
Meanwhile, the two suspects charged with torching the Wendy’s had accepted generous plea deals.
Chisom Kingston and Natalie White were each sentenced to five years of probation, court records show.
Both Kingston and White will also be forced to complete 150 hours of community service and pay a $500 fine.
A third suspect, John Wade, was indicted for his role in starting the blaze this past January.
According to an analysis from The Guardian, upward of 99 percent of charges brought against Black Lives Matter rioters in 2020 were dropped by local prosecutors.