Black Lives Matter protests have been marred by violence over and over again, and often, the rioters and looters responsible get away with it. But one man, at least, is going to be brought to justice after lighting an apartment complex on fire.
Dawud Abdulwali set the Da Vinci apartment complex, located in downtown Los Angeles, on fire. The complex was not yet completed, and thankfully, no one was injured in the blaze. Why did he do it? Once caught, he told police that it was a protest on behalf of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Monday, Abdulwali was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his arson. He pleaded no contest to one charge of arson, and said he used an “accelerant” to start the blaze. He was “inspired” by the Black Lives Matter movement, and felt rage towards police officers.
But Abdulwali wasn’t just ordered to spend time in prison. He also was ordered pay restitution, which could be as much as $100 million.