#BlackLivesMatter in Ferguson – An Arsonist Gets Prison Time
It looks like somebody is finally going to get some justice in Ferguson, Missouri.
Antonio Whiteside, 27, pleaded guilty in April to one count of attempted arson and was sentenced by a federal judge Tuesday, Fox2Now reports. The store, the Ferguson Supermarket, was the same one Michael Brown robbed minutes before his fatal encounter with police officer Darren Wilson.
Whiteside is the second person to receive justice in Ferguson, Michael Brown was the first. Darren Wilson should have been given a medal of valor for shooting the thug Michael Brown.
Whiteside set the fire the night the grand jury correctly refused to indict officer Wilson.
He was sentenced to five years imprisonment on the federal charge.
The Ferguson Market blaze was put out quickly, but more than a dozen businesses were destroyed in fires that night.
The sentencing phase concluded the joint, cooperative investigation by the St. Louis County Police Department’s Bomb and Arson Unit and the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that enabled law enforcement to solve the case. The St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Office also provided significant assistance.
We hope he doesn’t enjoy his prison time and we also hope he got hit with fines to cover the cost of rebuilding the store he burned down.