Dawud Abdulwali (left), L.A. County Fire Fighters (right)
The Black Lives Matter arsonist, Dawud Abdulwali, who started the Da Vinci fire of 2014 in Los Angeles, California, sat in court on Monday, smug as could be, until it was time for the judge to sentence him. After Dawud pleaded “no contest,” the no-nonsense judge wrecked his world with a sentence he truly deserved.
According to Breitbart, Judge Stephen A. Marcus immediately sentenced Abdulwali to 15 years in prison and ordered him to pay $100 million in restitution. This 58-year-old Black Lives Matter thug won’t be smug for a while, and considering his age, it will be a miracle if he doesn’t die in prison. The fire he set in 2014 burned down a seven-story building and did considerable damage to surrounding buildings.
Abdulwali had previously said that the fire he set was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and his hate for law enforcement officers. He pleaded no contest to one count of arson and admitted to using an accelerant to start the Da Vinci fire on December 7, 2014, according to a statement provided by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
The Los Angeles Times reports that “the blaze caused between $20 million and $30 million in damage to the Da Vinci complex and an additional $50 million in damage to the DWP building, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The apartment complex’s owner also suffered approximately $100 million in lost potential revenue as a result of the fire, according to a probation report filed with the court.”
According to local news sources, Abdulwali’s act of arson also melted freeway signs and damaged other local buildings, including one owned by the Department of Water and Power. It is doubtful that this thug will ever be able to pay the $100 million in restitution, but at least his assets can be liquidated.
Edwyn Gomez, Abdulwali’s former roommate, reportedly told investigators that he heard Abdulwali ranting about wanting revenge for the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in the summer of 2014. Gomez said that Abdulwali also told him, “Cops kill my people,” and, “We should go do this, we should go burn some [expletive] down … We should go break some windows.”
At a later court hearing in May 2016, Gomez tried to recant his story, saying that he didn’t recall telling officers that he heard Abdulwali make those comments. The prosecutor in the case simply played the recorded conversation in court to prove Gomez was lying.
Before Abdulwali was arrested, authorities offered a staggering $170,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the arsonist.
Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas issued a statement following Abdulwali’s plea deal, saying, “Thanks to the hard work of dozens of investigators and the dedicated staff of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, a man who set one of the most expensive and destructive building fires in the City’s history will serve a lengthy prison sentence.” Terrazas also recognized the men and women who were involved in the case for their hard work.
Too bad for Abdulwali, the Superior Court of Los Angeles won’t accept restitution payment with an EBT card. I would like to see the Black Lives Matter’s organization held responsible for the $100 million in restitution. It is past time for these thugs to be held accountable for the crimes their followers are committing.
Heaven only knows how much they caused in damages in Ferguson, Missouri, over a low-life thug who tried to assault Officer Darren Wilson while he was on duty. Even though 15 years isn’t enough, I’m glad Abdulwali got what was coming to him