Baltimore Rioter Gregory Butler Jr. Ordered To Pay An Extreme Amount Of Restitution

Gregory Lee Butler Jr., a Baltimore Rioter, has been ordered to pay $1 Million in restitution

Gregory Butler Jr., a Baltimore Rioter, has been ordered to pay $1 Million in restitution

Baltimore Rioter Gregory Butler Jr. Ordered To Pay An Extreme Amount Of Restitution

Baltimore, MD – Gregory Butler Jr. has been ordered to pay $1 million in restitution for endangering lives and destroying property during the Baltimore riots.

To those of us in Baltimore, it seems like it was just yesterday when the Baltimore riots were going on. We have so many disturbing memories from this incident dating back to April 2015.  Today though, we have a little bit of redemption as a Baltimore rioter has been ordered to pay $1 million in restitution for puncturing a fire hose.

On April 27, 2015 a CVS pharmacy was set ablaze and the Baltimore Fire Department promptly responded. Our heroic hose-dragging brothers and sisters not only faced the dangers of the fire, but also the violent rioters that surrounded them. In a video captured on CNN a male subject, now identified as twenty-two-year-old Gregory Butler Jr., could be seen puncturing the very fire hose not only protecting firefighters inside the CVS but also keeping their beloved city from burning down. Butler didn’t just puncture the hose once, but twice.

Because of Gregory Butler’s crime the hose released the high pressure needed to spray water on the growing fire. As a direct result, operations to battle the fire were delayed and it took longer to put the fire out.

There was no denying that Gregory Butler Jr. was guilty for the incident. Those 30 seconds of impulsive mayhem cost Butler big and he ultimately pleaded guilty to puncturing the hose. U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz brought down the hammer of justice, sentencing Butler to not only pay the $1 million in restitution but to also serve 250 hours of community service and three years of supervised released probation.

Butler has been ordered to pay $100 a month while on supervised release or face violating his release conditions. To put that into perspective, Butler would need to pay $100 a month for the next 833 years to pay back the $1 million, so we aren’t quite sure how he ever plans to fully pay back the city of Baltimore. It’s also not clear if the court will enforce the payments after his three years of supervision. Regardless, we are pleased to finally see more justice being brought to those who had caused so much damage and chaos.

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  • duder1897

    Put him in jail until the full amount has been paid.

    • Patriot Baker

      But then the citizens are paying for his keep. Not that he won’t end up in there at some point, anyway, of course.

      • duder1897

        Send the bill to his family.

  • Katlin Cross

    Obama will pardon him and invite him to the White House

  • Bob Taylor

    He should have gotten at least 2000 hours of community service and 10 years probation.