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Two Brooklyn Lawyers Charged in Molotov Cocktail Attack on NYPD Cruiser

Two Brooklyn Lawyers Charged in Molotov Cocktail Attack on NYPD Cruiser

Federal prosecutors charged them “with causing damage to a police vehicle by fire and explosives.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I26neBjcs8M

Two Brooklyn lawyers face federal charges after allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails into an NYPD cruiser during the riots.

Colinford King Mattis, a Princeton graduate and associate at Pryor Cashman LLP, and human rights lawyer Urooj Rahman are accused of throwing the cocktail into the unoccupied car.

Federal prosecutors charged them “with causing damage to a police vehicle by fire and explosives.”

The New York Daily News published a picture of Rahman, who used a Bud Light bottle as the device:

Rahman hurled the bottle, which was filled with gasoline, into the cruiser. But the Bud Light Molotov cocktail failed to ignite, law enforcement sources said.

Cops gave chase and stopped Mattis’ van nearby on Willoughby St. They found the makings of another Molotov cocktail in the back seat along with a gasoline container, authorities say.

Mattis and Rahman have never been arrested before. Mattis also serves on the Community Board 5 as “vice chairman of the by laws committee and serves on the housing and land use committee headed by prominent activist Viola Plummer.”

They will be arraigned today “before a federal magistrate in United States District Court in Brooklyn, and it could not be determined if they have lawyers representing them yet.”

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White supremacist agitators, obviously.

I’m sure Mayo de Blasio is as proud of them as he is of his Antifa daughter. Hopefully these two will lose their bar tickets.

    Pettifogger in reply to dystopia. | June 1, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    An absolute disgrace if they’re not disbarred. But this is New York, so they may be given a commendation instead.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to Pettifogger. | June 2, 2020 at 2:08 pm

      My repeated experience is that you can take someone out of the ghetto, but you cannot take the ghetto out of them.

      This tendency to commit crime is amazing. Teach them to speak well, hand them an affirmative degree, make them prosperous, and then watch the facade crumple.

      There was another story where someone threw a molotov cocktail, and the bottle did not break, another person (black male) and throws it overhand, tipping the bottle such that gas flowed out, burning, down his back and it looked like his head. What a dumb shit, evolution in action.

      I hope the cops check emergency rooms, and arrest and charge him.

When you type pryor cashman /lawyers and go the list of lawyers his name has already been removed.

So somethings going on with his career

“Colinford Mattis, 32, is a member of Pryor Cashman’s Corporate Group, according to his listing on the firm’s website Sunday”

Not any more. Now he’s a real prior Pryor attorney. And if convicted he’ll be a felon and will lose the law ticket permanently.

Not unreasonable to believe that he’s an AA beneficiary, schools, jobs. And this is the gratitude.

    Paul in reply to pfg. | June 1, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    When people grow up being given everything without earning it, they learn that gratitude isn’t necessary. A generation of narcissistic ingrates is the inevitable result of affirmative action and the incessant educational focus on self-esteem.

      GWB in reply to Paul. | June 1, 2020 at 1:58 pm

      It’s not just affirmative action. Plenty of folks on both sides of the racial ‘aisle’ who are self-centered, entitled jerks because they were never held to account for their actions, or their ideas.

        JusticeDelivered in reply to GWB. | June 2, 2020 at 2:13 pm

        True, here are plenty, but the per capita rate is much higher with blacks, I don’t understand what causes this, I suspect it is a combination of dull witted and crap culture.

    Pettifogger in reply to pfg. | June 1, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    Much of what a lawyer sells is judgment. How much would you pay for the benefit of his judgment?

    persecutor in reply to pfg. | June 1, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    I guess the firm’s internal review has been completed. Oh well, maybe he can still claim his unemployment benefits while in custody.

Connivin Caniff | June 1, 2020 at 1:15 pm

Lowering the Bar.

The terrorist designation is a slow fuse.

    Milhouse in reply to Petrushka. | June 1, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    The “terrorist designation” is a nullity. There is no such thing as a “domestic terrorist organization”, so the president can’t designate one. There are domestic terrorist acts, but they don’t need to be designated; they exist on their own and can be charged by any federal prosecutor who cares to.

This is reminiscent of the 1960s when the anti-police and anti-government terroristic types (we didn’t use the term “domestic terrorist” back then, but that what they were) became the cultural heroes of the zeitgeist. Think Weather Underground for whites and the Black Panthers for blacks. Tom Wolfe even wrote a book about the latter. One thing the left always does is recycle old plays from their playbook.

    GWB in reply to maxmillion. | June 1, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    Another Summer of ’68?

    I would argue that the terrorism of the 1960s never really ended. We should consider what is going on since then as a hot civil war with (so far) a very modest body count.

    Do folks think I exaggerate? In the 1960s the terrorists were nominally attached to the McGovern wing of the Democrat Party. The 60s terrorists had considerable above-ground support in the form of pricy legal representation and the worship of Hollywood and the media. As a result few terrorists went to jail, and every single one enjoyed hagiographic support. Today the terrorists still have the same support and ALL Democrat politicians are openly supporting the terrorists’ tactics and goals.

    Domestic terrorist: is a butler who shoots you in the back.

    CapeBuffalo in reply to maxmillion. | June 2, 2020 at 4:28 am

    Thanks for remembering my “coming of age “ decade. Spent my Summer of Love in SE Asia. Different strokes for different folks.

It seems these two legal eagles didn’t think things through very well. Probably for the best that they will no longer have clients, if they were this incredibly stupid with their own welfare, I can’t imagine they would be very helpful to those paying them to defend them.

Paul In Sweden | June 1, 2020 at 1:29 pm

The differences between the Democrats and Republicans should be already crystal clear.

We face a growing divergence. Where is this all going to take our nation?

stevewhitemd | June 1, 2020 at 1:31 pm

The young lawyer is a Princeton grad and NYU law grad. Together the tuition, fees, housing, etc. for that seven years of education is at least a half-million dollars. Both institutions are plums; both have high standards (they say); both have alum associations that work life-long to advance a person.

Mr. Mattis has thrown all this away. Even if his connections and leftist ideology find him high quality legal counsel, he’s likely to be convicted of attempted murder and highly likely to lose his bar license. It’s difficult for me to imagine that this was momentary madness and rage; one would think that a lawyer would be the one out there counseling patience and responsible behavior.

No, it’s a combination of foolishness, arrogance, and a sense that he was inviolate based on his status and education. In a word, hubris. And now he’s going to be brought down low.

    JimWoo in reply to stevewhitemd. | June 1, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    I hope you’re right.

    convicted of attempted murder
    They haven’t been charged with that because the vehicle was unoccupied.

      persecutor in reply to GWB. | June 1, 2020 at 3:37 pm

      And I’m glad that they filed the charges in Federal court…in Kings County Supreme I’m sure that the Dem DA would let them plead down an attempted Arson first degree to a Disorderly Conduct with the DA offering an apology to them for having detoured them from their chosen career paths.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to GWB. | June 2, 2020 at 2:20 pm

      How many other molotov cocktails had he thrown?

    “Mr. Mattis has thrown all this away. Even if his connections and leftist ideology find him high quality legal counsel, he’s likely to be convicted of attempted murder and highly likely to lose his bar license.”

    In a sane world, he would be convicted and disbarred. But in the social circles the little terrorist run in this incident only enhances his future job prospects.

    Also, I would not count on his being convicted and/or disbarred. We are in the middle of a hot civil war, and have been since the late 1960s (albeit with a relatively small body count so far). It is a sad fact that many war crimes and human rights violations go unpunished, and I would not be surprised if that happens in this case. The US Department of Justice is chock-full of Resistance types, and the Federal judiciary is an open sewer.

    alaskabob in reply to stevewhitemd. | June 1, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    He was just polishing his CV for the SPLC.

    Cop vehicle was unoccupied and they haven’t been charged with attempted murder. Just keeping it factual.

      If they believed the car was occupied, factual impossibility might not work as a defense, because the crime can be charged as ATTEMPT murder.

      All those FEMA camps obama build and all those bullets he had the US government buy for hillary clinton reign of terror.

      Oops.

    rscalzo in reply to stevewhitemd. | June 2, 2020 at 10:20 am

    The vehicle was not occuppied. There was another incident where the suspects were charged with that crime.

I’m sorry for being so un-woke, but BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!

” “with causing damage to a police vehicle by fire and explosives.”

They will go free in New York. That’s if they stay around for the process.

    persecutor in reply to Davod1. | June 1, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    No, they won’t be…the charges were filed by the US Attorney, not the NYPD/Kings County DA–these young men are probably settling into their new lives as guests of the Bureau of Prisons. Maybe they’ll be given the Epstein Suite in the MCC.

I’m not so sure they won’t be getting away with it. People of color, highly educated. There’s some kind of victim card to play here. I don’t think any arrested rioters will be doing jail time. Color me cynical.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Titan28. | June 2, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    That is why they need to be shot, improving the gene pool and greatly lowering future costs.

Published in Bezo’s Washington Post:

The Washington Post has published an opinion editorial by “historian” Mark Bray, author of the contentious AntiFa Handbook which has been endorsed by radical left politicians such as Keith Ellison. Worse still, Bray’s endorsements of violence were even condemned by his own college:
https://thenationalpulse.com/news/wapo-publishes-anti-historian/

Follow the money to Antifa. It is now a terrorist organization. If bezo billions in donating to leftist groups leads to Antifa….

I realize many of you get frustrated with my jabbing Barr, but this is the kind of thing Barr should be investigating, very publicly. And it’s the kind of thing corrupt FBI head Wray should be investigating – from his prison cell.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to TheFineReport.com. | June 1, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    Have you seen?

    Lots of Folks are saying the Congress DEMS knew the riots were primed and just waiting for an excuse to riot – so that is why Pelosi and the DEMS refused to return to DC for “work.”

    Any update on this matter

    House GOP to Sue Democrats over Proxy Voting

    https://www.cnsnews.com/article/washington/melanie-arter/house-gop-sue-democrats-over-proxy-voting

    Boycott Amazon and all his related businesses

    Milhouse in reply to TheFineReport.com. | June 1, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Follow the money to Antifa. It is now a terrorist organization. If bezo billions in donating to leftist groups leads to Antifa….

    No, it is NOT legally a “terrorist organization”, because there is no such thing. It remains perfectly legal to donate money to it, so long as the donor is not an actual conspirator in any specific criminal act. So Bezos can’t say “Here’s some cash, go buy bombs and blow something up”; but he can say “You guys do good work, here’s some cash, I’m sure you’ll think of something good to do with it”.

    Now if it were operating outside the USA then the Secretary of State could designate it a foreign terrorist organization and then it would be a crime to give it any kind of material support.

      alaskabob in reply to Milhouse. | June 1, 2020 at 6:27 pm

      Is Amazon not an international business? As such monies from within and outside the country are mixed. Who is to say the money donated is traceable to the US or foreign?

        Milhouse in reply to alaskabob. | June 1, 2020 at 6:38 pm

        Amazon is not a terrorist organization. So where it’s located is irrelevant. Antifa are the terrorists, so if they were foreign they could be designated a foreign terrorist organization and it would then be illegal to give them money. Since they’re domestic that’s not possible.

      What planet are you on?

      Where do you come up with these statements with ZERO legal citation?

        Milhouse in reply to TheFineReport.com. | June 2, 2020 at 3:51 am

        I’m in the USA, where what I wrote is exactly the law, which I have read and you have not. The law about foreign terrorist organizations is very clear. It specifies exactly how they can be designated, how they can appeal that designation, and what the legal consequences are upon being designated. People are sitting in prison right now for giving material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. And the law is very clear that to qualify the organization must be outside the USA. There is no corresponding category for domestic organizations. And the reason is probably because such a category would likely be unconstitutional.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to TheFineReport.com. | June 2, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    They also need to looking into black RICO, conspiring to violate other peoples’ civil rights, scheming to collect money in insurance shakedowns, etc. They are trying to create a free pass of blacks to commit crime.

These ding-dongs need to find better lawyers to represent them than they themselves are. Maybe they can plead insanity.

    You never know: remember, a jury of their peers will have to convict them. We just might be seein “OJ” juries en masse.

    That’s why it’s better to shoot looters down in the streets.

The charges seem a little light! How about terrorism?

    Come on – Wray runs the FBI. Barr runs the DOJ.

    This guy will probably get a job with Wray, and by the time Barr gets around to prosecuting him, the guy will die of old age.

healthguyfsu | June 1, 2020 at 3:00 pm

This is what diversity quotas bring to the law school near you.

Palestinian keffiyeh for a mask. Fits. Reminder …. use diesel for the wick and gasoline for the bottle. I’d give them the “Anarchist’s Handbook” to read … while they are in the slammer for oh 10 to 20 sounds right. Somewhere two people were deprived of a legal education for these two dullards.

The NY Feds .. Southern District? That will go nowhere if the case.

nydailynews dropped the ball on the photo caption. That isn’t a “black and white striped scarf”.

That is a keffiyeh, the Arab headdress thought to be cool by a lot of “revolutionary” types. It reveals both the mindset of the perp as well as the PC-ness of the nydailynews editing.

    nordic_prince in reply to openeyes. | June 1, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    That’s what I was wondering as well – that b&w scarf looks an awful lot like the scarves the Palestinians wore around campus back in the day when I went to college.

    Jew-haters and leftists and Islamists have a common goal: destroy Christianity and Judaism, then take over the cinders of a society.

    Then start killing each other to see who finally rules.

    Second Amendment, darlings. Second Amendment.

As an attorney, I am incredibly offended that a licensed attorney would do this. What is the difference between them and any other attorney who has been disbarred for stealing from clients or engaging in other crimes? If the New York Bar doesn’t move swiftly to disbar these two, then the New York Bar isn’t good for anything.

    Milhouse in reply to rochf. | June 1, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    It’ll probably wait for a conviction first.

      You know the NY Bar better than I do, but if they are not convicted they might also escape disbarment.

      What if they are convicted (a possibility but not a certainty) and NOT disbarred? I could see “Resistance”- minded lawyers fighting tooth and nail to prevent disbarment. That could be quite a donnybrook…

      rscalzo in reply to Milhouse. | June 2, 2020 at 10:23 am

      No doubt.

    The Bar doesn’t have to do a thing. Upon conviction, their dismbarment is AUTOMATIC:

    “A lawyer convicted of a state felony (or its equivalent) is automatically disbarred, by operation of law, without the intervention or even the knowledge of any court or disciplinary agency. New York Judiciary Law §90(4)(a) provides that a lawyer “who shall be convicted of a felony… shall upon such conviction, cease to be an attorney and counsellor-at-law, or to be competent to practice law as such.” Judiciary Law §90(4)(e) defines a “felony” as any New York state felony or “any criminal offense committed in any other state, district or territory of the United States and classified as a felony therein which if committed within this state, would constitute a felony in this state.”

    http://www.newyorklegalethics.com/automatic-disbarment-for-felony-convictions-time-to-rethink-old-rule/

    Learn to code in prison.

But the Bud Light Molotov cocktail failed to ignite

These people will be a lot more dangerous if they ever manage to figure out the secret of fire.

Chief White Bear | June 1, 2020 at 5:42 pm

Ummm, the scarf she is wearing is called a keffiyeh. It is of Palestinian origin. There is no need to guess her loyalties – she wears it around her empty head.

    rocky71 in reply to Chief White Bear. | June 1, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    Beg pardon, but a keffiyeh has many different names among the many different peoples that wear them (including ‘cemedanî’, ‘chafiye’, ‘dastmal yazdi’, ‘ghutrah’, ‘ḥaṭṭah’, ‘mashadah’, & of course ‘shemagh’ which is a preferred term used by non-revolutionary Americans) and is a traditional headwear said to originate in the Arabian peninsula. The “Palestinian” connotation only occurred because that’s simply what people in the region wore when the area came to notoriety for Muslim revolt.

OwenKellogg-Engineer | June 1, 2020 at 5:43 pm

These two give “lawfare” an entirely new meaning.

Those two should have specialized in criminal law instead

Notice the woman wearing a “kefiyeh” scarf, favored by Arab so-called “Palestinian” jihadists/terrorists, and, now, a fashion symbol for vile Dhimmi-crats wishing to show “solidarity” with those reprobates.

Mattis can now call himself a “prior Pryor Cashman Assocciate.”

WERE lawyers. Their felony conviction will cause them to be disbarred.

“A lawyer convicted of a state felony (or its equivalent) is automatically disbarred, by operation of law, without the intervention or even the knowledge of any court or disciplinary agency. New York Judiciary Law §90(4)(a) provides that a lawyer “who shall be convicted of a felony… shall upon such conviction, cease to be an attorney and counsellor-at-law, or to be competent to practice law as such.” Judiciary Law §90(4)(e) defines a “felony” as any New York state felony or “any criminal offense committed in any other state, district or territory of the United States and classified as a felony therein which if committed within this state, would constitute a felony in this state.”

http://www.newyorklegalethics.com/automatic-disbarment-for-felony-convictions-time-to-rethink-old-rule/

Learn to code in prison.

Show them BOTH the inside of a Prison for a minimum of 20 years ,,, lesson learned !!

The firms Facebook page was getting hammered.

Their names are no longer listed as lawyers on the firm’s webpage.

All of you out there who think that these lawyers are going to be disbarred for conviction for a felony are fooling yourselves. The political pressure in New York is such that they will certainly never be charged with a crime by the state, and I doubt the US Attorney would charge them either unless his hand is forced by the President. And go try to get a conviction in the City of New York for people who are “advancing the narrative.”

What may be a little bit more interesting is whether the large law firm that employs one of them will do anything. It’s quite clear to almost any observer that a lawyer who was as much as accused of harassment of a sexual or racial nature on the basis of a video or a social media posting would be discharged, but in circumstances like this, I doubt it. Law firms hate this kind of publicity and hate the inevitable circulation of petitions at the uber-liberal law schools to bar them from campus recruiting.

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