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Molotov Cocktail Lawyers Plead Guilty to Torching NYPD Vehicle During George Floyd Riots

Molotov Cocktail Lawyers Plead Guilty to Torching NYPD Vehicle During George Floyd Riots

“U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan set their sentencing for Feb. 8. They face up to 10 years in prison under a terrorism-related sentencing provision.”

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The two lawyers who are accused of using a Molotov Cocktail to firebomb a New York City police car during the George Floyd riots have pleaded guilty to the charges and are facing real jail time.

Their lawyers were last trying to work out a plea back in July, but talks broke down.

David Thomas reports at Reuters:

New York lawyers plead guilty in Molotov cocktail case

Two New York lawyers pleaded guilty on Wednesday for their roles in a Molotov cocktail attack during May 2020 protests sparked by George Floyd’s death.

Prosecutors said one of the lawyers, Urooj Rahman, threw a gasoline-filled bottle into an empty police vehicle, attempted to distribute Molotov cocktails to others, and then fled in a minivan driven by Colinford Mattis.

The incident came during Brooklyn protests after Floyd, a Black man, was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis, sparking widespread protests against racism and police violence.

Rahman, 32, and Mattis, 34, each pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn to a single count of possessing or making a destructive device…

U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan set their sentencing for Feb. 8. They face up to 10 years in prison under a terrorism-related sentencing provision.

Jen Chung of Gothamist has more and notes that they will be disbarred:

Mattis, who grew up in East New York and attended Princeton and NYU Law School, had worked at law firm Pryor Cashman’s corporate practice but was furloughed during the pandemic. He reportedly had been caring for three young foster children his mother had been taking care of until her death in 2019.

When he pleaded guilty, Mattis said, “I deeply regret my conduct and wish I had made better choices on that night.”

Rahman, a Pakistani immigrant who grew up in Bay Ridge before attending Fordham University and Fordham Law School, had been working at Bronx Legal Services. During her plea, Rahman told U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan that her actions “occurred on a night of civil protest in Brooklyn following the murder of George Floyd. I deeply regret my actions.”

The guilty pleas also mean they will be disbarred.

Their text messages from that night are pretty damning. From the New York Post:

“Go burn down 1PP,” Colinford Mattis wrote to his accomplice, Urooj Rahman, before their arrest on May 30, 2020, prosecutor Ian Richardson said at the plea hearing Wednesday in Brooklyn federal court.

“Bring it to their neck,” Mattis added in the text message and shared a Google Maps location of One Police Plaza with Rahman, Richardson said.

In a series of other messages, Rahman allegedly boasted to Mattis about the destruction she was causing that night as protests raged in Brooklyn and across the city.

“Set a police car on fire,” she said in one.

These people have destroyed their lives. You have to wonder if they think it was worth it.

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Seems like a pretty mild charge given the mayhem. Odds are the sentence won’t be anywhere close to 10 years – more like community service.

Torching a law enforcement vehicle in the midst of a riot seems rather “insurrectionist” behavior to me. I wonder if they’ll get six months of solitary confinement and be labeled domestic terrorists.

Remember Dan White’s “Twinkie Defense?”
Wondering how long it’s going to take for one of these leftwing “resisters” to claim “toxic mental poisoning” by the government school system?

Princeton must be proud of their woke alumni – Mattis.

The black dude who went to Princeton and NYU Law School spent close to $400,000 just to piss it away to throw a Molotov cocktail at a cop car. Just deserts and an apt lesson that iti s easier to destroy than it is to create.

2smartforlibs | October 22, 2021 at 2:14 pm

Seem that violated TTILE 18USC 2383 and 2101 at least, if not 2381 and 2385

Good, throw the “keffiyeh” scarf-wearing Muslim terrorist in jail, along with her Dhimmi-crat friend. Disbar them both.

A rare and welcome instance of Dhimmi-crat terrorists being held to account — an all-too-rare occurrence, these days, sadly.

A search of the New York State courts attorney registration systems reveals that both Dhimmi-crat terrorists are still registered as being in good standing. I believe that a felony conviction is grounds for automatic disbarment in New York, so, I expect the records will soon reflect the terrorists’ disbarment.

Steven Brizel | October 22, 2021 at 3:02 pm

Giulani was subjected to a disciplinary proceeding and a politicized opinion which resulted in his suspension and these two radicals still have their law licenses?

They belong under the jail.

But the pope loves them.

Lucifer Morningstar | October 22, 2021 at 4:38 pm

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U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan set their sentencing for Feb. 8. They face up to 10 years in prison under a terrorism-related sentencing provision.

Oh please, they’ve already plea bargained it down to nothing much charges. The chances of them getting more than a slap on the wrist and perhaps some probation/community service (if even that) is very low.
They certainly won’t be punished commensurate with the crimes. That’s for sure.

    Maybe, maybe not. One scenario, if Rahman is a green card holder, is jail time followed by deportation. The opportunity exists to sacrifice her and the Biden admin gets to show how ‘tough’ they are about immigration violations. Goodness knows they need a win to reverse or at least mitigate the damage. Deporting her gives them a fig leaf and the MSM can be relied upon to carry water to support the artificial narrative of Biden being tough on crime.

They should have done it in San Francisco or Portland. The DA’s there would have dropped the charges.

I thought both lawyers involved in this were female? Guess I was wrong.

“…protests after Floyd, a Black man, was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis,…”

OMFG. STOP LYING. Floyd DIED while resisting arrest.

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