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A pair of Brooklyn lawyers have now plead guilty to charges stemming from their alleged 2020 firebombing of a New York City Police car.

As The New York Times reports:

On a May night in 2020, two young lawyers — high achievers who had risen from working-class roots to prestigious schools and promising careers — joined thousands of others on the streets of Brooklyn to protest the murder of George Floyd.

What happened next stunned many of their friends: The lawyers, Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis, were arrested in an attack using a Molotov cocktail on an empty police car. Federal prosecutors brought stiff charges against them: seven counts, including arson and civil disorder, which collectively could have carried a 45-year minimum sentence. They also argued that the lawyers were dangers to society.

On Wednesday, Ms. Rahman, 32, and Mr. Mattis, 34, pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn to one count apiece of possession of a destructive device, as part of a deal worked out between their lawyers and federal prosecutors in Brooklyn.

They could face up to 10 years in prison when they are sentenced on Feb. 8, though the judge, Brian Cogan, said that the date might change. A lawyer for Ms. Rahman, Paul Shechtman, said negotiations over the applicable sentencing range were still underway. One sticking point is that prosecutors have indicated that they would seek a so-called terrorism enhancement, which has typically been applied in cases related to mass destruction and which can extend a prison stay by decades.

Both suspects attended elite schools in the New York City Area and then attended Ivy League Universities.


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IH8LIbS
IH8LIbS
1 month ago

Hope the left wing nut jobs go away for a long time..

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago
Reply to  IH8LIbS

The libby snow flake nut jobs will get a job in the white house .

Dinkus
Dinkus
1 month ago
Reply to  IH8LIbS

I’ll believe it when I hear the sentencing. Not before.

Stan
Stan
1 month ago

As attorneys, this is a perfect opportunity for them to learn firsthand what the justice & prison system is like. It appears they will need every day of 45 years in prison to learn right from wrong.

kappelvo
kappelvo
1 month ago
Reply to  Stan

Take a look at the 2 monkeys, aka attorneys OMA.

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA
Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA
1 month ago

LISTEN UP…PEOPLE have to Be HELD ACCOUNTABLE for DESTROYING PROPERTY or ASSAULT or MURDER. LET the PUNISHMENT Fit the CRIME. SOME of the CAPITOL PROTESTERS are Being SEVERLY PUNISHED. The CAPITOL POLICEMAN got AWAY with MURDER. DEREK CHAUVIN was OVERCHARGED for an ACCIDENTAL SUICIDE and PREZ TRUMP was CHEATED OUT of HIS JOB. The DRUGS Crossing the BORDER are TAINTED. MORE AMERICANS will DIE. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

William Ray
William Ray
1 month ago

Tell it Sister!

Truth Teller
Truth Teller
1 month ago

Educate yourself about drugs and how they have won wars! England, United States, etc. It’s a drug run against America right now with Phet., CBD, Marij., tainted food and drugs!