Skip to comments.PICTURED: Ivy league corporate attorney arrested along with a fellow lawyer for 'throwing a Molotov cocktail at empty NYPD van' during violent George Floyd protests in Brooklyn
Posted on 05/31/2020 4:01:08 PM PDT by Morgana
wo Brooklyn lawyers have been charged for allegedly tossing a Molotov cocktail into a New York Police Department vehicle early Saturday morning during a protest decrying the police killing of George Floyd.
Colinford Mattis, 32, a corporate attorney with Pryor Cashman, and attorney Urooj Rahman, 31, were charged with the attack where they threw the bomb into an empty police cruiser that was parked outside the 88th Precinct station house in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, cops say.
Police say Rahman, a registered attorney in New York, tossed a bottle filled with gasoline through a broken window into the cruiser just before 1am but the Molotov cocktail failed to ignite.
Rahman then jumped into a van that Mattis was driving and together they sped away from the scene according to the New York Daily News.
The bomb attempt was caught on video surveillance cameras outside the precinct located on DeKalb Avenue.
Police chased and stopped the duos van on Willoughby Street and found the makings of another Molotov cocktail in the backseat and a gasoline container.
Both Rahman and Mattis were arrested and charged with attempting to damage or destroy law-enforcement vehicles. Neither had been arrested before.
They face a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and a maximum of 20 years in jail.
They face federal charges and will be arraigned Monday.
'No rational human being can ever believe that hurling firebombs at police officers and vehicles is justified,' Brooklyn US Attorney Richard Donaghue said.
Mattis lives in East New York and graduated from Princeton University and New York University law school in 2016, according to his Linkedin page.
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A good start.
even the educated
They should lose their law liscense, but they won’t.
Lawyers engaged in rioting? Throw the book at ‘em and disbar ‘em.
Probably ANTIFA goons on the bargain.
Many of Americas elites actually hate this country, its foundational philosophy, its history, and much of present custom and society.
This situation cant last.
The country will either be fundamentally changed (as Obama said), or these people will have to be eliminated.
Just a couple of these prosecutions will remove the young professionals from the mix.
Urooj Rahman is the less well known brother of Maruchan Rahman and son of Top Rahman. LoL. I slay me.
Spoiled, wealthy dilettantes playing at being revolutionaries. They should face lengthy prison sentences and be disbarred.
NYC is a fabulous place to take peaceful walk.
It appears he won't have a job to report to on Monday.
OK, these guys need the book thrown at them. Attorneys know the law. And they are representatives of the court. So, there is no reason for leniency here.
But...but...great affirmation action schools, great affirmation action jobs...
Many lawyers are leftist communists. They may be educated, but they are not wise.
What with the authorites completely overwhelmed with all the violence, looks like they didnt count on being caught. Just throw their molotov cocktails and drive off to their homes or offices, and no one but them would know.
Antifa lawyers. Go through their financial records and see from where their money is being funneled. Check their email and phones for contacts. See which democrats in political office they associate with or donate money to.
I understand that feeling. I laugh at my own stupid jokes too!
Rahman on the right (skanky!)