Brooklyn Lawyers Plead Guilty to Firebombing NYPD Vehicle

Brooklyn lawyers Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis have pleaded guilty to firebombing an NYPD police vehicle during a BLM protest last May 30.

Rahman and  Mattis both pleaded guilty to possession of a destructive device after working out a deal with federal prosecutors in Brooklyn who initially wanted to file seven counts, including arson and civil disorder.

Judge Brian Cogan said that both Rahman and  Mattis could get a 10-year prison sentence starting February 8 but the date and actual sentence might change. 

Rahman and Mattis have not claimed to be members of any extremist group but their case has been initially treated as an act of terrorism. 

“It is about a calculated, dangerous crime committed by adults who risked the lives of innocent civilians and first responders, who had more Molotov cocktails ready,” said Attorney General William Barr last July. 

Rahman and Mattis said they regretted their actions while the latter added that he wished he ” had made better choices on that night.”

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