Two Lawyers Charged with Attacking NYPD Officers with Molotov Cocktail

Two New York attorneys are now facing federal charges after attacking a New York City Police Department cruiser with a Molotov cocktail, according to the Daily Caller.

The culprits are Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman, both in their early 30s. Mattis had graduated from Princeton University and worked for the corporate law firm Pryor Cashman, while Rahman graduated from the Fordham University School of Law.

The charges maintain that Rahman was the one who threw a bottle of gasoline through the broken window of the police vehicle, although it failed to detonate. The two then sped away in a van that contained additional ingredients for making Molotov cocktails. They were eventually stopped by the police and taken into custody when the bomb-making materials were discovered.

The arrests and charges are indicative of the possible new approach to far-left domestic terrorism, in the wake of President Trump declaring that the Anarcho-Communist group Antifa will be designated as a terrorist organization. Attorney General William Barr released a statement confirming that all 56 offices of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force will be utilized to identify and arrest Antifa leaders and affiliates.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).

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