New York City Lawyers Who Firebombed Police Car Last Year Plead Guilty

On Wednesday, two lawyers in New York City pleaded guilty to the firebombing of a police car during last year’s race riots, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

As a result, the Ivy League-educated lawyers, Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis, could now face as much as 10 years in prison under a sentencing enhancement law with regards to terrorism. They are formally charged with one count of “possessing or making a destructive device,” after the two used Molotov cocktails to destroy a police car last summer.

The confession and subsequent possibility of a 10-year sentence has drawn criticism from the far-left and elitist circles, who insist that the two did nothing wrong. In the immediate aftermath of their arrest, as soon as their connection to the crime was uncovered, an intelligence official in the Obama Administration, Salmah Rizvi, guaranteed Rahman’s bail, in a manner similar to how future Vice President Kamala Harris supported a bail fund for rioters in Minneapolis who burned down a police station.

The prosecution had ultimately issued indictments on seven charges, including the one to which they pleaded guilty, including arson and use of a destructive device “in relation to a crime of violence,” which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years. Even if the two ultimately do not serve the full 10 years as a result of the single count, the conviction would severely impact, if not completely destroy, their legal careers. Mattis graduated from Princeton University and the New York University School of Law, while Rahman graduated from Fordham University.

Their sentencing is scheduled for February of next year, where Judge Brian Cogan, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, will make the final determination of how long they will serve. The case is U.S. v. Mattis et al.

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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). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 30: A protester stands next to a burning NYPD van near Union Square while protesting the recent killing of George Floyd on May 30, 2020 in New York City. Demonstrations are being held across the US after George Floyd died in police custody on May 25th. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)