Lawyer Who Firebombed NYPD Vehicle Blames Islamophobia

The NY Post
Article Source: The NY Post

Article Source: The NY Post

Screenshot of a police van burning from firebombing attack – Stephen Yang via New York Post
  • New York lawyer Urooj Rahman, 33, who threw a Molotov cocktail into a police vehicle during the George Floyd protests in 2020, is asking for a further reduction in her sentence after a plea agreement was already reached.
  • According to the original charges, Rahman, along with fellow lawyer Colinford Mattis, 35, could have faced life imprisonment for the arson attack, but Federal prosecutors agreed to recommend a prison sentence of 18 to 24 months in return for the plea.
  • Rahman’s lawyer claimed that she was inebriated at the time of the incident and that she was suffering from “early trauma” from being a Muslim in post-9/11 America.
  • The linked article includes a video of Rahman from shortly before the attack in which she states, “This has got to stop. And the only way they hear, the only way they hear us is through violence, through the means that they use.” Read More

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