It’s absolutely bizarre that two of the people allegedly responsible for torching a police vehicle during the New York City riots were lawyers.
They’re going to need their knowledge of the law now.
According to the Department of Justice, they are facing possible life sentences.
From the DOJ website:
Two Brooklyn Residents and a Greene County Resident Indicted in Connection with Molotov Cocktail Attacks on NYPD Vehicles
Two indictments were returned yesterday in federal court in Central Islip, New York, charging Samantha Shader, and co-defendants Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman in connection with their alleged attempts to use improvised incendiary devices, commonly known as “Molotov Cocktails,” to damage and destroy New York City Police Department vehicles during protests this past month.
The seven-count indictments each charge the defendants with the use of explosives, arson, use of explosives to commit a felony, arson conspiracy, use of a destructive device, civil disorder, and making or possessing a destructive device.
Richard P. Donoghue, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, William F. Sweeney, Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI), and Dermot F. Shea, Commissioner, New York City Police Department (NYPD), announced the charges…
The charges in the indictments are allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
If convicted on all counts, the defendants face sentences of up to life imprisonment.
The feds are not playing around.
EDNY announced the indictment of two lawyers charged with throwing a molotov cocktail into a vacant NYPD vehicle during recent protests over the death of George Floyd. The indictment significantly increases the stakes vs the complaint that was previously filed.
— Kara Scannell (@KaraScannell) June 12, 2020
The distribution allegation reflects premeditation and planning to unleash multiple fire bombings. The FBI is likely looking at the van ownership and anyone who rendered material support. The case is framed perfectly as a test case for new policy such crimes as domestic terrorism
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) June 1, 2020
These people ruined their lives. Was it worth it?