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Leftwing Lawyer Firebomber Gets Light Sentence After Intervention of Biden DOJ

You may recall the story of the two young New York lawyers — Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis — who were involved in a firebomb attack on an NYPD van during the BLM rioting in New York City on May 30, 2020. What was unusual about the case was that rather than be chastised for their actions, they seemed to get favorable coverage from left-wing media because of their elite connections.

The accused enjoy widespread support and sympathy from New York’s legal and media elites. Rahman is represented by one of the city’s best defense attorneys, and a former Obama administration official guaranteed her bail in the amount of $250,000. Both have been the subject of favorable profiles in New York magazine and NPR, among other venues.

Yahoo News even ran a false story claiming they faced “45 years for vandalism.”

Rahman was sentenced on Friday.

The two had both originally pled guilty back in 2020 and faced a possible ten-year sentence, with a terrorism enhancement. But then the Biden DOJ intervened.

In mid-May, the same career DOJ prosecutors who argued for that 10-year sentence were back in court withdrawing their plea deal and entering a new one that allowed the defendants to cop to the lesser charge of conspiracy. It tosses out the terrorism enhancement entirely.

Under the new charge, then they only faced a maximum of five years. In the case of Urooj Rahman, the Biden DOJ was only recommending an 18-24 month term, based on the “history and personal characteristics” of the defendant. Even then, the ultimate sentence that she was given on Friday was only 15 months, with two years of supervised release.

“History and personal characteristics.”

Not only were they involved in the firebomb attack, but a witness also said that Rahman was trying to distribute other devices to people. She gave an interview on the day of the attack saying the “only way they hear us is through violence.” It wouldn’t ever stop unless we “f**king take it all down.”

#SeaonOfDarkness #buzzfeed

‘The only way they hear us is through violence’

-Urooj Rahman pic.twitter.com/CgOEuNNMVh

— The Daily Sneed™ (@Tr00peRR) September 17, 2020

From NY Post:

“I hope they burn everything down,” Rahman told Mattis in a message hours before protests formed. “Need to burn all the police stations down… probably all the courts too.”

When Rahman joined protesters that night, she wrote to Mattis: “Throwing bottles and tear gas … lit some fires but were put out … fireworks goin and Molotovs rollin.”

“Go burn down 1PP” Mattis responded. “Bring it to their [sic] neck.”

She even “announced with a smiley face emoji that her rock had struck a police officer,” according to prosecutors.


Her attorneys claimed that she should get a lighter sentence because of her “commitment to social justice” and she said she had “unprocessed trauma” from being a Muslim after 9/11.

Those are the people for whom the Biden DOJ intervened.

James Trusty, a former prosecutor in the Justice Department’s criminal division, told the Washington Free Beacon that Rahman received “extraordinarily unusual treatment by the DOJ.”

“I have a hard time thinking general deterrence is well served by swapping in a soft plea agreement to justify light treatment for someone who bombed a police car,” Trusty said. “This same Department of Justice would likely take quite a different stance if this had been a defendant throwing Molotov cocktails in Washington, D.C., on January 6.”

The problem is what Trusty said is so true. If the two had committed their crime on Jan. 6, they would be locked up and the key would be thrown away. We’ve seen the radically different way that this case and some of the other leftist rioting has been handled compared to the Jan. 6 cases. That’s the problem with the “justice” that we’re seeing right now. It’s one of the many problems that the Biden team has destroyed: the objectivity of our rule of law.

ATTRUBUTION: https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2022/11 ... oj-n661502
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BlutoSays wrote:
DOJ



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Trump pressured the Justice Department to falsely announce it had found election fraud,



The Justice Department is investigating Trump's role in the events. Testimony has revealed that Trump was fully aware of the fake electors plan[1][2] and knew that Eastman's plan for Pence to obstruct the certification of electoral votes was a violation of the Electoral Count Act.[1]



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trump_fake_electors_plot
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BlutoSays wrote:Leftwing Lawyer Firebomber Gets Light Sentence After Intervention of Biden DOJ

You may recall the story of the two young New York lawyers — Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis — who were involved in a firebomb attack on an NYPD van during the BLM rioting in New York City on May 30, 2020. What was unusual about the case was that rather than be chastised for their actions, they seemed to get favorable coverage from left-wing media because of their elite connections.

The accused enjoy widespread support and sympathy from New York’s legal and media elites. Rahman is represented by one of the city’s best defense attorneys, and a former Obama administration official guaranteed her bail in the amount of $250,000. Both have been the subject of favorable profiles in New York magazine and NPR, among other venues.

Yahoo News even ran a false story claiming they faced “45 years for vandalism.”

Rahman was sentenced on Friday.

The two had both originally pled guilty back in 2020 and faced a possible ten-year sentence, with a terrorism enhancement. But then the Biden DOJ intervened.

In mid-May, the same career DOJ prosecutors who argued for that 10-year sentence were back in court withdrawing their plea deal and entering a new one that allowed the defendants to cop to the lesser charge of conspiracy. It tosses out the terrorism enhancement entirely.

Under the new charge, then they only faced a maximum of five years. In the case of Urooj Rahman, the Biden DOJ was only recommending an 18-24 month term, based on the “history and personal characteristics” of the defendant. Even then, the ultimate sentence that she was given on Friday was only 15 months, with two years of supervised release.

“History and personal characteristics.”

Not only were they involved in the firebomb attack, but a witness also said that Rahman was trying to distribute other devices to people. She gave an interview on the day of the attack saying the “only way they hear us is through violence.” It wouldn’t ever stop unless we “f**king take it all down.”

#SeaonOfDarkness #buzzfeed

‘The only way they hear us is through violence’

-Urooj Rahman pic.twitter.com/CgOEuNNMVh

— The Daily Sneed™ (@Tr00peRR) September 17, 2020

From NY Post:

“I hope they burn everything down,” Rahman told Mattis in a message hours before protests formed. “Need to burn all the police stations down… probably all the courts too.”

When Rahman joined protesters that night, she wrote to Mattis: “Throwing bottles and tear gas … lit some fires but were put out … fireworks goin and Molotovs rollin.”

“Go burn down 1PP” Mattis responded. “Bring it to their [sic] neck.”

She even “announced with a smiley face emoji that her rock had struck a police officer,” according to prosecutors.


Her attorneys claimed that she should get a lighter sentence because of her “commitment to social justice” and she said she had “unprocessed trauma” from being a Muslim after 9/11.

Those are the people for whom the Biden DOJ intervened.

James Trusty, a former prosecutor in the Justice Department’s criminal division, told the Washington Free Beacon that Rahman received “extraordinarily unusual treatment by the DOJ.”

“I have a hard time thinking general deterrence is well served by swapping in a soft plea agreement to justify light treatment for someone who bombed a police car,” Trusty said. “This same Department of Justice would likely take quite a different stance if this had been a defendant throwing Molotov cocktails in Washington, D.C., on January 6.”

The problem is what Trusty said is so true. If the two had committed their crime on Jan. 6, they would be locked up and the key would be thrown away. We’ve seen the radically different way that this case and some of the other leftist rioting has been handled compared to the Jan. 6 cases. That’s the problem with the “justice” that we’re seeing right now. It’s one of the many problems that the Biden team has destroyed: the objectivity of our rule of law.

ATTRUBUTION: https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2022/11 ... oj-n661502


Hi, BlutoSays.

While I am a firm believer in equal justice under the law*, it should be noted that vandalism during a protest differs in kind from attempting to overthrow the election of the president of the United States of America by force.

Regards, stay safe 'n well.




* Note the word justice as opposed to punishment.
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During May 2020 protests in Brooklyn after a white Minneapolis policeman murdered Floyd, who was Black, Rahman threw a gasoline-filled bottle through the police car's already-broken window and fled in a minivan driven by Mattis, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors have recommended a sentence of 18 to 24 months for Rahman and Mattis, who have agreed to each pay $30,137 in restitution to New York City.

https://www.reuters.com/legal/legalindu ... 022-11-15/

Nobody was ever in danger. The police can buy two brand new vehicles thanks to their restitution.

They should get a medal, not a prison sentence.

Trumpsters are retarded.
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For some perspective
A Brooklyn federal judge on Friday sentenced former lawyer Urooj Rahman to 15 months in prison for throwing a Molotov cocktail at an empty city police car during the May 2020 protests over George Floyd's death, the Brooklyn U.S. attorney's office said.

U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan also ordered Rahman, a former public interest lawyer who represented Bronx tenants, to pay $30,137 in restitution to New York City. Brooklyn prosecutors declined to comment. Attorneys for Rahman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
N.Y. lawyer who threw Molotov cocktail during George Floyd protest sentenced to 15 months

(Reuters) - A Brooklyn federal judge on Friday sentenced former lawyer Urooj Rahman to 15 months in prison for throwing a Molotov cocktail at an empty city police car during the May 2020 protests over George Floyd's death, the Brooklyn U.S. attorney's office said.

U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan also ordered Rahman, a former public interest lawyer who represented Bronx tenants, to pay $30,137 in restitution to New York City.

Brooklyn prosecutors declined to comment. Attorneys for Rahman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Prosecutors had recommended an 18 to 24-month sentence for Rahman, arguing that targeting a police car with "homemade firebombs is extremely dangerous criminal conduct that warrants a serious sentence." Rahman requested no prison time, or a time-served sentence.

Rahman and Colinford Mattis, another New York attorney, pleaded guilty in June to conspiracy to commit arson and possess an explosive device. Prosecutors said Rahman threw a gasoline-filled bottle through the police car's already-broken window and fled in a minivan driven by Mattis.

New York's Appellate Division, First Department disbarred both Rahman and Mattis earlier this week. Mattis worked as an associate at law firm Pryor Cashman, but was furloughed in April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The firm suspended him after his arrest.

Mattis is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 16. https://www.reuters.com/legal/legalindustry/ny-lawyer-who-threw-molotov-cocktail-during-george-floyd-protest-sentenced-15-2022-11-18/
NEW YORK, June 2 (Reuters) - Two New York lawyers charged with throwing a Molotov cocktail at an empty city police car during protests over George Floyd's death pleaded guilty to new charges on Thursday, part of a deal in which prosecutors recommended shorter sentences.

Urooj Rahman, 33, and Colinford Mattis, 34, had pleaded guilty last October to possessing a destructive device and expressed regret, but fought federal prosecutors' effort to brand them as terrorists, more than doubling their potential sentences to 10 years. Under revised agreements, the defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit arson and possess an explosive device, with prosecutors recommending sentences of 18 to 24 months. They entered pleas to the new charges before U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan in Brooklyn, and said they understood they would lose their law licenses as a result of their guilty pleas.

"I wish I had made different and better choices that night," Mattis told Cogan. Rahman also said she regretted her actions.

During May 2020 protests in Brooklyn after a white Minneapolis policeman murdered Floyd, who was Black, Rahman threw a gasoline-filled bottle through the police car's already-broken window and fled in a minivan driven by Mattis, according to prosecutors.

They originally faced up to 45 years in prison under President Donald Trump's administration, which emphasized tough-on-crime policies.

Prosecutors offered plea deals after Trump's successor Joe Biden pledged to reform the criminal justice system and address systemic racism. In a court filing last month, prosecutors said 18- to 24-month terms reflected the "nature and circumstances of the offense and the histories and personal characteristics of these defendants."

Rahman represented tenants in the Bronx as a public interest lawyer. Mattis worked as an associate at law firm Pryor Cashman, but was furloughed in April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The firm suspended him after his arrest.

As part of the new plea deal, they each agreed to pay $30,137 in restitution to New York City. https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/ny-lawyers-plead-guilty-molotov-cocktail-case-shorter-sentences-likely-2022-06-02/
For comparison, here is what the average sentence of a Jan. 6th rioter has been .
Of the 50-plus defendants who have been sentenced for their role in the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, fewer than half were sent to jail for their crimes. Most received an assortment of lesser penalties, including brief terms of house arrest, a couple years of probation, four-figure fines or court-ordered community service, according to a CNN analysis.

The milestone of 50 sentencings was hit on Friday, a busy day in court, with six hearings on the schedule. Four defendants got probation Friday, including a pair of veterans from Wisconsin, while one man who stole a beer from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office got 20 days in jail.

As federal prosecutors have brought cases against nearly 700 rioters, a heated debate has emerged over what justice should look like for such an unprecedented assault on democracy. This debate has raged on social media and in the halls of Congress. It has also played out among the two dozen judges handling the cases at the federal courthouse in Washington, DC.... https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/11/politics/january-6-capitol-riot-punishments-jail/index.html
I think that the applicable issue of constitutional law involved is the Eighth Amendment. https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution-conan/amendment-8/prohibition-on-the-infliction-of-cruel-and-unusual-punishments-doctrine-and-practice
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The Redstate guy is a fat, mega loser who once got a blister from walking home from IHOP because he had to get to an interview. He drove there with his family and the distance to the restaurant was a single mile.

I'll take my news from someone who isn't made of corn syrup and stretch marks.

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