Two young and up and coming lawyers in the United States are facing 35-years in prison after they were arrested and charged for throwing a lighted bottle filled with petrol at an NYPD police car, burning it, in riots that followed the death of George Floyd.
Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis were captured on camera on the Friday night following the death of convicted home invader George Floyd when riots had erupted in several US cities moments before Rahman, who moved to the US from Pakistan aged 4, threw the so-called “Molotov Cocktail” at the NYPD patrol car.
The patrol car had already been abandoned in the violent riots that engulfed Brooklyn that night, but other manned NYPD cars nearby gave chase to the pair, catching them with another prepared Molotov Cocktail as well as materials to produce more.
Rahman, along with Mattis, who is the son of Caribbean immigrants were then charged with seven federal crimes, including arson, conspiracy, and the commission of a “crime of violence” using a “destructive device,” a charge that carries, should they be convicted, a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years NYMAG reports.
Riots and violence have blighted US cities since the death of George Floyd but in recent weeks federal as well as state and local authorities have been cracking down leftists bent on creating chaos in America.
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