The New York Times is awfully upset that two veritable domestic terrorists have had their lives ruined because of their own bad behavior.
As previously reported, during the Black Lives Matter riots of 2020, Brooklyn lawyers Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman joined the riots and, at one point, threw a deadly Molotov cocktail into a police cruiser that turned out to be empty.
For their crime, they’re now paying severe consequences. Both have lost their law licenses, and both are now headed to prison.
“A U.S. judge on Thursday sentenced disbarred lawyer Colinford Mattis to one year and one day in prison for his role in setting fire to an empty New York City police car with a Molotov cocktail during May 2020 protests over George Floyd’s death,” Reuters reported this week.
“U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan in Brooklyn also ordered Mattis, a former associate at law firm Pryor Cashman, to pay $30,107 in restitution to New York City and to serve one year of supervised release,” the news site added.
Rahman meanwhile was already sentenced in mid-November to 15 months in prison, in addition to $30,137 in restitution:
Disgraced lawyer sobs as judge hands down sentence for firebombing cop car, Twitter weighs in via @BIZPACReview – https://t.co/OcPhWYcEAn >><> Go directly to jail. Do not pass “Go”. And be sure to let the correction officials know you like fire-bombing law enforcement vehicles.
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) November 20, 2022
And now, with both rioters in prison, the Times is hosting a pity party for the duo. In a profile published Thursday, the far-left paper lamented Mattis and Rahman having had their lives ruined.
“Mr. Mattis, 35, has lost his law license, having pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit arson and acknowledged that he had broken the law he had sworn to uphold. Now, he may lose much more: the guardianship and planned adoption of three foster children. The oldest is 14,” the paper bellyached.
“In November, the judge had sentenced Urooj Rahman, Mattis’s friend and a fellow lawyer, to 15 months in prison and two years of supervised release for the same crime. She was the primary caretaker of her aging mother,” the paper added.
Oh no …
Take a look at the piece below, and take note of the sympathetic headline:
Two young New York lawyers lost their licenses to practice law after burning an empty police car during a protest days after the murder of George Floyd in 2020. One of them will be sentenced on Thursday, and he may also lose his foster children. https://t.co/WdBNzw1dSL
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 26, 2023
The far-left paper continued by describing the two convicted criminals as “high achievers.”
“They had been high achievers, children of immigrant families who were raised in New York. Ms. Rahman pursued public interest law, co-authoring a paper on police reform in 2014 and working at Bronx Legal Services. Mr. Mattis followed a more lucrative corporate path,” according to the Times.
The Times added that Rahman burst into tears during her sentencing.
“When she addressed the court, Ms. Rahman cried as she spoke about her mother’s grief. ‘I don’t think there are enough words to express my sorrow and regret,’ she told the court. ‘My sole intention was to lend my voice to other New Yorkers in the pursuit of justice. I completely lost my way in the emotions of the night,'” the piece continued.
Justice, huh? Critics say that’s an interesting choice of words. They also say that’s a lot of tears from two convicted criminals who essentially committed domestic terrorism against law enforcement. In fact, some would say they committed a veritable insurrection.
“These two almost murdered a bunch of cops and got off easy cause of their privilege. Both should be in jail for 30 years,” one critic bluntly tweeted.
These two almost murdered a bunch of cops and got off easy cause of their privilege. Both should be in jail for 30 years.
— Larry Milford (@LarryMilford5) January 26, 2023
“Two young New York lawyers lost their licenses to practice law after burning an empty police car” is the actual headline.
— Martyr Made (@martyrmade) January 27, 2023
They knew damned well what they were doing and that it was illegal. I have zero sympathy for them. 35 years in a Federal prison will do them some good.
— TheCaffeinatedCrow (@TheCafCrow) January 26, 2023
Regardless of emotions, no one is above the law when it comes to something this dangerous. If they’re lawyers, they already knew this before the crime took place.
— J Kevin Garcia (@jkgduffer01) January 27, 2023
If you want 1/6 people to be held accountable for their actions, you should have no problem with this. Don’t see how burning a car is acceptable under any circumstance.
— Jay Quintana (@jayquintana_jr) January 26, 2023
Why yes, this is what happens when facing domestic terrorism charges, pleaded down to “conspiracy to commit arson and possession of an explosive device”
They threw Molotov cocktails and got caught.
FAFO. They deserve years behind bars
— Matt Vespa (@mVespa1) January 26, 2023
Note what one critic wrote: “If you want 1/6 people to be held accountable for their actions, you should have no problem with this. Don’t see how burning a car is acceptable under any circumstance.”
You’d be hard-pressed to find a single example of the Times or any other left-wing outlet ever directing this much sympathy and compassion toward the Jan. 6th rioters, despite the fact that not a single rioter threw a Molotov cocktail at anybody or anything.
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