NYC: Molotov-throwing Brooklyn lawyers tried to incite other protesters to toss incendiary devices: feds

Two Brooklyn attorneys busted for trying to lob a Molotov cocktail through a police car window during a heated protest over the death of George Floyd also wanted other protesters to firebomb the cops, federal authorities said Monday.

Colinford Mattis, a corporate lawyer and Brooklyn community board member, drove his tan mini-van through a clash between protesters and cops at the 88th Precinct stationhouse in Fort Greene early Saturday as his alleged accomplice, Urooj Rahman, also a lawyer, prepared to fling the incendiary device, federal prosecutors said in a detention memo.

Mattis, 32, and Rahman, 31, had materials to make more Molotov cocktails in their vehicle, police said, and according to a witness who snapped a picture of Rahman with her homemade Bud Light bottle firebomb, they were urging other protesters to also use them.

“Rahman attempted to distribute Molotov cocktails to the witness and others so that those individuals could likewise use the incendiary devices in furtherance of more destruction and violence,” the witness later told authorities.


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