The federal government is still taking its job seriously by taking steps to ensure that the perpetrators who have caused serious damage or violence will be held accountable.
Local District Attorneys have been dropping cases or bailing criminals out of jail while completely ignoring their wrongdoing, but that is not going to fly when it comes to who firebombed police officers because they will be charged with attempted murder.
Of the accused are two lawyers, Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis. It is said that they threw a Molotov cocktail at a parked NYPD vehicle during the riots in May in Brooklyn.
They fled the scene but were later caught with explosive materials in their car.
The feds have brought several charges against the pair including “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.”
“Such criminal acts should never be confused with legitimate protest,” said the U.S. Attorney for the EDNY Richard Donoghue. “Those who carry out attacks on NYPD Officers or vehicles are not protesters, they are criminals, and they will be treated as such.”
Also accused is Samantha Shader who targeted an NYPD vehicle which was occupied by four police officers at the time of the attack.
Thankfully, the firebomb that she threw did not explore and all four officers were able to escape the vehicle unharmed.
According to The Blaze,
“Such criminal acts should never be confused with legitimate protest. Those who carry out attacks on NYPD Officers or vehicles are not protesters, they are criminals, and they will be treated as such,” U.S. Attorney for the EDNY Richard Donoghue said in a press release.
“A little more than a week after their arrests, Shader, Mattis, and Rahman have been charged with seven-count indictments in response to their potentially deadly attacks,” FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Sweeney said. “Their criminal behavior risked lives, destroyed equipment that exists to serve the community, siphoned response resources, and created a threat to those who had every right to safely assemble and express their opinion.”
All three of the accused are eligible for sentences that include life sentences and there is a very good chance that is what they will get. These attacks will not stop until these criminals see that they will be held responsible for their violent actions.