90 Miles From Tyranny : Leftist Firebombing Attorney Begs for Light Sentence, Citing Inebriation and ‘Unprocessed Trauma’

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Leftist Firebombing Attorney Begs for Light Sentence, Citing Inebriation and ‘Unprocessed Trauma’

Urooj Rahman was 'quite drunk' when she engaged in domestic terrorism during George Floyd riots, court filings show

A left-wing lawyer who pleaded guilty to firebombing a police cruiser is asking for a commutation of her sentence, pointing to the fact that she was inebriated at the time of the offense and coping with "unprocessed trauma," according to court filings.

Attorneys for Urooj Rahman argue the self-described human-rights activist was "numb, disassociated, and inebriated" when she threw a Molotov cocktail into a New York City police car during the George Floyd riots in May 2020. Lawyers say Rahman was also reeling from her many "abusive partnership relationships" and processing "early trauma" from being taunted as a Muslim after 9/11.

On the night of May 29, 2020, Rahman "became quite drunk" after drinking vodka on "an empty stomach" with fellow lawyer and later getaway driver Colinford Mattis. Rahman’s attorneys say the pair’s decision to firebomb an NYPD cruiser was an "aberrational" act meant to protect others from future police violence.

"Tossing the Molotov cocktail was a way of expressing anger at those police officers around the country for whom Black lives did not matter," Rahman’s attorneys wrote in a September memo to U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan. "It was an act of protest intended to avoid exposing others to harm."

Rahman’s attorneys have requested she be released on "time served," saying "her conduct that night was a marked deviation from her...

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Drew458 said...

Another great line from one of the Terry Pratchett novels, pertaining to a killer blaming alcohol for his behavior and the judge's reaction ...

"But it started in alcohol!"

"And it will end in hemp."

Gretz said...

No, I said "Bud Light!"

Me said...

Since when is ignorance an excuse?

Wolff said...

Rahman, a Muslim "got quite drunk on vodka..." Doesn't that violate the tenants of their religion?

tsquared said...

Nope. She tried to fire bomb a cop. That was attempted murder. She also needs to be dis-bared.