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  • NY Lawyers Who Torched A Police Car With A Molotov Cocktail Are Out On Bail

    07/02/2020 8:07:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/02/2020 | John Sexton
    Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis are the two lawyers from New York who made Molotov cocktails and drove around in a minivan looking to hand them out to protesters. At one point, Rahman got out of the van and threw one at the dashboard of an NYPD vehicle. No one was inside and no one was injured but the car was destroyed. The whole thing was caught on video making it pretty much an open and shut case. For several weeks Rahman and Mattis, through their attorney, have been arguing to be released on bail and yesterday they succeeded:...
  • LAPD investigating San Gabriel attorney for allegedly calling for cop killings

    06/20/2020 6:15:54 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    Pasadena Star News ^ | June 19, 2020 | Jason Henry
    The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a San Gabriel attorney for allegedly calling on Black protesters to kill police officers and offering to represent anyone who did pro-bono.
  • The Merriam-Webster Dictionary has officially changed the definition of "racism."

    06/16/2020 8:48:46 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 54 replies
    boingboing ^ | 06/13/2020 | Thom Dunn
    On Thursday, June 4, 2020, a 22-year-old activist named Kennedy Mitchum reached out to the publishers of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary to express her frustration with their definition of the word "racist:" A belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race. Mitchum felt this was inadequate to fully cover the scope of systemic issues and unconscious biases that affect race relations in America. Growing up in Florissant, Missouri — just a few miles away from Ferguson — she'd grown tired of trying to explain to...
  • Molotov-throwing Lawyer in Brooklyn Was Intern for Soros-funded Anti-Israel Group

    06/13/2020 2:10:04 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 12 2020 | JOSHUA KLEIN
    One of the two lawyers accused of trying to torch an NYPD cruiser during protests that engulfed Brooklyn over the weekend spent a summer in the West Bank as a fellow and intern with radical Palestinian activist organizations. Two attorneys, Colinford Mattis, 32, and Urooj Rahman, 31, reportedly were caught attempting to distribute homemade molotov cocktail devices to protesters who were clashing with police near the 88th Precinct in Fort . “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,” a...
  • Three indicted for allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails at NYPD vehicles, face life in prison

    06/13/2020 7:09:44 AM PDT · by libstripper · 57 replies
    N.Y. Post ^ | June 12, 2020 | Vincent Barone
    An upstate woman and two Brooklyn lawyers were indicted Friday on federal explosives and arson charges for allegedly tossing Molotov cocktails at NYPD vehicles during George Floyd protests in New York City. Samantha Shader, 27, of Catskill, is accused of hurling the makeshift explosive at an NYPD vehicle occupied by four police officers on early Saturday morning, May 30. Prosecutors allege Shader bit one of the officer’s legs when she was being taken into custody. Around the same time, Brooklyn lawyers Urooj Rahman, 31, and Colinford Mattis, 32, were accused of tossing their own Molotov cocktail at an unoccupied police...
  • BIZARRE FOOTAGE — Defense attorney randomly shoots man in head during BLM street protest…

    06/08/2020 12:58:32 PM PDT · by be-baw · 48 replies
    CitizenFreePress ^ | June 8, 2020 | Kane
    ALAMOSA – A 49-year-old Canon City man remains hospitalized after being shot during a downtown protest here early Thursday evening. At approximately 5:56 p.m., Alamosa Police were dispatched to Main Street and State Avenue in reference to a shooting. After an initial investigation, officers quickly located the victim at 2nd Street and Richardson Avenue in a vehicle, with a gunshot wound to the head. Alamosa Police Department identified the victim of the shooting as 49-year-old Canon City resident, Danny Pruitt. Pruitt was initially treated at San Luis Valley Health and later flown to UC Health Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs...
  • Molotov Cocktail Lawyers Back in Jail After Appeals Court Reverses Bail Decision

    06/06/2020 7:29:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/06/2020 | Bronson Stocking
    An appeals court ordered two lawyers accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail inside a police vehicle to report back to jail. The decision comes two days after a judge allowed the accused to post bail and return home.  Attorneys Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman charged in Molotov cocktail attack on @NYPDnews are now back in federal custody after the U.S. Court of Appeals reversed bail decision by the District Court.— US Attorney EDNY (@EDNYnews) June 5, 2020 On Wednesday, Salmah Rizvi, a former Obama administration official in both the State and Defense Departments, guaranteed the bail of Urooj Rahman, one...
  • Obama-era ex-intel official secures bail for NYC lawyer suspected of hurling Molotov cocktail in George Floyd unrest

    06/03/2020 11:01:50 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 03 2020 | Gregg Re
    A former high-level Obama administration intelligence official has guaranteed the $250,000 bail for the New York City lawyer who allegedly firebombed an unoccupied NYPD police cruiser early Saturday, calling the suspect her "best friend," Fox News has confirmed. The Washington Free Beacon first reported that Salmah Rizvi, who served in the Defense Department and State Department during the Obama administration, went to bat for Urooj Rahman, who was arrested this weekend alongside Pryor Cashman associate Colinford Mattis. Rizvi, an associate at the law firm Ropes & Gray, told the court: "Urooj Rahman is my best friend and I am an...
  • Commentary: Antifa’s Most Important Enabler Is Its Legal Arm, the National Lawyers Guild

    06/02/2020 8:05:53 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | 10 Mar, 2020 | Bradley Betters
    Antifa violence will feature prominently in the lead-up to this year’s election. The left-wing movement’s numbers skyrocketed following President Trump’s 2016 victory and campaign staffers for Bernie Sanders have already predicted serious street violence should Trump win again. Same goes for a Sanders primary loss. As another staffer recently predicted, this year’s Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee will be rife with attacks on police; enough, apparently, to make the infamous 1968 convention in Chicago “look like a f—ing Girl Scout f—ing cookout.” With the weight of the Democrat machine now transparently behind former Vice President Joe Biden (who was the...
  • Molotov cocktail-tossing lawyers tried to pass out firebombs to protesters: feds

    06/01/2020 1:15:06 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 30 replies
    NY ^ | 6/1/20 | Ben Feuerherd
    Molotov cocktail-tossing lawyers tried to pass out firebombs to protesters: feds The two attorneys busted for throwing a Molotov cocktail through a police car window during protests in Brooklyn early Saturday were trying to pass out the incendiary devices to demonstrators in the crowd, federal authorities said Monday. Brooklyn community board member Colinford Mattis, 32, and his alleged accomplice, 31-year-old Urooj Rahman, were driving around in a tan minivan near a clash between police and demonstrators at the 88th Precinct stationhouse in Fort Greene, federal prosecutors for the Eastern District of New York said in a detention memo Monday.
  • Pair of Brooklyn lawyers including Ivy League corporate attorney charged in Molotov cocktail attack on NYPD cruiser

    06/01/2020 11:34:56 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Daily News ^ | 5/31/20 | Noah Goldberg, Catherina Gioino, Ellen Moynihan and Dave Goldiner
    Two Brooklyn lawyers, including an Ivy League graduate corporate attorney, are facing federal charges over accusations they tossed a Molotov cocktail into an NYPD vehicle early Saturday morning during a protest over the police killing of George Floyd. Colinford Mattis, 32, a corporate lawyer and member of Community Board 5 in East New York, was charged along with fellow attorney Urooj Rahman with the attempted attack on an empty police cruiser parked outside the 88th Precinct station house in Fort Greene. “This is shocking news to me,” Andre Mitchell, president of Community Board 5 told the Daily News. “The allegation...
  • George Floyd Killing: How to Help Minneapolis Protesters The local fund has received support from across the country, and is helping raise bail for those arrested during protests

    05/29/2020 7:01:20 PM PDT · by bitt · 72 replies
    ROLLING STONE ^ | 5/29/2020 | EJ DICKSON
    In the wake of the brutal death of George Floyd, the Minneapolis man killed by a white police officer while in custody, people all over the country have united to protest police violence and call for charges to be brought against the police officers responsible for his death. Others have backed up social action with dollars, flocking to grassroots organizations in the state of Minnesota to support protesters on the ground. One of these organizations is the Minnesota Freedom Fund, an abolitionist-focused group working toward ending cash bail in Minnesota and nationally. Over the past few days, a Twitter trend...
  • ‘Scared to Death’ by Arbitration: Companies Drowning in Their Own System

    04/08/2020 6:32:58 AM PDT · by Theoria · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 06 April 2020 | Michael Corkery and Jessica Silver-Greenberg
    Lawyers and a Silicon Valley start-up have found ways to flood the system with claims, so companies are looking to thwart a process they created. Teel Lidow couldn’t quite believe the numbers. Over the past few years, the nation’s largest telecom companies, like Comcast and AT&T, have had a combined 330 million customers. Yet annually an average of just 30 people took the companies to arbitration, the forum where millions of Americans are forced to hash out legal disputes with corporations.Mr. Lidow, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur with a law degree, figured there had to be more people upset with their...
  • United Airlines FINANCES Travel for Attorneys for Illegal Aliens

    01/26/2020 6:52:36 AM PST · by Twotone · 11 replies
    CA Political Review ^ | January 24, 2020 | Stephen Frank
    The next time you fly on United Airlines, know that part of your fee goes to support of illegal aliens, their attorneys and the violation of Federal immigration laws. “In an effort to fill the gap, OneJustice and the California Rural Legal Assistance are partnering to host two free legal clinics next month in San Luis Obispo County—one focused on expunging criminal records, the other on immigration assistance. The expungement clinic will take place on Friday, Feb. 7, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., in the SLO Library Community Room. The immigration clinic is slated for Saturday, Feb. 8, from 11...
  • Lies Law Professors Tell

    12/23/2019 6:06:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | DEcember 23, 2019 | Rob Natelson
    The expert panel on impeachment in the House Judiciary Committee consisted of four law professors—not one of whom was a conservative or a Trump supporter. Unfortunately, the panel reflects the faculty imbalance in our law schools. Because of this imbalance (and a lot of sloppy faculty scholarship), law students often are subtly indoctrinated in a leftist vision of the law without anyone realizing it is happening.For example, when I began teaching constitutional law, I surveyed the available constitutional law course books. What I found was a waste dump of pedagogical malpractice—but one that reflects how most constitutional law courses are...
  • Weinstein’s lawyers insist he isn’t using Zimmer frame for sympathy in court after he is seen shopping without it

    12/15/2019 4:08:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Independent via Yahoo ^ | 12/14/19 | Chiara Giordano
    Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers have insisted he is not using a Zimmer frame to win public sympathy, after he was photographed walking without one. The disgraced film producer was filmed hunched over a four-legged walking frame as he slowly pushed himself into a courthouse in New York for a bail hearing on Wednesday. The 67-year-old’s lawyer, Donna Rotunno, told CNN at the time that his legal team had encouraged him to use a walker ahead of a scheduled back surgery on Thursday. She added: “Mr Weinstein didn’t want the press to think he was seeking sympathy.” However on Thursday, pictures emerged...
  • 'Jackie Kennedy of China' at Center of Political Drama (Mr&Mrs Bo, Mr Wang,and Dead Brit)

    04/09/2012 8:06:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    'Jackie Kennedy of China' at Center of Political Drama By JEREMY PAGE, BRIAN SPEGELE and STEVE EDER The wife of sacked Communist Party official Bo Xilai made quite an impression when she showed up in Mobile, Ala., 15 years ago with her young son in tow. Denver lawyer Ed Byrne, whom she had hired to represent Chinese companies embroiled in a legal mess in U.S. federal court, was struck by her brains, charm and beauty. Gu Kailai, he says, seemed like the "Jackie Kennedy of China." Gu Kailai was close to a British businessman who died mysteriously. . The business...
  • They Had Half Their Brains Removed. Here's What Happened After

    11/20/2019 11:57:29 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    webmd ^ | Alan Mozes
    "The people with hemispherectomies that we studied were remarkably high-functioning," study author Dorit Kliemann said in a statement. "They have intact language skills. When I put them in the [brain] scanner, we made small talk, just like the hundreds of other individuals I have scanned," she explained. "You can almost forget their condition when you meet them for the first time," added Kliemann, who is a post-doctoral scholar in cognitive neuroscience at the California Institute of Technology, in Pasadena. Kliemann and her team noted that the six patients in the study had all struggled with relentless epileptic seizures from a...
  • Orangutan With Human Rights Moving From Argentina To Florida

    11/07/2019 10:11:43 AM PST · by RideForever · 48 replies
    Patch, Lakeland FL ^ | 10/7/19 | Dalbey, Patch Staff
    An orangutan named Sandra, at the center of a landmark ruling in Argentina that said she is a "non-human person" entitled to some of the same rights as humans, is making her way to a Florida sanctuary where great apes enjoy those privileges without benefit of a court order. Once Sandra is there, the 33-year-old orangutan will have the company of others in her species for the first time in many years. Sandra left her solitary world at a zoo in Buenos Aires in late September and is currently in Kansas, where she'll remain in quarantine until she's cleared to...
  • Orangutan In Argentina Zoo Recognised By Court As 'Non-Human Person'

    12/21/2014 8:07:27 PM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | December 21, 2012
    Orangutan In Argentina Zoo Recognised By Court As 'Non-Human Person' Sandra, 29, can be freed in Buenos Aires and transferred to a sanctuary Animal rights campaigners win after filing habeas corpus petition Tommy the chimp is not a person, New York court decides Sandra the orangutan 21 December 2014 An orangutan held in an Argentinian zoo can be freed and transferred to a sanctuary after a court recognised the ape as a “non-human person” unlawfully deprived of its freedom, local media reported on Sunday. Animal rights campaigners filed a habeas corpus petition – a document more typically used to challenge...