Remember the pair of lawyers who were caught throwing a Molotov cocktail at an unoccupied NYPD vehicle last Saturday? The woman who actually threw the homemade incendiary was Urooj Rahman. Both she and Colinford Mattis, who was driving the minivan she was riding in, have been arrested and charged with causing damage by fire to a police vehicle. This afternoon the NY Post is reporting that Rahman gave an interview on the street less than an hour before the Molotov incident. In the interview she defended the use of violence against police.
“I think this protest is a long time coming,” lawyer Urooj Rahman said near the Barclays Center in Brooklyn around 12:15 a.m. May 30.
“This s–t won’t ever stop unless we f–kin’ take it all down. And that’s why the anger is being expressed tonight in this way,” she said…
Rahman, 31, said in the video before the molotov incident that violence against cops was “understandable,” adding, “people are angry because the police are never held accountable.
“This has got to stop. And the only way they hear, the only way they hear us is through violence, through the means that they use,” she said.
“We’ve got to use the massa’s [master’s] tools, that’s what my friend always says.”
When Rahman and Mattis were arrested police found materials to make more Molotov cocktails inside the van. In fact, a witness claimed that in addition to throwing one herself, Rahman had attempted to hand them out to others so they could also throw them.