Three radical protestants face life imprisonment for setting fire to police cars with people inside
The consequences of the terrifying riots in the name of George Floyd in New York were criminal charges of deliberate arson and an attempt to undermine police cars. The prosecutor’s office requires capital punishment in the form of life imprisonment.
27-year-old Samantha Shader is an inveterate criminal with 11 arrests in various states. Her list also includes an attack on an officer and possession of drugs. This time, Shader is accused of hurling the makeshift explosive at an NYPD vehicle occupied by four police officers on early Saturday morning, May 30, reports New York Post.
Two other rioters, 31-year-old Urooj Rahman and 32-year-old Colinford Mattis, were “promising” lawyers. Accused of arson of an empty police car.
“Such criminal acts should never be confused with legitimate protest,” said United States Attorney Richard Donoghue in a statement. “Those who carry out attacks on NYPD Officers or vehicles are not protesters, they are criminals, and they will be treated as such.”
According to police reports, none of the officers was injured because the Molotov cocktail that Shader threw did not catch fire and the police managed to arrest the suspect. The officer who made an arrest later reported that Shader had bitten his leg.
Mattis and Rahman were "more successful", their plan was a success and the car burned to the ground.