Last Updated on January 30, 2023
A federal court judge in New York City praised a lawyer-turned-convicted Antifa terrorist as a “good guy” during a sentencing hearing in which America 2.0’s hyper-politicized, two-tiered system of justice was put on full display.
Colinford Mattis, a corporate lawyer and convicted Antifa terrorist who tried to kill NYPD officers by launching Molotov cocktails into a police van during 2020’s BLM riots, was hailed as a “good guy” by the federal judge presiding over his case, and given a light sentence.
“You’re a good guy. No question,” Federal Judge Brian Cogan, of the Eastern District of New York, told Mattis at sentencing.
Under the plea agreement, he made with the feds, Mattis will serve just 12 months and 1 day in prison, spend a year on probation, and pay a fine of $30,000.
The watered-down punishment is far from the sentence sought under President Trump, whose Justice Department called to put Mattis and his accomplice, “human rights attorney” Urooj Rahman, in prison for up to 45 years.
But when Biden’s DOJ took over, their charges were dropped to “conspiracy to commit arson” and prosecutors openly sought a light sentence for the pair of admitted Antifa terrorists.
In addition to the sentence assigned to Mattis, Urooj Rahman is serving 15 months in federal prison. Both of them must surrender their law license but have gotten off the hook much easier than unarmed J6 demonstrators.
Much like EDNY Judge Brian Cogan, left-wing media has sympathized with Mattis and his female accomplice, even hailing them as “civil-rights heroes” and “martyrs” to their anti-American cause.
“There is a version of the Rahman and Mattis story in which they are civil-rights heroes, even martyrs,” raved the New York Magazine in 2020.
Amazingly, and as National File reported back in 2020, thanks to violent radicals like Mattis and Rahman, the number of deaths caused by BLM and Antifa’s 2020 riots far exceeded the number of unarmed blacks killed by police in the year prior – apparently the very issue that the left-wing rioters were “protesting” against.
Among the dead is David Dorn, a retired St. Louis Police Captain with nearly 40 years of service who, at over 77 years of age, was shot dead on the streets of the city he once patrolled, protecting a friend’s pawn shop from looters.
After he was shot, Dorn died on a city sidewalk as onlookers live-streamed the event to Facebook, a pool of his own blood growing beneath him.
One young man streaming the event can be heard shouting words of encouragement to Dorn, begging him to ‘hang on’ until first responders arrive.
“For a TV? They killed this old man for some TVs?…c’mon, man, that’s somebody’s granddaddy.”