They were New York’s answer to the American dream: a couple of Brooklyn kids who clawed their way from humble beginnings to top law schools, good jobs and valued volunteer work.
Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis may have put a match to it all last week, when they joined the first wave of George Floyd protests sweeping the city — and allegedly tossed a Molotov cocktail at an empty NYPD patrol car parked near the 88th Precinct station house in Fort Greene.
Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman after being arrested for allegely throwing a Molotov cocktail during a George Floyd protest in NYC.
No one was hurt. The two were quickly scooped up nearby by Brooklyn cops, who claimed they found the makings of more incendiary devices inside Mattis’ tan minivan when they were pulled over just before 1 a.m. on May 30.
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