New to PJ Media:
As Kevin Downey Jr. reported Friday, the intrepid Merrick Garland Justice Department paused for a moment Friday from its valiant efforts to frame Donald Trump for a crime that would bar him from being president again to show its compassionate side. He intervened in the sentencing of a left-wing lawyer who threw a Molotov cocktail at a police car during the George Floyd riots in New York City in 2020 to ensure she got the lightest possible sentence. Merrick Garland, that paragon of impartial justice, can’t sit back and let a leftist, a devout believer like him, rot in jail over a petty firebomb, can he? Of course he can’t. The judge at the sentencing hearing even blatantly warmed to the defendant. And so, once again, we can see how America’s two-tiered justice system works.
The Washington Free Beacon noted, also Friday, that Urooj Rahman, who was photographed holding the Molotov cocktail she would ultimately throw at those who must be defunded, “was sentenced to just 15 months in prison Friday after the Justice Department intervened. from Biden. on her behalf, pressing the court to issue a sub-guideline sentence of 10 years.”
Fifteen months instead of ten years. That’s a lovely deal for Rahman if there ever was one, but Rahman herself was disappointed. She had hoped to get away with an even lesser sanction, and she complained that the sentence “was not the result we wanted.” Her lawyer, Peter Baldwin, echoed her statement, saying he was “obviously disappointed with the outcome, but we are excited that Urooj can move on to the next phase of her life.”
Urooj Rahman had every reason to believe that she would not even make it to fifteen months. The Free Beacon notes that she and “her consummate of hers, Colinford Mattis, leveraged their connections to top universities, white shoe law firms, and the Obama administration, to curry favor with liberal elites. They were the subject of glowing profiles in the national media during their prosecution and struck a delightful deal with Biden’s Justice Department, which, in a rare move, stepped in to ask the court to treat them patiently after the administration’s Trump had pushed for an aggressive prosecution.”
Worse still, US District Judge Brian Cogan was clearly in love with Rahman, telling him, according to the Associated Press, “You’re a remarkable person who did a terrible thing in one night.”
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