Back in 2020, law professor Jonathan Turley looked at the case against two young lawyers who chucked a Molotov cocktail into an NYPD vehicle during George Floyd protests in the city. The defense case got even worse, Turley said, because it appeared they were distributing Molotov cocktails to other rioters, suggesting premeditation. The pair got hit with federal charges: the use of explosives, arson, use of explosives to commit a felony, arson conspiracy, use of a destructive device, civil disorder, and making or possessing a destructive device.

Not long after, BuzzFeed did a sob story on the pair: “2 Black Lives Matter protesters face 45+ yrs in prison for allegedly torching an empty, damaged police car—part of a wider Trump administration crack down.” See, the police car was already damaged when they torched it. Also, the two were “well-respected lawyers” with immigrant parents.

And check out this clown’s take:

Yes, a terribly sad story. BuzzFeed had the sads. New York Magazine had the sads. And now, with sentencing looming, the New York Times has the sads:

Why are we supposed to sympathize with these two who drove around in a riot distributing Molotov cocktails? They’re lawyers? Michael Avenatti was a lawyer, throw them in a cell with him.


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