BREAKING NEWS – New York City, New York – The two lawyers charged with torching an empty NYPD van during a Black Lives Matter protest in Brooklyn last summer were offered a plea deal by federal prosecutors earlier this month, according to new court documents.

The suspects, Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis, were offered the unspecified deal on Feb. 11, according to a court papers filed by Brooklyn federal prosecutors.

Prosecutors said in a detention memo at the time that they were trying to pass out Molotov cocktails to protesters at the demonstration. Rahman and Mattis stated that the bottles they passed out were not to be used as Molotov cocktails, but alleged that they were to be used as lanterns, just in case there was a power failure and the street lights went out.

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