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A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a woman who tried to firebomb a New York Police Department van to six years in prison, according to the New York Post.
U.S. District Judge Dora Irizarry also had harsh words for the attorney of Samantha Shader, who tried to soft-soap Shader’s actions.
Shader had pleaded guilty to tossing a Molotov cocktail at an NYPD van during a May 29, 2020, protest in Brooklyn over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.
Amanda David, representing Shader, was arguing for a five-year sentence by claiming Shader was drinking and doing drugs before the protest.
Irizarry said the lawyer was presenting an improper legal defense before the sentencing.
“That’s a legal defense. Diminished capacity is a legal defense. That’s exactly what you were arguing,” the judge said, according to the Post.
“You can’t speak out of both sides of your mouth,” Irizarry added.
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