Saadah Masoud Is Jailed After Rejecting Officer Rothman Following Guilty Plea to Assaulting Man Waving Israel Flag
Defense counsel said, This is about Israel, not about being Jewish. The AUSA said Masoud commented on perceived sexual orientation of police who arrested him. The sentencing is set for March 3
SDNY COURTHOUSE, Feb 3 – Saadah Masoud was indicted for punching and dragging Matt Greenman, who was wearing a flag of Israel, on 42nd Street near the United Nations.
On July 5, 2022 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Denise L. Cote held the arraignment of Masoud on Federal hate crimes charges. Inner City Press covered it, as the only media in the courtroom. (Tweets here)
After Masoud pled guilty and while he was out on bond awaiting sentencing in March, his Pre Trial Services officer compiled and filed a list of violations of conditions, not abiding by curfew, not proving employment. A hearing was held on February 3 by Judge Cote and Inner City Press was exclusively there.
Masoud was ordered "remanded" - two US Marshals moved in and handcuffed him. Inner City Press will cover his sentencing by Judge Cote on March 3.
The Assistant US Attorney said Masoud had refused to work with an Office Rothman-
Masoud's defense lawyer said, This is about Israel, not about being Jewish.
More was said, here below:
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