Manhattan DA has nothing to Bragg about

April 04, 2023

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg was elected on a platform of progressive criminal justice reform and increasing police accountability. On day one, he declared that his office would no longer pursue charges for “low-level” offenses and directed his staff against aggressively charging for robbery, assault, and gun possession offenses. In concert with New York Attorney General Letitia James, who is seemingly more preoccupied with suing the former President of the United States, they both have passively allowed violent crime to increase by 29% over the last year while actively ignoring New Yorkers’ pleas to get it under control.