To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE


SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

'It's Going to Be Deadly': Murder Rates Are Already Up, Now NYC D.A. Won't Prosecute Armed Robbery

Steve Warren : Jan 19, 2022  CBN News

"Manhattan has elected a far-left prosecutor in the mold of San Francisco's Chesa Boudin, Chicago's Kim Foxx, and Philadelphia's Larry Krasner—and done so at a time when the disastrous consequences of their policies have become all too clear." -Seth Barron, the American Mind

[CBN News] After only a few weeks in his new position, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg Jr., a progressive Democrat, is already receiving stern criticism on how he's doing his job. (Image: Pixabay)

According to The New York Post, Bragg has ordered his prosecutors to stop seeking prison sentences for hordes of criminals and to downgrade felony charges in cases including armed robberies and drug dealing. 

These new policies were put in place, according to Bragg's Day 1 Memo to his staff. 

Among his rules for prosecutors, his office will not prosecute armed robberies for businesses. Suspects who are apprehended after stealing less than $1,000 worth of items will now be charged with a misdemeanor.

The other crimes the Manhattan D.A.'s office will no longer prosecute, include resisting arrest, fare beating, prostitution, and trespassing.

From Bragg's memo, it seems the only perpetrators who could face serious time behind bars are murderers. But even that has its limitations. The D.A. tells his assistants a 20-year sentence is the maximum sentence, absent exceptional circumstances.

"In no case seek a sentence of life without parole," the memo reads. 

Writing for the City Journal, Seth Barron, the managing editor for the American Mind, points out, "Manhattan has elected a far-left prosecutor in the mold of San Francisco's Chesa Boudin, Chicago's Kim Foxx, and Philadelphia's Larry Krasner—and done so at a time when the disastrous consequences of their policies have become all too clear."

Jennifer Harrison, the founder of Victims Rights NY, told Fox News she believes Bragg's policies are going to lead to the deaths of New Yorkers.

"He's paving the way for an even bigger bloodbath than what we have seen in New York City already," she said. "It's going to be deadly."

"Not prosecuting crime and standing with socialists, advocating to release more violent criminals with blanket release mandates, when murder rates are up, what, 45% over the past two years ... is not the message that we want to be sending," Harrison added.

Bragg's memo has also drawn the ire of members of the NYPD.

"In Bragg's Manhattan, you can resist arrest, deal drugs, obstruct arrests, and even carry a gun and get away with it," Detectives' Endowment Association President Paul DiGiacomo said in a statement.

A Manhattan police supervisor told The Post, "The identical platform has not worked out in San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Baltimore."

"It will lead to more young lives lost to gang violence and innocent people being hurt both physically and emotionally," the supervisor added.

It is a fact that violent crime has risen in New York City since the summer of 2020 when looters smashed storefronts in both Manhattan and the Bronx. Eric Adams, the city's new mayor, a former NYPD captain, even voiced his concern about law and order during his campaign.

In a recent op-ed for The Daily Signal, The Heritage Foundation's news outlet, Jarrett Stepman wrote, "The problem remains that whatever the mayor and police department do to clean up criminality, those measures can be easily undermined by an out-of-control district attorney who simply refuses to bring criminals to justice in the name of social justice."

"That's what may soon happen in New York," Stepman said.

"The New York district attorney said that his policies were meant to 'marry fairness and safety.' But given the details of his memo, it's clear this marriage is a sham," he wrote.

Writing for The Post, Larry Celona, Tamar Lapin, Tina Moore, Reuven Fenton, and Bruce Golding, asked a very compelling question. 

"Who needs soft-on-crime judges when the district attorney doesn't even want to lock up the bad guys?"

According to The Post, Bragg responded to his critics Sunday by telling congregants at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, "It has been a challenging two weeks, church family. Challenging."

"Part of the discussion that's been so frustrating the last couple weeks is the suggestion that ... I don't know public safety," he said. "The reality is ... before I turned 21, I had a semi-automatic weapon pointed at my head, I had a knife to my throat, a homicide victim at my doorstep, and was shot at. I know public safety." Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here







SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

Other Recent Articles from Breaking Christian News

Flight Attendant Goes 'Above and Beyond', Delivers Baby after Passenger Goes into Sudden Labor Mid-Flight

Archaeologists Find Ancient Underground City Where 70,000 Christians Could Have Fled to Escape Persecution

'Amazing' Start to God Loves You Tour in Liverpool: 'It Was Just Wow!'

Montana Supreme Court Restores Election Integrity (For Now): Court Temporarily Restores Challenged Election Laws Ahead of the Primary

Court Halts Biden Transgender Mandates: 'No Government Agency Ought to Be in the Business of Evaluating the Sincerity of Another's Religious Beliefs'

PRAY: Israel to Join the US in Sacrificing Sovereignty to the World Health Organization

'There Are Two Bodies Involved in an Abortion; the Mother's and the Baby's': Here Are the Facts the Abortion Industry Doesn't Want You to Hear...

'We're Going to Protect Life': Oklahoma Legislature Passes Bill Protecting Preborn Babies from Moment of Conception

Quick-Thinking KFC Worker Helps Save Alleged Kidnapping Victim after She Secretly Slips Him Note 'Begging for Help'

US Congresswoman Introduces Resolution to Label Israel's Founding a 'Catastrophe'

Buffalo Shooter Wore Same Nazi Symbol as the Ukrainian Military

Kansas Town Reverses Decision Removing 'In God We Trust' from Police Cars after Community Uproar

Nursing Moms Step-Up during Baby Formula Crisis: 'To Whom Much is Given, Much Will be Required'

Gates-Funded Research Has Created a Bird Flu Virus Capable of Becoming the New COVID-19

URGENT: Proposed US Amendments to World Health Organization Treaty Would Erode American Sovereignty

Texas Teen Goes to Bathroom at NBA Game, Is Found 10 Days Later Sold for Sex in Oklahoma Hotel

Michigan Court Blocks Enforcement of 1931 Abortion Ban That Would Take Effect if Roe is Overturned

Massive Cross-Border 'Sophisticated' Major Drug Tunnel Found Linking Tijuana to San Diego: '4 Feet In Diameter and About Six Stories Deep'

Report: Biden's DHS' Disinformation Governance Board on Death Watch after Operations 'Paused'

Recount Required in Pennsylvania Senate Race as Trump-backed Dr. Oz, McCormick Neck and Neck



Search the Articles Archives

Keyword:  
Author:  
Words Posted On:  
Day Month Year



BCN Plus

Follow BCN on Twitter
Are You Praying for Our Government Leaders?
BCN Staff

Steve Shultz
Steve Shultz, Managing Editor
Founder and Owner


Aimee Herd
Aimee Herd, Editor


BCN Plus
Are You Praying for President Trump?
 
 

All articles on this site and emails from BCN are copyrighted property of Breaking Christian News. Permission is given to link to, or share a BCN story if proper attribution is given to both the original writer and summarizer of the story. Breaking Christian News 2005-2019. All Rights Reserved.


Breaking Christian News is a division of Elijah List Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Disclaimer: Articles and links, as well as the source articles linked to; do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Breaking Christian News.

editor@breakingchristiannews.com