Skip to comments.Manhattan District Attorney Pledges to Abolish Prison Sentences for Most Violent Crime
Posted on 01/04/2022 4:02:56 PM PST by TexasGurl24
The newly-elected Manhattan district attorney is pledging not to seek prison sentences for the majority of violent felony offenders in his jurisdiction, limiting incarceration only to convicted murderers and some convict of violent crimes involving weapons.
Alvin Bragg’s office announced in documents released Tuesday that “the office will not seek carceral sentence other than for homicide” or “class B violent felony in which a deadly weapon causes serious injury, domestic violence felonies,” and a handful of exceptions.
New York County is coextensive with the city borough of Manhattan. Bragg, who was elected as New York County District attorney last year, is also planning simply not to prosecute crimes involving traffic violations, interference with an arrest, trespassing, and resisting arrest.
Bragg’s office will seek a maximum prison sentence of 20 years, even in cases involving murder. This would all but assure some convicted murderers would spent approximately 15 years in prison for their crimes, a comparative drop in the bucket when weighed against the lives of their victims.
Bragg is pledging to release defendants charged with serious crimes from jail before their trials, doubling down on New York’s controversial “bail reform” law that has allowed career criminals impunity to commit a bevvy of violent offenses as they await trial. Even defendants who refuse to appear for court for violent offenses won’t face additional sanction.
Even some forms of armed robbery would be treated as misdemeanors under Bragg’s jailbreak policies.
Newly-elected Democrat NYC Mayor Eric Adams has talked tough on crime, with city residents tired of the “progressive” third-world governance of Bill De Blasio. However, Bragg’s commitment to an anarcho-tyrannical style of criminal justice- similar to that devastating liberal cities such as San Francisco- may make it impossible for Adams to deliver the tough-on-crime policies New York City’s liberal residents have come to realize are necessary.
The murder rate in New York City has skyrocketed to highs unseen since the 1990’s since the coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter riot revolution.
It primarily affects rich liberals, so I don’t care.
Unless they determine the offender is a right-winger, then the penalties will be doubled.
Well, that will finish off NYC.
Good going libs.
Open Season on the law abiding.
simply not to prosecute crimes involving traffic violations
what could go wrong?
Mother, daughter killed in collision with driver who is suspected of running red light in Norwalk
Will they just hang them instead? If so, that’s a big improvement. If not, what ever were the dumb voters thinking?
Even Jack McCoy would not be happy with this. On the other hand, since there won’t be many crimes going forward, the budget for the DA’s office should be able to be reduced. Significantly.
Can’t cure stupid.
They will get what they voted for...
I assume one of those rare exceptions will be "hate crimes." Thugs can go free, but if you erase some BLM graffiti you're looking at jail time.
another Soros love child?
Wouldn’t a victim of violent crime or a victim of a criminal let loose be able to sue these leftist DAs for intentionally failing to follow the law in prosecuting criminals? I say sue the hell out of them. Or what about a class action suit by residents in their jurisdiction including mental distress for making their neighborhoods unsafe.
NYC has collapsed morally and the rest won’t talk long. Build a wall around it.
Anyone connected with the right will be the exception.
Plus those who refuse to get vaxxed.
Nope. The law gives the DA absolute immunity for charging decisions.
Thank God! Now those murderers will get the SOCIAL Justice they richly deserve.
Stupid should hurt. And may they get what they all voted for, good and hard.
Straight up a conspiracy to deny your civil rights.
I thought the state legislatures set the penalties.
Who does this guy think he is??????/
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