Anyone hoping for a comeback for the Big Apple probably shouldn’t have voted for Mayor Eric Adams. Mayor Adams is an ex-cop who ran on a “tough-on-crime” platform. That platform, however, is a total lie and voters are immediately seeing Democrats lied their way into office. Adam’s new “progressive” District Attorney Alvin Bragg has already announced plans to stop prosecuting certain crimes and to lower the punishment for most others.
In a sweeping policy memo recently, Bragg, whose job is to protect the public, issued a breathtakingly liberal policy memo stating that his office will:
- only seek prison time for homicide and a limited number of other charges, including white-collar crime
- downgrade to misdemeanors many felonies include cases of armed robberies
- refuse to even prosecute many “low-level” offenses (e.g., resisting arrest, marijuana violations, prostitution)
The DA’s soft-on-crime policies come in the wake of a new surge in violent crime in Manhattan (and across the U.S.). The NYPD December 2021 stats show that shootings, murders, and auto grand larceny have just about doubled and murder is up 50 percent in this liberal enclave as compared to 2019.
Yet, Mayor Adams expressed support for this insanity. His bland comment during a recent press conference was, “I like Alvin. I believe that he’s going to be a good district attorney.”
The Mayor continued, “…and I’m going to sit down and have a conversation with him as we build out what we need to do around public safety.”
Those who are genuinely concerned about protecting the public hope that His Honor’s conversation will acknowledge that public safety is about getting criminals off the street and behind bars.
Watch Rep. Nicole Maslliotakis’ (R-NY) take on crime fighting in New York in this video.