Friday, December 2, 2022

SH**HOLE NEWS: NYC Convictions Plummet, Downgraded Charges Surge Under Manhattan DA Bragg; These Prosecutors Promised Us ‘reform’ But Delivered Chaos Instead, and related stories

NYC convictions plummet, downgraded charges surge under Manhattan DA Bragg:
Soft-on-crime Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has downgraded more than half his felony cases to misdemeanors — while also managing to lose half of the felony cases that do reach court.
Since taking office on Jan. 1, Bragg has downgraded 52% of felony cases to misdemeanors — compared to 39% in all of 2019. Between 2013 and 2020, under District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., the percentage of cases the office downgraded had never exceeded 40%, according to data made public by the DA’s office.
When serious felony charges are brought, Bragg’s office wins a conviction just 51% of the time — down from 68% in 2019, the last year before the pandemic disrupted the court system.
He has declined to prosecute 35 percent more felony cases this year than in 2019, with 1,119 so far in 2022 compared to 828 three years ago.
The DA’s office requested bail in only 49% of felony cases this year compared to 69% in 2019. State bail reform measures mean almost no non-violent felonies are eligible for bail now although they were in 2019.
Misdemeanor convictions have also spiraled downward — to 29% so far this year, from 68% in 2019.
Bragg, who campaigned last year on a promise of criminal justice reform, proudly displays the numbers on his web site, the only one of the city’s five district attorneys to do so.
“The people in charge right now want to talk about gun violence and getting these shootings down,” said Jennifer Harrison, the founder of Victims Rights NY. “But I wonder how many of the incidents [where] the charges were downgraded or dismissed or dropped involved guns or weapons, and how are we going to eradicate this kind of violence when people like Alvin Bragg are in charge?” --->READ MORE HERE
These prosecutors promised us ‘reform’ but delivered chaos instead:
Imagine, one day, you decide to get healthy and hire a fitness coach. The trainer promises “a new you” — great physique, lower blood pressure, a healthy weight, more energy, better sleep.
You start the program, which seems a little unusual and odd. Instead of working out and eating new and nutritious meals, you’ve been recommended fast food and very little if any time in the gym. A full year later, you have gained 40 pounds, your blood pressure is through the roof, your sleep is horrible, and you have no energy.
Eventually, you would come to realize you got sold a load of bull.
While this seems like a ridiculous scenario, a version of it is happening in cities across America, where voters have been deceived — not by a fictional trainer — but by a number of elected prosecutors. Technically these district attorneys are prosecutors, I suppose, but, in reality, they are really “PINOs” — Prosecutors In Name Only. These PINOs were propelled to victory on a wave of cash from George Soros-related PACs and other left-leaning organizations with seemingly wonderful and altruistic names such as the “Fair and Just Prosecution” and “Partnership for Safety & Justice.”
Most if not all of these elected prosecutors ran on a platform of “reform” as if calling something “reform” makes it magically good.
And, after they got into office, the PINOs began to experiment on the American people by unleashing their social justice agendas.
The list of PINOs, although not exhaustive, is well known: Kim Foxx in Chicago, Alvin Bragg in Manhattan, Larry Krasner in Philadelphia, Chesa Boudin in San Francisco, Marilyn Mosby in Baltimore, George Gascón in LA, Kim Gardner in St. Louis, and many others.
I spent nearly 15 years as a prosecutor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Chicago, working my way up to second in command, and I know first-hand that sensible reform does not have to sacrifice public safety. For crimes motivated by drug addiction, like prostitution, my team favored treatment over incarceration. Offenders were able to find an exit ramp from criminality without creating chaos on our streets. --->READ MORE HERE
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