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If you thought Manhattan was turning into a boarded up dump where criminals can operate without consequence, you ain’t seen nothing yet. That’s pretty much the message new Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg sent out in his first memo to prosecutors who have been ordered to stand down and reduce charges on dangerous criminals, including armed robbers and convicted criminals.
In a memo sent to staff Monday and analyzed by the New York Post, Bragg announced his office “will not seek a carceral (jail) sentence” except in cases of homicide, domestic violence felonies, some sex crimes and public corruption.
“This rule may be excepted only in extraordinary circumstances based on a holistic analysis of the facts, criminal history, victim’s input (particularly in cases of violence or trauma), and any other information available,” Bragg writes.
When prosecutors do take a case in front of a jury, “the request can be for no more than 20 years for a determinate sentence, meaning one that can’t be reviewed or changed by a parole board,” the Post writes.
And life without parole is off the table. Won’t happen. Don’t ask. It’s not even being discussed.
As for the part where the wokes and criminals will rise up and cheer, Bragg outlines how prosecutors will reduce charges in the following cases:
- Armed robbers who use guns or other deadly weapons to stick up stores and other businesses will be prosecuted only for petty larceny, a misdemeanor, provided no victims were seriously injured and there’s no “genuine risk of physical harm” to anyone. Armed robbery, a class B felony, would typically be punishable by a maximum of 25 years in prison, while petty larceny subjects offenders to up to 364 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
- Convicted criminals caught with weapons other than guns will have those felony charges downgraded to misdemeanors unless they’re also charged with more serious offenses. Criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, a class D felony, is punishable by up to 7 years behind bars.
- Burglars who steal from residential storage areas, parts of homes that aren’t “accessible to a living area” and businesses located in mixed-use buildings will be prosecuted for a low-level class D felony that only covers break-ins instead of for more serious crimes. Those more serious crimes, class B and class C felonies, would be punishable by up to 25 and up to 15 years in prison respectively.
- Drug dealers believed to be “acting as a low-level agent of a seller” will be prosecuted only for misdemeanor possession. Also, suspected dealers will only be prosecuted on felony charges if they’re also accused of more serious crimes or are actually caught in the act of selling drugs. That felony would mean facing up to seven years behind bars.
What does this mean? As expected, this didn’t go over well with the men and women who are putting their lives on the line to deal with criminals.
“In Bragg’s Manhattan, you can resist arrest, deal drugs, obstruct arrests, and even carry a gun and get away with it,” DEA president Paul DiGiacomo said in a prepared statement obtained by the Post.
NYC Police Benevolent Association President Patrick J. Lynch feels like this is just another signal that lawlessness will be tolerated by so-called progressive district attorneys.
PBA Statement on Manhattan District Attorney Policy Memo pic.twitter.com/ujydGCy62M
— NYC PBA (@NYCPBA) January 4, 2022
Don’t forget what’s going on in San Francisco. Go back to mid-December when S.F. Mayor London Breed called a press conference to announce she’d had enough of the “bullshit” in the city. What is the “bullshit” she’s referencing? It’s the absolute destruction and lawlessness that has been brought on by a progressive, woke district attorney who has allowed criminals to walk right back on the streets to cause chaos.
It’s a DA who has allowed criminals to ruin neighborhoods, Walgreens stores, smash cars and allow drug dealers to turn street corners into drug markets.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed (D) changes tone after spike in crime:
“It comes to an end when we take the steps to be more…aggressive with the changes in our policies and less tolerant of all the bullshit that has destroyed our city."
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) December 16, 2021
And now it sounds like Manhattan DA Bragg wants a taste of that lifestyle in his part of the U.S.
Let’s show DA Bragg what the tax-paying citizens of San Francisco get to deal with under such woke prosecution.
Here are S.F. fentanyl dealers protecting their turf near multi-billion-dollar social media company buildings:
Be very clear drug dealers can do whatever they feel like locally. No license. No fees. No taxes. No inspections. No harassment. Ease of capitalism. pic.twitter.com/oz4mReMZbI
— bettersoma (@bettersoma) December 31, 2021
Manhattan residents can also expect this scene from San Francisco when the drug dealers figure out the laws have been thrown out and the prosecutors are only worrying about the major crimes. Bring your tents, smoke fentanyl, hope you didn’t get the pill that ends up killing you.
What a time for the lib-lib cities of this country.
— Jenny, Girl from 4th 🌍, 鄰白廢物 🦍 (@JennyChachan) December 23, 2021