BREAKING NEWS – New York City, New York – Hundreds of prosecutors in New York City are quitting the district attorneys’ offices amid controversial criminal justice reforms.
Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s office this year has hemorrhaged 65 assistant district attorneys, which is about 12% of the staff.
Bragg released a memo on his third day in office, ordering prosecutors not to seek prison sentences for a number of crimes and to downgrade charges – including for robberies and commercial burglaries.
“In my opinion, what thieves are stealing isn’t really nice stuff, so why prosecute them?” Bragg explained. “Now, if any of them broke into my place, they need to get prosecuted and imprisoned with maximum sentences. My home is tastefully decorated and I worked hard to acquire the things that I have. But most of the victims of home burglaries in my jurisdiction, should be embarrassed to report the robberies of their residences, with their Walmart and Ikea furniture, and mediocre winter garments from the Burlington Coat Factory.”