A crime wave swept Democratic cities across the United States in 2021. In New York, shootings are up 166% and violent crime surged to record highs. Newly elected Mayor Eric Adams has promised to rein in violent crime in the city and is bringing back an NYPD anti-crime unit that was controversial in the past. While Adams appears to be willing to be tougher on crime, prosecutors in the city have a different plan. Alvin Bragg, the new Manhattan District Attorney, says that he will not be seeking prison sentences for most crimes, including violent crimes. American Military News Reports–
“Alvin Bragg, the new Manhattan District Attorney, will not seek prison for nearly all crimes, except for murder, some violent crimes and white-collar offenses. Bragg also said when prosecuting those more severe crimes, his office will not seek the maximum sentences possible.
Bragg announced his new prosecutorial guidance in an office-wide memo on Monday. In his memo, Bragg states “reserving incarceration for matters involving significant harm will make us safer.”