George Soros' NYC Prosecutor: No Jail Time Except for Homicides, Extraordinary Cases
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg announces prison only for exceptional cases
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who was recently installed by far-left billionaire George Soros, has announced that his office will only seek prison time for homicides and a handful of other "extraordinary" cases.
Bragg, who was sworn into office as DA over the weekend, instructed staff on Monday that his office will not seek pre-trial detention or prison sentences for crimes other than a few exceptional cases.
In a memo to his staff, Bragg said he will downgrade or dismiss charges for many felony crimes.
Bragg revealed his progressive new approach in a "day one policies and procedures" memo, a plan which Mayor Eric Adams is reportedly on board with.
The Democrat DA says offenses like marijuana misdemeanors, prostitution, resisting arrest, and fare-dodging will no longer be prosecuted at all.
Bragg instructed prosecutors to stop seeking prison sentences for crimes except for homicides, assaults resulting in serious injury, domestic violence felonies, sex offenses, public corruption, and "major economic crimes."
The directive comes despite New York City seeing a surge in violent crime.
City-wide crime statistics published in December by the NYPD show that shootings, murders, and auto grand larceny have all nearly doubled while murder is up 50 percent in the city compared to 2019.
However, Bragg has now instructed prosecutors to only request incarceration in “extraordinary circumstances” and they must first receive approval from a supervisor.
Bragg was elected in November 2021 with indirect backing from left-wing billionaire George Soros, who gave $1 million to the Color of Change PAC, which spent to elect Bragg.
Farhadian Weinstein’s donation is by far the biggest I’ve seen in the race. Second place is probably Color of Change PAC, which is spending to support Alvin Bragg’s campaign and reported a $1 million donation from George Soros. And Lucy Lang donated $500,000 to herself.— Jeff Coltin (@JCColtin) June 11, 2021
“Soros also donated $1 million to Alvin Bragg’s successful DA campaign in Manhattan, funneling the cash through the Color of Change political action committee, according to public filings,” the New York Post reported.
Soros has spent millions in recent local prosecutorial elections, often backing left-wing radicals against incumbent or moderate Democrats.
His involvement has coincided with a massive rise in violent crimes in Democrat-run cities.
New NYC Mayor Eric Adams took office on January 1, amid promises to stop the city’s ongoing crime surge.
But Bragg, who won a staggering 83% of the vote, has other ideas about criminal justice, though the two campaigned together.
As Breitbart News noted last November:
Bragg ran a campaign centering around his pro-jailbreak agenda that seeks to end prosecutions for what he calls “minor offenses” such as marijuana misdemeanors, turnstile jumping, trespassing, driving with a suspended license, prostitution, resisting arrest for non-criminal offenses, and obstructing the work of the New York City Police Department.
Likewise, Bragg has said he will reduce “mass incarceration” by recommending no more than 20-year maximum prison sentences “absent exceptional circumstances.”
Bragg, notably, plans to ensure jail release for all suspects accused of crimes in Manhattan except in homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, and felony sex crime cases.
In June, Bragg was linked to Soros after it was revealed that the far-left Color of Change PAC which endorsed his candidacy was receiving millions from the billionaire investor.
At the time, Soros had donated about $1 million to the Color of Change PAC which was spending their funds to drive up support in Manhattan for Bragg.
Numerous arrestees, some of them accused of violent crimes, were released in 2020 and 2021 in New York City as a result of state bail reforms.
Some allegedly went on to commit crimes that shocked the public, such as an antisemitic attack in Brooklyn.
The White House has refused to comment on the effect that Democrats’ “criminal justice reforms” have had at the state and local level in fueling a national crime wave.
In 2021, @POTUS took more executive action to stop gun violence than any President has ever taken in their first year. Yesterday, the Administration built upon this with two important steps to keep guns safely secure and help gun dealers follow the law:https://t.co/CC1Hkn8nbs— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) January 4, 2022
Instead, Press Secretary Jen Psaki boasted Tuesday of the many executive actions that President Joe Biden had taken in 2021 to stop “gun violence,” without noting the contemporaneous rise in violent crime.