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New Manhattan DA Pushes Progressive Reform Despite 'More Dangerous,' 'Blatant' Crime

Alvin Bragg, district attorney-elect, at a meeting against gun violence in Harlem, New York, Nov. 19, 2021. (Lev Radin/Sipa USA via AP)

By    |   Thursday, 06 January 2022 07:06 AM

Even as crime rates continue their lengthy surge in New York City, offenders are being punished with less severe sentences, a path that it appears will be followed — if not expanded — by Manhattan’s progressive new district attorney, raising concerns about whether Alvin Bragg will take a bite out of crime before crime takes another bite out of the Big Apple.

Bragg’s year-opening memo to staff indicated that his office "will not seek a carceral sentence" for many criminal offenses.

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Even as crime rates continue their lengthy surge in New York City, offenders are being punished with less severe sentences, a path that it appears will be followed by Manhattan's progressive new district attorney...
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