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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