How are things going for Manhattan Attorney General Alvin Bragg? Well, he’s gotten the praise and plaudits from the radical left for his attempt at prosecuting Trump, but he also has to deal with the reality of the situation he has helped create. Namely, he has to deal with the crime situation which is making the Big Apple the Rotten Apple.
In fact, DA Bragg even admitted recently that the crime situation in the city is so bad that he is fearful and consumed with worry when his family members attempt to use the city’s public transit system, which is overridden with crime thanks largely to soft-on-crime policies and zero bail release turning criminals back out on the street.
Speaking about his feelings of fear that surface every time his family gets on the once-safe subway system, he said, “I know the statistics that transit crime is down. But when one of my family members gets on the train, I get a knot in my stomach.”
Continuing, DA Bragg said, “I live here, I’m raising my family here, so we have a lot more work to do. We do a number of long-term investigations involving wiretaps. We do targeted enforcement, so we are seeing the returns on that investigative work, and we’re going to do that kind of work.”
The New York Post, adding context to DA Bragg’s claim that crime on the public transit system is down, reported, “[Bragg] appeared to reference the latest NYPD data that show major crime in the city’s subway system being down 4.6% in the first six months of this year compared to the same period in 2022. But last month alone, transit crime actually spiked
DA Bragg also claimed that the city’s surveillance and investigative work is helping the situation, saying, “We do a number of long-term investigations involving wiretaps. We do targeted enforcement, so we are seeing the returns on that investigative work, and we’re going to do that kind of work.”
But whatever DA Bragg claims is the case about locking up criminals, the data shows that his soft-on-crime reputation is well-earned, The Daily Mail, reporting on the shocking and scary data out of his office on what happens to suspects, reported, “Suspected felons have walked free in half of cases since Alvin Bragg took office, sparking fears that some of New York’s worst criminals still roam the streets, DailyMail.com can reveal.“
Continuing, that same Daily Mail report on the DA’s office’s data said, “The proportion of cases in which the Manhattan DA’s office has not asked for felony suspects to be held on bail has more than doubled since 2018, according to its own data.“
So, though Bragg might pose as an ordinary New Yorker worried about crime and his family, it appears that he is also one of the major contributors to the out of control crime problem in the Rotten Apple.