Conservatives Call on Hochul to Can Manhattan DA

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Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., left, place his hand a bible held by his wife Jamila Ponton Bragg, center, as Judge Milton Tingling, right, administers the oath of office and swears him as the first Black Manhattan District Attorney, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 in New York. (Julie Skarritt/Richard Fife PR via AP)

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The New York Conservative Party is calling on Governor Kathy Hochul to dismiss Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg over the latter’s position on prosecuting crimes.

Bragg said in a recent memo that his office will not seek to prosecute many felonies, and will only seek prison sentences in cases of homicides, assaults resulting in serious injury, domestic violence felonies, sex crimes, public corruption, and “major economic crimes.”

“If Governor Hochul allows Mr. Bragg to remain district attorney, she’ll be signing the death warrant of an untold number of New Yorkers,” Conservative party Chairman Gerard Kassar said in a statement. “Firing him could be the most important act she makes as governor of this state.”

Bragg has defended his policy, arguing that stiffer punishments don’t deter crime. Police associations far and wide have denounced Bragg calling them an invitation for criminals to run amok.

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