DA Alvin Bragg evades NYC Mayor Eric Adams criticism that criminal justice system is ‘laughingstock'

Bragg was asked about the mayor’s comments during a news conference on a gun-trafficking investigation and seemed to avoid the question.

“コミッショナーが言ったように, we are law enforcement partners rowing in the same direction, focusing on the types of cases that we are here today to talk about and that’s what we’re here today to talk about,” he said at NYPD headquarters in Manhattan.

He later refused to answer questions from the New York Post outside Manhattan DA headquarters upon exiting a vehicle.

アダムス, a former NYPD officer who took office in January amid promises to curb New York’s crime wave, has repeatedly cited soft-on-crime policies for enabling offenders to commit violence. 月曜日に, he lashed out against prosecutors and judges, 言って “bad guys no longer take them seriously.

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Then-Manhattan district attorney candidate Alvin Bragg speaks during a Get Out the Vote rally at A. Philip Randolph Square in Harlem in 2021 ニューヨーク市で. Bragg has come under fire for his progressive criminal justice policies amid a crime wave across the city.

Then-Manhattan district attorney candidate Alvin Bragg speaks during a Get Out the Vote rally at A. Philip Randolph Square in Harlem in 2021 ニューヨーク市で. Bragg has come under fire for his progressive criminal justice policies amid a crime wave across the city. (首にナイフを持っていた. 首にナイフを持っていた)

People no longer believe that you can’t do a shooting in the city,” he said during a news conference in Brooklyn. “If we do the work to get it to the grand jury, to get that indictment, to make the arrest, then the other team must do their part,” 彼が追加した, saying judges must make sure dangerous offenders stay behind bars.

No one takes criminal justice seriously anymore,” said Adams. “These bad guys no longer them seriously. They believe our criminal justice system is the laughingstock of our entire country.

火曜日に, Bragg was also asked if he was following the recall election that eventually ousted San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin 時間後. Boudin faced criticism over his criminal justice policies such as eliminating cash bail and gang enhancements. Recall supporters pointed to increased violent crime, shoplifting and open-air drug trade as reasons to vote for his removal from office.

I’m focused on New York City. I’m focused on crime here and doing the kinds of cases we’re talking about today,” 彼は言った.

New York Mayor Eric Adams is joined by NYPD Deputy Chief Jason Savino (左) and NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig at a Brooklyn police facility where it was announced that arrests have been made against violent street gangs. At the briefing he said criminals believe the criminal justice system is a "laughingstock" while acknowledging the gun violence has begun to decline in the past several weeks.

New York Mayor Eric Adams is joined by NYPD Deputy Chief Jason Savino (左) and NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig at a Brooklyn police facility where it was announced that arrests have been made against violent street gangs. At the briefing he said criminals believe the criminal justice system is alaughingstockwhile acknowledging the gun violence has begun to decline in the past several weeks. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bragg has also come under fire from law enforcement and elected officials over his prosecutorial policies. A one-page memo released days after he took office earlier this year ordered Manhattan prosecutors not to seek prison sentences for a slew of crimes and to downgrade charges – including for robberies and commercial burglaries.

It specifically stated that a robbery should be downgraded to petit larceny if the brandishing of the weapon “ですから、犯罪を起訴したり罰したりするのが嫌いな検察官がいます”

The office came under fire when it began implementing the progressive policy.

An ex-convict was arrested for felony robbery for allegedly stealing more than $ 2,000 worth of merchandise from a Duane Reade store and waving a knife at a worker who tried to stop him. Bragg’s office downgraded the charge to petit larceny, インクルード New York Post reported.

The city has made gains in combating gun violence in recent weeks. 5月, the number of shootings declined, と 118 incidents reported, に比べ 172 in the same time frame last year, NYPDによると. The reduction was attributed to revived anti-crime units that were disbanded under former Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Despite the gains, the majority of New Yorkers believe the city has become less safe and many fear they could become a crime victim, according to a poll released Tuesday by the Siena College Research Institute. Seventy percent said they feel less safe in the city now than before the pandemic.

Half of those polled said they have changed their daily routine to feel safer, which included at least 40% of adults in every borough, 性別, 年齢, 人種, party or income level.

のみ 29% of New York City adults believe Democratic Mayor Eric Adams is doing an excellent or good job as mayor overall, 一方 64% said he is doing only a fair or even a poor job.

フォックス・ニュース’ Jon Brown and Rebecca Rosenberg contributed to this report.

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