Gowdy obliterates Manhattan District Attorney for 'hug-a-thug' crime approach: 'Dangerously stupid'

Burgerregte-prokureur ontbloot rede agter landwye misdaadpiek, is beskuldigde of abandoning the law and traditional law enforcement procedures in his third day on the job with a memo ordering prosecutors not to seek prison sentences for a slew of crimes and to downgrade charges – including for robberies and commercial burglaries.

Gowdy called the new directivedangerously stupid.

MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY ALVIN BRAGG BLASTED BY CRITICS OVER LIGHTER PUNISHMENT FOR VIOLENT CRIMINALS

The problem is he doesn’t want to be a prosecutor,” die Sunday Night in America host told viewers. “He has a hard time finding crimes he wants to prosecute…and even when he can be bothered to prosecute. He doesn’t believe in prison. So we have a prosecutor who doesn’t like prosecuting or punishing crime. I wonder if he might be happier as a defense attorney or maybe working for the editorial board at the New York Times.

Bragg’s memo states robbery charge should be downgraded to a petit larceny if the brandishing of the weapondoes not create a genuine risk of physical harm.The DA also said he will stop prosecuting other crimes – including some trespass offenses, resisting arrest and fare evasion, but plans to aggressively seekalternatives to incarcerationfor cases that do warrant prosecution.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 01: District attorney candidate Alvin Bragg speaks during a Get Out the Vote rally at A. Philip Randolph Square in Harlem on November 01, 2021 in die stad New York. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago / Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 01: District attorney candidate Alvin Bragg speaks during a Get Out the Vote rally at A. Philip Randolph Square in Harlem on November 01, 2021 in die stad New York. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago / Getty Images) ((Photo by Michael M. Santiago / Getty Images))

Gowdy said the new policies would seemingly eliminate the role of police, juries and judges.

MANHATTAN DA SAYS HE DOESN’T ‘UNDERSTAND’ THE PUSHBACK TO SOFT-ON-CRIME POLICIES

We hear the phrase ‘threat to democracy’ a lot,” hy het gesê. “What would you call a prosecutor who decides to ignore laws passed by legislative bodies and eliminates the role for police, juries and judges. Is that anti-democratic when one person issues a memo obviating the criminal code? Why would the police arrest anyone who isn’t going to be prosecuted? Why should the police risk their lives or risk being sued to investigate crimes the prosecutor will either reduce to probation or dismiss?”

Bragg follows a path of progressive prosecutors in Die Engele, San Francisco and Houston, Philadelphia, onder andere, who are pushing for radical changes to the justice system on the local level.

Does that sound progressive or insane?” Gowdy asked, emphasizing that policies like these ultimately hurt the people most likely to be victimized, “which is often communities of color and those who don’t live behind gates or have a security detail.

Democratic candidate for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg speaks to the press after casting his ballot in the New York City election in the Manhattan borough of New York, VS, November 2, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Democratic candidate for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg speaks to the press after casting his ballot in the New York City election in the Manhattan borough of New York, VS, November 2, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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