D.A. Bragg Supports Terrorists

 

Since Alvin Bragg seems to have empathy with the criminals whom he quickly releases from jail, I can only assume by his behavior that he feels the same way about the domestic terrorists who have been plaguing our universities. His latest abuse of justice has come in the form of dropping charges against 31 of 46 pro-Palestinian protestors at Columbia University:

Former Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) ripped Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg for dropping the charges against many of the pro-Palestinian protestors who occupied a Columbia University building during an April demonstration.

‘There is no justice system when you have Alvin Bragg as your prosecutor,’ Zeldin, also a former New York gubernatorial candidate said on Fox News’s ‘Fox and Friends.’ ‘So, for those helpless Jewish students and members of the faculty who were hoping that there would be consequences after watching all of these crimes getting committed, this is another day of disappointment.’

According to the DA’s office, the decision was made because of a “lack of evidence,” and because the perpetrators lacked criminal histories. I have to assume the statement about criminal histories is true, but the conclusion that there was a lack of evidence is patently false.

The assistant DA stated that they couldn’t establish property damage or bodily harm, but conveniently neglected to mention that every defendant who had entered Hamilton Hall at that time was unlawfully trespassing:

They each were facing at least one charge of criminal trespass—a misdemeanor punishable by up to three months in jail and a $500 fine. After less than thirty minutes inside the courtroom, they were walking out scot-free.

A janitor, Lester Wilson, who was held hostage in Hamilton Hall during the occupation, was distressed by the dropping of charges. He thought at the time that his life was in danger.

Police officers were appalled at the decisions that were made to toss cases that were committed at another college:

Prosecutors also threw out nine cases — including six students — who were charged for occupying a building at the City College of New York protests on April 30. Several police sources could barely contain their disbelief to The Post.

‘Lack of evidence?’ one said. ‘Apparently body-worn camera wasn’t enough?’

‘We have a DA giving them what amounts to a mandate to push the envelope further now,’ fumed another veteran cop.

Jeffrey Wiesenfeld, who served 15 years as trustee on the governing board for CUNY, said it strained belief that authorities couldn’t identify anyone:

‘How can it be that you can’t identify a single person?’ he said.

‘It’s not acceptable and it’s not good for the city.’

Schools are pursuing disciplinary action against those students whose charges were dropped, but there’s no indication whether those actions will occur; most recently, many universities have been reluctant to discipline students.

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These decisions are corrupt and absurd on so many levels. There is no legal accountability. Jewish students still have reason to be fearful of these terrorists — wouldn’t protestors on the political right be labeled domestic terrorists? Given the impact of their actions, couldn’t the students at least have been charged with trespassing? Lack of legal action will embolden the protesting students and others who realize there are no repercussions. And of course, we don’t know if Bragg has anti-Semitic sentiments lurking underneath these irresponsible decisions.

Lawlessness in New York continues.

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  1. ctlaw Coolidge
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    Susan Quinn: His latest abuse of justice has come in the form of dropping charges  against 31 of 46 pro-Palestinian protestors at Columbia University:

    Bragg apparently wanted to drop charges against at least 45 of 46 but the others refused to accept release:

    Of the 46 people charged with trespassing in connection with the building’s occupation, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office dismissed cases against 31 people largely due to a lack of evidence. Prosecutors told 14 others that their cases would be dropped if they avoid being arrested in the next six months, but those defendants rejected that offer and will be due back in court on July 25.

    The remaining defendant, James Carlson, has two other open cases against him involving separate charges, including flag burning. Carlson has no affiliation with the school.

     

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/manhattan-da-drops-charges-columbia-university-protesters-hamilton-hal-rcna157976

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  2. Susan Quinn Member
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    ctlaw (View Comment):
    Bragg apparently wanted to drop charges against at least 45 of 46 but the others refused to accept release:

    I’ll have to look for that trial when it happens. Thanks, Ctlaw

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  3. Tex929rr Coolidge
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    You know what is surprising about this?  That anyone is surprised.

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  4. Susan Quinn Member
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    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    You know what is surprising about this? That anyone is surprised.

    It’s quite predictable, isn’t it Tex? Right in character for Bragg. But my “Jewish antennae” are zinging, so I must speak out. You heard about the Jews that protestors tried to keep from entering their synagogue in LA?

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  5. Tex929rr Coolidge
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    You know what is surprising about this? That anyone is surprised.

    It’s quite predictable, isn’t it Tex? Right in character for Bragg. But my “Jewish antennae” are zinging, so I must speak out. You heard about the Jews that protestors tried to keep from entering their synagogue in LA?

    Yes, and once again gun rights are important, but good luck in leftie land.

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  6. Susan Quinn Member
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    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    You know what is surprising about this? That anyone is surprised.

    It’s quite predictable, isn’t it Tex? Right in character for Bragg. But my “Jewish antennae” are zinging, so I must speak out. You heard about the Jews that protestors tried to keep from entering their synagogue in LA?

    Yes, and once again gun rights are important, but good luck in leftie land.

    Not in CA, but elsewhere, many Jews are attending their synagogues armed. Or have hired armed security. We have no choice.

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  7. Doug Watt Member
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    The “lack of criminal history” rationalizing from Bragg and his office is nonsense. The individuals trespassing has begun their criminal history. They were booked, fingerprinted, photographed, and identified.

    Every criminal has a first offense and sometimes that first offense to use a baseball term, is they stepped up to the plate and hit a grand slam.

    Bragg is no more than an advocate for criminals and their behavior and a defense attorney. He is not a prosecutor. 

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  8. Susan Quinn Member
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    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    The “lack of criminal history” rationalizing from Bragg and his office is nonsense. The individuals trespassing has begun their criminal history. They were booked, fingerprinted, photographed, and identified.

    Every criminal has a first offense and sometimes that first offense to use a baseball term, is they stepped up to the plate and hit a grand slam.

    Bragg is no more than an advocate for criminals and their behavior and a defense attorney. He is not a prosecutor.

    Thanks for your outstanding comment, Doug. Given your background, I greatly appreciate your viewpoint!

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  9. Rodin Member
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    When you understand that chaos is the strategy to set the table for popular acquiescence in totalitarian control, things become painfully clear and more predictable. Bragg is Soros’ instrument of chaos. And he is only one. And Soros, too, is an instrument.

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  10. Old Bathos Member
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    Doug Watt (View Comment):
    Every criminal has a first offense and sometimes that first offense to use a baseball term, is they stepped up to the plate and hit a grand slam.

    Not if certain crimes are freebies.  I can understand a lesser sentence but not a free pass, especially given the extent of the disruption, loss and costs imposed on others.

    The “lack of evidence” claim was bizarre.  Everyone in the building was trespassing.  If the police made an arrest inside the building, isn’t that kinda open and shut?

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  11. Susan Quinn Member
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    Old Bathos (View Comment):
    The “lack of evidence” claim was bizarre.  Everyone in the building was trespassing.  If the police made an arrest inside the building, isn’t that kinda open and shut?

    My thinking, exactly. It’s so annoying when they seem to think we are idiots, and that the cops are, too.

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  12. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    GOP needs to build an ad which shows the amount of harm the SOROS DAs have done to their cities.

     

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  13. Susan Quinn Member
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    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    GOP needs to build an ad which shows the amount of harm the SOROS DAs have done to their cities.

     

    That’s a great idea, Glenn.

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