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The Atonement of Trump
I watched our former president, Donald Trump, arrive at the courthouse in Manhattan, NY, to be arraigned for committing a supposed crime. None of the news networks were clear then on the charges, but they commented how sad this day was and likened him to Nixon and O.J., as the aerial shots followed the motorcade – a ridiculous comparison and how odd they all mouthed the same thing. They weren’t sad at seeing a president hauled to court for the first time in history, but that he brought yet more shame on our country.
I had never heard of Attorney Alvin Bragg, the prosecutor in this case, until this moment. I don’t think anyone did unless they were from New York. Here are some interesting facts about him and his record, including the downgrading of criminal offenses in New York:
On January 4, 2022, after three days in office, he announced that his office would no longer prosecute low-level offenses such as fare evasion, resisting arrest, prostitution, and cannabis-related misdemeanors unless accompanied by a felony charge. He also decided to seek lesser charges for burglaries and store robberies where the offender “displays a dangerous instrument but does not create a genuine risk of physical harm”.