Manhattan DA Requests Lighter Punishments for Robbery and Burglary


The Facts

  • The new Manhattan DA, Alvin Bragg, has ignited controversy by asking prosecutors to only seek prison time for the most serious crimes.

  • The move would mean lighter punishments for offences including armed robbery and burglary.

The Spin

Left narrative

The strategy will make the city safer by reducing recidivism. Incarceration is not always suitable or beneficial, and we should focus instead on restorative justice programs wherever possible.

Right narrative

Bragg is promoting a woke agenda that will jeopardize the safety of the public and businesses; it gives criminals a green-light to commit crime and could be detrimental to Manhattan's economy.

Political split



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