“Public Safety of New Yorkers at Risk,” Say Lawmakers
A group of GOP lawmakers is demanding the removal of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg following his handling of a recent attack on two NYPD officers by a gang of migrants outside a shelter. In a strongly worded letter, the lawmakers expressed their concern over the safety of New Yorkers and criticized Bragg for allowing the alleged attackers to be released without bail.
Attack on NYPD Officers Caught on Video
The letter referenced a video that captured the attack, showing multiple individuals kicking and assaulting the officers before fleeing the scene. The lawmakers argued that it is undeniable that these attackers should have been held in custody, yet Bragg’s office allowed six of them to be released without bail.
The letter further condemned the behavior of the suspects, citing instances where they were seen laughing, making obscene gestures, and showing no remorse after their release.
Lawmakers Accuse Bragg of Neglecting Crime Victims and Law Enforcement
The lawmakers accused Bragg of displaying poor judgment and prioritizing politics over justice. They claimed that he has consistently failed crime victims, turned his back on law enforcement, and selectively prosecuted criminals for political reasons.
The group called on Governor Hochul to remove Bragg from office and appoint someone who will enforce the law, remove criminals from the streets, and send a message that lawlessness will not be tolerated.
Attack Highlights Struggles with Influx of Migrants
The attack on the officers occurred amidst the city’s struggle to address the influx of migrants from Texas. City leaders are grappling with strained services and increasing impatience from residents. The incident has further intensified the debate on how to handle the situation.
The officers involved in the attack sustained minor injuries and were treated at the scene. Four suspects have been charged with various offenses, including assault on a police officer, gang assault, obstructing governmental administration, and disorderly conduct.
The lawmakers’ call for Bragg’s removal comes at a critical time when public safety and the effectiveness of the criminal justice system are under scrutiny.