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Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg Admits He’s Fearful Of Crime On NYC Subways

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who initiated charges against ex-President Donald Trump concerning a hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels earlier this year, has expressed apprehension about the increasing level of criminal activity in New York City.

The issue is especially prevalent with regards to subway crimes, where there have been continuous surges in violence despite certain attempts to contain it.

“I know the statistics that transit crime is down,” he told Fox5. “But when one of my family members gets on the train, I get a knot in my stomach.”

The DA’s own acknowledgement of the criticism he has received for his lenient approach to crime has further fuelled the public’s belief that crime is on the rise in the city, despite NYPD statistics pointing to a decrease in certain criminal activities.

“I live here, I’m raising my family here, so we have a lot more work to do,” Bragg told the outlet. “We do a number of long-term investigations involving wiretaps. We do targeted enforcement, so we are seeing the returns on that investigative work, and we’re going to do that kind of work.”

Fox5 reports that many New York City residents do not perceive a decrease in crime rates. In an interview with the outlet, a building superintendent who was repainting graffiti near the main entrance stated his opinion that crime had spiraled out of control.

“Yesterday, you see the car, he’s crushing it, he took the baseball bat, it’s terrible.”

I asked him, “He smashed the car with a baseball bat?” He replied, “Yes.”

Another resident said, “I think it’s still iffy. It depends on the neighborhood that you’re in and the time of day; you might run into something.”

A longtime resident of the city said, “Personally, I’ve had no incidents on the streets.” Another resident noted, “I see it all the time; I didn’t see nothing change.”

Last month, a federal judge in the Southern District of New York heard arguments from President Trump’s legal team to have his “hush money” case moved out of a Manhattan courtroom and into federal jurisdiction.

ABC News reported that U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein listened to approximately three hours’ worth of testimony and oral arguments regarding Trump’s 34-count indictment by Bragg concerning a payment he made to Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential campaign.

However, the judge revealed he was not inclined to grant the motion for transferal.

“The act for which the president has been indicted does not relate to anything under the color of his office,” Halverstein said during the hearing, adding: “I intend to write and issue a decision within two weeks.”

ABC News added:

Trump in 2017 wrote monthly reimbursement checks to his then-lawyer, Michael Cohen, from his personal funds having nothing to do with his official duties as president, a prosecutor said during the hearing in arguing to keep Trump’s criminal prosecution in State Supreme Court in Manhattan instead of federal court, where Trump’s defense attorneys say it belongs.

“Writing personal checks, even if he did it in the Oval Office, is not an official act,” the prosecutor, Matthew Colangelo, said.

“The president’s duties are not all-encompassing,” Colangelo, added, according to ABC News. “We know the president can, even when he’s president, have personal papers.”

Despite Trump’s potential lack of success in having the case moved to a federal courtroom, one legal expert has noted that his team has made a wise decision. Alan Dershowitz, renowned Harvard law professor, believes that filing a $500 million lawsuit against Michael Cohen – Trump’s former personal lawyer – is the ideal approach as it would prove beneficial for Trump and detrimental to Bragg.

Cohen had previously testified before the Manhattan grand jury which eventually indicted Trump on criminal charges of falsifying business records related to Daniels.

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4 Responses

  1. The Anti-American Communists that call themselves Democrats are destroying The United States with their policies and actions, shown daily.
    The people of New York and every Democrat stronghold get what they vote for. It is beyond sad there is too many willfully ignorant lemmings that vote blue no matter what. Their poor choices are hurting us ALL.
    Maybe some people will wake up that The Democrats don’t give a rats ass about them except for getting their vote to get in office or stay in power.
    Not holding my breath with the amount of lunacy going on nowadays.

  2. Liberals be careful what you cheat for, you just might elect it. Sooner or later it will come and bite YOU on the arse. Biden it will be to late.

  3. Democrats are all and also all headss of Department and the labor Union which is agaisnt the law in the federal government beccause it is a governing body are all a terrorist plot to take over the Federal Government and run a social country which reduces all the people to robot under Democrat watch

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