DA Alvin Bragg came into office with a ‘day day memo’ promising not to prosecute the worst criminals.
His office will halt prosecution of several non-violent crimes including fare-beating, trespassing, resisting arrest and interfering with cops, unless they are part of a larger, felony case.
Prosecutors were also instructed to downgrade felonies to misdemeanors in certain cases. For instance, suspects initially charged with armed robbery of a store would get hit with petit larceny instead, a misdemeanor, provided no victims were seriously injured and there was no “genuine risk of physical harm,” the memo states.
When Jordan Neely assaulted a 67-year-old woman, breaking her nose and causing injuries to her head, the system colluded to set the deranged monster loose.
In November 2021, Mr. Neely’s aggression seemed to peak, when he punched a 67-year-old woman in the street on the Lower East Side, the police said. The woman suffered severe facial injuries, including a broken nose, according to court documents. He was charged with assault and, awaiting the resolution of his case, spent 15 months in jail, the police said, though his family said the stint was shorter.
He pleaded guilty on Feb. 9 of this year, in a carefully planned strategy between the city and his lawyers to allow him to get treatment and stay out of prison.
Jordan Neely had threatened to kill his grandfather, so his own grandparents wouldn’t let him in the house.
He had tried to abduct a 7-year-old girl, also punched a 64-year-old man and threatened to kill a gate agent. He was on the list of the 50 most unstable people in the subway system. And a pro-crime regime in New York City refused to do anything to stop the monster.
Finally, on a F train, a few men, including Daniel Penny, a former Marine, stood up to him and wouldn’t let him hurt any other women or young girls. Now a leftist-BLM lynch mob working with DA Bragg’s office has seen to it that Penny will be charged with manslaughter.
In the days following Neely’s death, attorneys representing Penny said Neely was “aggressively threatening” their client and that he and other passengers “acted to protect themselves.”
“Daniel never intended to harm Mr. Neely and could not have foreseen his untimely death,” Thomas Kenniff and Steven Raiser said in a May 5 statement.
Attorneys for Neely’s family said Penny should be sent to prison.
“He never attempted to help him at all,” Lennon Edwards and Donte Mills said in a May 8 statement.
The case sparked days of protests by demonstrators calling for justice for Neely.
The lynch mob gets what it wants again and the only people DA Alvin Bragg will prosecute are conservatives and heroes acting in self-defense against the violent criminals he set loose.
A Manhattan parking garage attendant who was shot twice while confronting an alleged thief — then wrestled the gun away and opened fire on the suspect — has been charged with attempted murder, police said.
One cop who heard of the attempted-murder charge against the parking garage worker snarled, “People like Alvin Bragg have made this city unsafe, and this worker is a victim defending himself.”
Previously, a bodega worker was charged after defending himself. Both cases involved minority men and were dropped after public outrage. But Penny is white, so Bragg will make an example out of him.
The only remaining crime under the pro-crime DA is self-defense.