“Let’s do our very best to keep people out of jail, kids. And let’s really, really not sweat the small stuff.”
OK, Bragg didn’t actually say that — but it pretty faithfully paraphrases the guts of a staff memo Bragg issued Monday, the first business day of his four-year term.
Specifically, Bragg says his office “will not seek a carceral sentence” for anything short of murder or deadly assault (“carceral” being progressive double-speak for prison). Also, he says minor crime won’t be prosecuted at all.
In other words, jail is to be reserved for ax-murderers and their ilk; armed robbers and heavyweight drug-dealers are to be minimally inconvenienced — and just forget about the quality-of-life law enforcement that was the beating heart of the Giuliani-era rescue of New York City decades ago.
Victims? Let ’em hunker down and hope for the best. No place for them in Manhattan any more.
Soros’ biggest coup yet
And Mayor Adams can just forget about his oft-promised crackdown on the city’s dangerously rising crime rates — because there is no point in picking up criminals if you have no place to put them down.
Off somewhere wearing a sardonic smile must be billionaire George Soros — the arch-anarchist who’s been lavishing big bucks on progressive district-attorney candidates for years now, and who kicked in a reported $1 million to Bragg’s campaign last year.