The witch hunt against Donald Trump seemingly never ends. But one DA just gave away the game.
And this Trump prosecutor let slip what he fears the most.
Alvin Bragg, the District Attorney of Manhattan, has created a name for himself in charge of an office that has been widely condemned for being too lenient on criminals, frequently releasing repeat offenders who later terrify the city once more.
With an increasing number of New York City residents concerned about their safety, the progressive DA has admitted that he, too, is concerned about crime in the city, particularly on the subway, saying the thought of a family member riding the train makes him sick to his stomach.
“I know the statistics that transit crime is down,” Bragg said during a recent interview with Fox5 NY, “but when one of my family members gets on the train, I get a knot in my stomach.”
According to NYPD data, while transit crime has fallen since 2022, 195 such occurrences occurred in June, an 18% increase over the 165 recorded during the same month last year.
This year has seen a number of high-profile subway events, including a number of tragic passenger collisions.
Jordan Neely, a homeless guy, died in May after being choked by ex-Marine Daniel Penny. Neely had been threatening passengers on the train and was subdued as a precaution by a group of men.
Bragg handled the grand jury’s indictment of Penny for second-degree manslaughter.
Jordan Williams was arrested in June on accusations of manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the fatal stabbing of Devictor Ouedraogo, who had choked and punched Williams’ girlfriend.
After it was determined that Williams had acted in self-defense, the charges were withdrawn.
The New York Post reported Mayor Eric Adams saying that media coverage of stories like these made people more afraid.
According to a new Siena College study, 41 percent of New Yorkers are more concerned than ever about their safety, with 70 percent of those living in the city saying they are “very” or “somewhat” afraid of becoming a victim of a crime.
Despite this, Bragg expressed optimism about the future.
“I live here, I’m raising my family here, so we have a lot more work to do,” he said, adding that “we have really encouraging signs [that] the data is moving in the right direction.”
But take Bragg’s comments with a grain of salt.
For one, George Soros helped him get elected into his position.
But secondly, just because he lives in New York that doesn’t mean he’s experiencing the day-to-day life.
He is a high-profile civil servant who likely has armed security around him.
The average NYC resident is defenseless compared to him. And he knows it.