George Soros’ Hand-Picked Radical Left Democrat Prosecutor
On May 8, 2021, a political action committee backed by billionaire George Soros, Color of Change, endorsed Bragg in the DA race and pledged $1 million to support his election. According to public filings, George Soros made a $1 million donation to Color of Change PAC on May 14.
In a 2022 WSJ op-ed, Soros admitted he has “supported the election (and more recently the re-election) of prosecutors” and soft-on-crime district attorneys.
BRAGG’S SHADY PAST REMAINS A MYSTERY
During his primary election, a woman made a “disturbing allegation” against Bragg. She came forward to Color of Change. The PAC immediately halved its funding to Bragg and the allegation was never disclosed publicly.
Bragg hired a PR crisis-management team after taking office.
BRAGG HAS BEEN ROUNDLY CRITICIZED FOR PROSECUTING INNOCENT VICTIMS AND BEING SOFT ON CAREER CRIMINALS
In July 2022, Bragg dropped the disgraceful murder charge against 61-year-old bodega worker Jose Alba for stabbing an ex-con in an act of self-defense. Alba spent five days on Rikers Island after being assaulted at his own convenience store.
Later in December 2022, Bragg declined to prosecute a woman, Tracy McCarter, who stabbed her husband to death.
Bragg freed without bail a 16-year-old boy who was filmed brutally assaulting and beating an NYPD cop.
Bragg gave a plea deal to a man with grand larceny charge, letting him go without any jail time, so he could later assault a random woman on the street.
Bragg downgraded an armed robbery charge to a misdemeanor after a knife-wielding ex-con threatened a drugstore worker.
Bragg released without bail a man who attempted to stab Rep. Lee Zeldin at a gubernatorial campaign stop.
Bragg is so soft on career criminals that a small group of 10 repeat offenders have a combined total of 500 arrests.
Seven NYPD officers were shot in the first weeks of Bragg’s term.
BRAGG IS A WOKE TYRANT WHO HAS POLITICIZED THE JUSTICE SYSTEM
State Supreme Court judge Diane J. Kiesel blasted Bragg’s decision not to prosecute Tracy McCarter, accusing Bragg of being pressured by his own supporters, as well as those of McCarter’s. Color of Change ran an ad pleading for Bragg to drop the charges.
ROGUE PROSECUTOR ALVIN BRAGG HAS BEEN TRYING TO TAKE DOWN TRUMP FOR MANY YEARS
During a media circuit following the Trump Organization conviction in December 2022, Bragg said he was “gratified” that the “the broader public got to see the inner workings of the Trump Organization on display.”
Bragg proudly declared that he is leading the charge in taking down President Trump, saying:
“I think I'm probably the only lawyer in the country who can say, we are right now, prosecuting a criminal case against the Trump organization. When I was in leadership at AG's office, we did the Trump University case. When I was in leadership at AG's office, I led the Trump Foundation team.”
Bragg said he was the most qualified candidate to prosecute Trump, saying: “I have a history of doing complex litigation — some of that involving Trump himself — so I led a Trump Foundation case where we sued him and family members and the foundation for their misconduct, led that to a successful conclusion. We also sued the Trump administration over 100 times on programmatic matters from DACA to travel bans and family separation.”
According to the New York Times, Bragg “repeatedly brought up his many lawsuits against Mr. Trump and his administration” during his campaign. The article states: “Mr. Bragg, at a Democratic candidate forum in December, cited that lawsuit as one reason he was qualified to oversee the district attorney’s Trump investigation. ‘I have investigated Trump and his children and held them accountable for their misconduct with the Trump Foundation […] It is a fact that I have sued Trump more than a hundred times […] I can’t change that fact, nor would I. That was important work.’”
BRAGG IS A PROGRESSIVE ACTIVIST
Bragg has donated to Democrat candidates, including Barack Obama and Raphael Warnock.
Bragg issued a progressive manifesto on his first day in office directing prosecutors to not seek bail or jail time for criminals, to treat armed robbery as a misdemeanor, ignore retail thefts, to not prosecute people for resisting arrest, and to deny felony charges in several violent attacks.
NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell blasted Bragg’s soft-on-crime policies.
65 assistant district attorneys left Bragg’s office in the first half of 2022 after his progressive reforms to the state criminal justice system.
239 police officers resigned from the NYPD in January and February of 2023. 1,400 cops are projected to resign this year.
BRAGG IS DESTROYING MANHATTAN, WHERE CRIME IS RAMPANT
Crime increased 22 percent during Bragg’s first year in office.
Alvin Bragg in his first year in office downgraded more than half of all felonies to misdemeanors.
The latest crime statistics for NYC show that the following are up from two years ago:
- Rape +18.3 percent
- Robbery +41.7 percent
- Felony Assault +32.6 percent
- Burglary +21.4 percent
- Petit Larceny +40.9 percent
- Grand Larceny +57.6 percent
- Grand Larceny Auto +101.7 percent
- Transit Crime +53.9 percent