New York Republican gubernatorial nominee Lee Zeldin joins Fox Across America With Jimmy Failla to shed light on some of the recent consequences of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s lenient policies.
“He does a day one memo, all sorts of offenses across the board he says he’s not going to charge at all. All sorts of other offenses he would treat as lesser offenses. But one of the offenses he wasn’t going to charge was going to be fare jumping. So here you have this 16-year old who just a few days earlier committed a violent robbery, goes right back out on the street. The Manhattan District Attorney doesn’t request any bail. In this case, he’s trying to jump the fare. The officer stops him, says you can’t do that. The 16- year old starts going after the officer. An officer is trying to do his job, but even the prosecutor has sent out the message that this is not something that’s going to get prosecuted. The craziest part of this may actually be when the 16-year old goes in front of the judge after the fight with the officer, the 16-year old asks the judge whether or not he can press charges. The sense of entitlement. I think it harms these communities that in many respects are getting less and less safe each day, when you’re piling on these pro-criminal policies, new pro-criminal proposals of what to do next and then people like the Manhattan DA refusing to enforce the law.”
Congressman Zeldin also addresses the recent attack against him at a campaign event. Listen to the podcast to hear what else he had to say!