Sadly, it’s a familiar daily scene on our streets and in the subways across New York City: people visibly struggling with serious mental health and substance use challenges.
News of the Colorado Springs shooting was heartbreakingly tragic and painfully familiar. Once again, someone with a gun targeted the LGBTQIA+ community. We heard stunned survivors recount the horrors of the attack, we caught glimpses of a growing makeshift memorial, we saw mourners cling to each other in grief, and we learned that law enforcement was uniting to conduct a careful investigation.
It’s not often that a career prosecutor becomes the focal point of a campaign for governor. But in a political cycle that offered more heat than light on crime and public safety, Republican Lee Zeldin decided to make me — the duly-elected Manhattan district attorney who won with 83% of the vote just one year ago — the centerpiece of his statewide campaign.
D.A. Bragg, Legal Aid Urge Clearing of Human Trafficking Survivors’ Convictions in New York Daily News Op-Ed
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and the Legal Aid Society’s Exploitation Intervention Project attorneys Leigh Latimer and Abigail Swenstein today urged prosecutors and defense attorneys across the state to work collaboratively to utilize the recently enacted START Act to ensure that survivors of human trafficking are not burdened with criminal records.
D.A. Bragg, CUNY ISLG’s Michael Jacobson Call for Investments in Prevention to Reduce Crime in New York Daily News Op-Ed
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and CUNY Institute for State & Local Governance’s Executive Director Michael Jacobson today urged upstream investments and community partnerships to combat the rise in gun violence in New York City.
Tiny type, major impact on NYC’s gun violence (by DA Bragg, State Senator Hoylman and State Representative Rosenthal)
"We — a state senator, state assemblywoman and the Manhattan district attorney — are urging the Legislature to pass and the governor to sign “microstamping” legislation this session to significantly enhance the ability of law enforcement to solve violent gun crimes and help deter future crimes."