Tough-on-Trump Bragg goes gentle on precise public menaces

Tough-on-Trump Bragg goes gentle on precise public menaces

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has no downside inflating dubious misdemeanor charges against President Donald Trump into felonies, but in the case of real-life profession criminals, even violent ones, he does the other — lowering felonies to mere misdemeanors.

That’s what he did last week for Rodney Johnson, 53, who has almost 90 collars (sure, 90!) on his rap sheet going again to the ’80s.

The fees embrace home violence after he allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend, theft with intent to trigger bodily harm, in depth narcotics gross sales and extra.

He’s completed time in state jail for theft and grand larceny and blown off a court-ordered intervention program thrice in connection to a felony theft case.

None of that mattered to Bragg & Co.

When cops hauled in Johnson on third-degree theft fees over thefts at two Manhattan pharmacies — together with one the place he’s mentioned to have threatened staff with pepper spray — the DA’s workplace dropped all fees to misdemeanor menacing and petty larceny.

A judge supplied the lifelong offender launch on simply $1 bail on earlier fees.

How lengthy earlier than Johnson is nabbed but once more on some new heinous cost?

Bragg’s workplace decreased theft suspect Rodney Johnson’s fees to misdemeanor menacing and petty larceny.

Bragg made clear from the moment he took office that his high precedence is to maintain criminals out of jail and free to roam the streets — usually the aim of protection attorneys.

And he’s lived as much as his vow all too properly, reducing fees in opposition to numerous perps (or not even bringing them within the first place) and looking for minimal penalties for the worst offenders.

At least, offenders not named Trump. How many man-hours has Bragg’s workplace burned on that case?

How has it “saved” by dropping fees in opposition to actual menaces like Rodney Johnson?

Manhattan wants a DA targeted on public security, not on prosecutions most Americans see as purely political.



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