It seems pretty clear that in modern Left-wing ideology with regards to blacks who commit crimes, is to find any way to excuse their behavior. These statements by Alvin Bragg are quite telling:
“I grew up with friends disappearing over charges like that (theft) and even if there is an alternative [to incarceration, such as diversion programs, there is a] consequence of disruption for the family. We need to asking, ‘Does something make us safer?’ And prosecuting a young person, even if it doesn’t end in incarceration [such as in diversion programs], in my view does not make us safer,” he said. “I think we need to move away from what I would call a crime of poverty.”
I suppose that poor black people just can’t help themselves and are unwillingly compelled to do things like destroy property, or assault random people? Regarding how to deal with this Bragg explains:
A campaign webpage, which has since been scrubbed, said Bragg believed crimes that disproportionately incarcerate Black people are “morally indefensible” to enforce.
“These cases do not belong in criminal court. The punishments are disproportionately harsh, and fall disproportionately on the backs of people of color. This makes them morally indefensible,” Bragg stated on his website. “This is why I will not prosecute most petty offenses through the traditional criminal court system… I will either dismiss these charges outright or offer the accused person the opportunity to complete a program without ever setting foot in a courtroom.”
He calls them “petty offenses”, which I suppose means any type of crime against “we the pee-ons” whom he is supposed to serve. And then there’s this type of thinking:
The statements reflect those from his chief prosecutor, Meg Reiss, who was brought in to Bragg’s office. Reiss has advocated to include a critical race theory framework into prosecution years before joining the Manhattan DA.
Reiss previously bragged about letting violent felons out on the streets, including a murderer, Fox News Digital reported.
Before joining Bragg’s office, Reiss created the Institute for Innovation on Prosecution which suggested prosecutors should intentionally undermine the charges police officers bring forward.
The institute said prosecutors must focus on “acknowledging our nation’s shameful history of slavery and racism which continues to cloud the criminal justice system.”
Bragg’s chief prosecutor has argued for critical race theory ideology to be integrated into the criminal justice system as part of a “new paradigm of prosecution,” while claiming violent criminals are not necessarily “bad dudes.”
To sum it up, the criminal is the victim and the victim is worthless. Talk about being pro-criminal, so long as their black that is!