Alvin Bragg was overwhelmingly elected Manhattan District Attorney, becoming only the fourth person elected to this office in 80 years. A son of Central Harlem, Alvin has spent the better part of two decades standing up to the powerful and fighting to get justice.
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D.A. Bragg delivered remarks and addressed questions on his plan to delivery safety and justice for all in a conversation with Arva R. Rice, President and CEO of New York Urban League and Jessica Orozco, Chief of Staff at the Hispanic Federation, moderated by Rachel Barkow, Vice Dean and Charles Seligson Professor of Law, and Faculty Director of the Peter L. Zimroth Center on the Administration of Criminal Law.
“Manhattan is home to countless art museums, galleries, and antique stores – there’s no shortage of beautiful art around every corner,” said District Attorney Bragg.
"The two goals of justice and safety are not opposed to each other. They are inextricably linked. We deserve and demand both, and that has been the focus of my career, and indeed, my life."
“Art is a window into the past, and particularly with pieces of this age, it’s often the only opportunity we have to study civilizations long-gone,” said District Attorney Bragg.
“This remarkable antiquity is the first from Michael Steinhardt’s $70 million collection of 180 looted and stolen antiquities to be repatriated to its country of origin,” said District Attorney Bragg.
"Today, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell, and senior staff members met to discuss issues of mutual concern. The discussion was open, candid and productive. The meeting was to share ideas and examine policy differences that could be clarified and harmonized toward a common vision that acknowledges the need for criminal justice reform and alternatives to incarceration. It was agreed that police and prosecutors would weigh the individual facts and circumstances of each case with a view toward justice and work together to keep New Yorkers safe. These collaborative discussions will continue."