D.A. Bragg Announces Hate Crime Charges Against Konrad Pielak For Stabbing And Attacking Turkish Men
“This group of individuals was viciously attacked simply because they were Turkish. Nobody should feel unsafe sitting outside and speaking in their native language," said District Attorney Bragg.
The bill, introduced last week in Albany, targets a sophisticated “fencing operation,” Bragg said, whereby an intermediary purchases stolen goods from thieves and resells them online. “We need some upstream accountability,” Bragg told Crain’s. “We’ve got a real urgent matter facing our retailers.
In a memo supporting the bill, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg agreed. “New York is safer when survivors and witnesses feel comfortable reporting crimes,” he wrote. “Silencing these individuals does not protect us, it only protects the perpetrators of the crimes these survivors and witnesses are too afraid to report.”
D.A. Bragg Urges Passage of New Legislation to Protect Individuals Involved in the Commercial Sex Trade
“New York is safer when survivors and witnesses feel comfortable reporting crimes. But individuals involved in the commercial sex trade often feel reluctant to report crimes, because they are afraid they will be prosecuted themselves for prostitution offenses," said District Attorney Bragg.
Queens event planner Lauren Pazienza, charged with fatally shoving elderly voice coach on wine-fueled rampage, sent back to jail
In a statement, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said Pazienza “went to great lengths to avoid accountability for her actions” after leaving Gustern bleeding on the sidewalk.
“This was a senseless and unprovoked attack,” said District Attorney Bragg. “Barbara Gustern was a beloved vocal coach who lived a vibrant and active life at the age of 87, and her loss was felt deeply by many throughout the city. "