DA Alvin Bragg’s new human trafficking chief said that saddling victims with records made them more vulnerable and susceptible to remaining in the sex trade. The women had been punished for crimes they were forced to commit out of desperation and necessity — offenses they might not have otherwise. Captors often compel their victims to engage in illegal behavior as a means of ensnaring and controlling them.
The person accused of striking a 29-year-old Asian man with a hammer at a Manhattan subway station while yelling anti-Asian slurs last month was indicted on hate crime charges, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said Thursday.
The Manhattan District Attorney's Office is changing the way they handle questions over past convictions.
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."
A Bronx man who worked as a postal worker was indicted Monday for stealing five checks from the mail totaling more than $77,000, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg announced. The ex-USPS worker, 30-year-old Donald Fagan Jr., worked at a Chinatown post office location where he stole the checks between September and November 2021, according to court documents.
Bragg says it's the first time this office has devoted this much attention and focus on hate crimes. "It's really directing the resources to an urgent need," he said. "We've got two senior executives in the office overseeing this, and we've really invested in community relations."