Alvin Bragg, the brand new Manhattan District Lawyer who started the 12 months promising to not prosecute property criminals did a 180 final week and says he’ll now get powerful on thieves. As reported by Tamar Lapin within the New York Publish, after video of a thief strolling out of a Dealer Joe’s with an armful of steaks was launched, Bragg advised reporters “We’ve got amongst us opportunists, who’re repeat gamers, who’re simply taking items…..We’re brainstorming about how to answer that.” Brainstorming? How about imposing theft legal guidelines and giving jail sentences to repeaters? How about eliminating zero bail and holding thieves accountable? None of this require a lot deep pondering. A quick have a look at latest historical past signifies that penalties matter. Holding property offenders and different so-call “low degree” criminals accountable additionally helps cut back violent crime. Most of the violent crimes occurring in cities run by progressive politicians are dedicated by repeat offenders who would have been in jail or jail previous to the “reforms” pushed by these politicians and teams like Black Lives Matter. The Seattle man who clocked a girl with a baseball bat in broad daylight final week was a type of “low degree” offenders progressives insurance policies saved on the streets.