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January 13, 2022
Gubernatorial hopefuls slammed new Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s controversial policy of not prosecuting certain low-level crimes while downgrading other charges, with some calling for his removal. “Bragg can’t pick and choose what laws not to enforce. You can’t say, ‘I’m not going to enforce the law,’” said Long Island Congressman Tom Suozzi, a Democrat challenging Gov. Kathy Hochul in the Democratic primary, told The Post. Bragg also is a Democrat. Bragg should be ousted before he allows more criminals on the streets.
"His policy sends a very bad message. This is a green light for chaos,” Suozzi said. Hochul, a Democrat running to keep the executive seat she assumed when three-term Democrat Andrew Cuomo resigned amid a sexual harassment scandal, declined requests for comment. Three Republican candidates for governor — Long Island Rep. Lee Zeldin, Rob Astorino and Andrew Giuliani — said they would remove Bragg from office if they were in the executive seat, for failing to enforce the law. They said Hochul should do so.
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