It is difficult to decide where to begin, but we will start with a cornerstone belief of the New York Young Republican Club: the Right to Life. The Right to Life includes the simple New York City right to be able to walk down the street or take the subway without threat to one’s life. We have seen a dramatic spike in crime in the City that impairs each New Yorker’s access to this right.
Most recently, a woman was pushed in front of an oncoming subway car, leading to her death in the Times Square station. District 1 City Council Member Christopher Marte described it as an “accident”. A woman lost her life from an intentional assault. This is NOT an accident; it is called homicide. Councilman Marte’s description of the event is emblematic of the Democrat Party’s gaslighting of the crime wave hitting our country and especially New York City.
Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg is a part of this Democrat Party that focuses more on placating woke mobs by downgrading serious felonies or completely decriminalizing other crimes than on providing a safe city for New Yorkers. Under the facade of “restorative justice” for criminals, average hardworking and taxpaying New Yorkers feel unable to take the subway at night or walk home alone from a bar because D.A. Bragg is unlikely to prosecute a simple mugging or assault. Outrageously, D.A. Bragg wants to downgrade felonies with firearms concurrent with Manhattan experiencing a steep uptick in shooting deaths. Not only is it completely unacceptable that D.A. Bragg is following a line of policies which will incentivize criminality, it is a dereliction of his duty.
The New York Young Republican Club calls on D.A. Alvin Bragg to resign immediately. If D.A. Bragg does not resign, we call on Governor Hochul to begin proceedings under Article 3 Section 34 of the Public Officers Law to remove D.A. Bragg. To prevent New York City from becoming the crime-ridden and desolate Gotham City that it once was, we must have a D.A. willing to enforce basic laws.